Mary and Aloysious stay with their mother and step father and that is where we found them . Mary’s sister who was raped by their father has since disappeared, her brother Dick 11yrs whom their father had put on Wells of Hope form to be considered for sponsorship is staying with an auntie, it was difficult to see him . Their eldest sister Molly 16 years whom he had also put on the form is now married. The challenge here is that Mary whom we have chosen to sponsor and her brother Aloysius are the children whose testimony in court was heavily relied on to find their dad guilty.
Mary, who has since dropped out of school, hopes one day she could become a nurse; Wells of Hope is going to help turn this dream into a reality. Aloysios wants to be a teacher, he will also join Wells of Hope next month.
Mary is one of the 18 children we met from 8 different families, we visited in remote villages in Ssembabule,Mpigi and Masaka district of Central Uganda from the 11th-12th January 2013. All the children we saw live in totally pathetic conditions, and need urgent help.
One of the 4 grandmothers we met, Lovinsa 70 years cares for five children , one unruly boy of 14 years, and four beautiful little girls aged 5-10 years. She is very sick and weak, she limps as she walks, yet she has to care for these children, I had to hide my tears, the youngest girl is malnourished and needs quick help. We hope to relieve Lovinsa three of the little girls.The mother and father of these children are doing 60 years in prison, their mother has a baby in prison who she delivered from prison.
We are asking for help, we strongly believe that together with you , we can turn the current predicament of these children, save them and change our world.
If God is to intervene in other people’s mess, He is going to work through you and me ,so allow to be God’s hands, God’s feet, God’s eyes, God’s ears today. And If you can help someone out of the ditch , God will also help you out of your pit, No matter how big or small the gift you may give us, it can change a life here.