Shafic Kalanzi

Butiki - Jinja District, Uganda

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Date of birth: 2004

Gender: Male

Country of origin: Kampala District, Uganda

General Health of Child: Normal

Description: Father was the first to die of HIV/AIDS and mother also later on passed on too. Has two sisters and one brother who live by their grandmother who is too old and struggles with the children left by her late sons and daughters. He enjoys rice and chicken his favorite subjects are physics and chemistry and want to become a computer mechanic.




 

 

 

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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

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.