Grace K. Komugisha
Nantale Children's Home - Uganda
Date of birth: 2004
Country of origin: Jinja District, Uganda
General Health of Child: Normal
Grace’s mother is a former Nantale Home resident. Her name is Teddy. Teddy having been herself dumped on a rubbish hip and picked by Christine Nantale, she did not receive proper upbringing. She had no capacity of distinguishing between bad and good. She even never went to school which made matters worse. She started producing children at an early age, which children did not have identifiable fathers. She would dump them at Nantale home [Jjaja Nantale]. This became a cycle of child vulnerability. Forgotten Africa having taken up children Jjaja Nantale was caring for, Grace was among them that time and very young. LC1 council Bukoto Church Zone helped Forgotten Africa-Uganda Ltd in taking on Grace as a resident vulnerable child.
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About Nantale children's HOme
In 2007, Orphan's Lifeline was made aware of an 84 year old women name Christine Nantale who had been taking abandoned children from the community into her small home for the past 45 years. She had no running water and never knew where the children's next meal would come form. The children were sheltered and loved, but without regular food and necessities they were malnourished and sickly. At this time we began supporting Christine's efforts with food and supplies. When she passed away in 2009 we joined with local women who had worked with Christine and worked to relocate the children to a new safe and secure location. The children now have sanitary living conditions along with food, clean clothes, electricity, running water, beds, education, medical care and loving caregivers to watch over and guide them.
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.