Butiki - Jinja District, Uganda
Date of birth: 2006
Country of origin: Kimuli District, Uganda
General Health of Child: Normal
Description: Both of her parents died. Was living with Aunt who has many children of her own and raises them as a single mother.
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About Butiki children's HOme
When Orphan's Lifeline began supporting this home in 2004 the children were living in a fairly new facility that was built by another U.S. organization, yet there was no electricity or running water. Many of the children were in need of medical attention and were thin from malnutrition. In 2011 Director Edward Ochimi passed away. After his death the owner of the land wanted his property back and the home was in threat of closing. Mrs. Ochimi stepped up to the position of director and with Orphan's Lifeline's help she was able to move the children to a new building that we built on a piece of land that she owned. The home has progressed into a vibrant and healthy place for the children to grow, learn and develop into productive, fulfilled and successful individuals
Is a country slightly smaller than the state of Oregon and is home to more than 25 million souls. Uganda, while having a relatively stable government and substantial natural resource, is still a country with much suffering. The 46 year average life-span is evidence of the harsh social climate. Disease and war have take their toll. By 2001, more than 884,000 children under the age of 14 had lost their parents to AIDS. Many others have lost their parents to war. Thousands live in tent cities and the situation in Uganda is considered to be one of the worst humanitarian emergencies in the world. With an estimated 44% of the population living at or below poverty, the orphaned children of Uganda are desperate for our help.