Nantale Children's Home - Uganda
Date of birth: 2003
Country of origin: Jinja District, Uganda
General Health of Child: Normal
Brian’s mother is alive and her name is Birwa Naluwange. His father is dead. His home is in Nakasongola in the far central part of Uganda. Brian’s mother is very poor and highly vulnerable.
Brian is a very handsome and humble child. This attracts him to people. Kiweewa who volunteers at Kids Club by identify highly vulnerable children and introducing them to their organization, during his visit to Nakasongola found Brian in a sorry state highly infested with jiggers and could not walk properly. He then picked Brian from the mother and advised her to go with him to his offices at Kids Club where he promised her help. Brian and the mother were then led to the administrator’s office who immediately contacted us through the Local Council 1 Chairman and we accepted to take him on. He has since grown into a fine boy who is so had working at home and has prospects for a better future.
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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.