Caroline Nabakooza

Nantale Children's Home - Uganda

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Date of birth: 2002

Gender: Female

Country of origin: Masaka, Uganda

General Health of Child: Normal

Description: 

Caroline has both parents. She has a sister called Gertrude Nabasumba who is sponsored by Born in Africa an NGO that works with children. Gertrude once stayed at Nantale Home. Their social worker visited Carol and Gertrude’s home in the village in Masaka-Uganda wanting to re-unite Gertrude to her parents. The said social worker found Carol and Gertrude’s parents in a terrible state due to financial hardships. They had no home to stay in as they stayed in a makeshift house and went without food quite often. They picked Carol and referred her to Nantale Lifeline children’s home for care taking. Carol is now in P.6 though she is supposed to be in S.3. However, she is doing relatively well.

 

 

 

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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.

About Uganda

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.