Christine Chandiru

Nantale Children's Home - Uganda

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Date of birth: 2007

Gender: Female

Country of origin: Jinja District, Uganda

General Health of Child: Normal

Description: 

Christine was born to Felix and Scovia in Arua District far north of Uganda with the border with southern Sudan and Congo. Her parents separated when she was a baby and she stayed with the mother. She was later separated with her poor mother at the age of 4 by a relative(auntie) who took her to Kampala to use her in child labour as a maid at her home. She was later abandoned at another auntie’s home called Lucy who stays in one of the suburbs of Kampala called Mutungo. She is also very poor and sells local gin for a living. She struggled to put her in school but Christine could miss most of her school days helping the auntie out in alcohol brewing and other house chores. Besides the school was too far from her auntie’s home. Later she was referred to Nantale home for protection by a church organization where she used to go for free meal on Saturdays through the Local Council. She studied for the 3rd term in P.1 last year and she was promoted to P.2 though she is supposed to be in P. 5 or P.6. She is well behaved girl and hardworking.

 

 

 

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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.