Gerald’s mom was left to raise four children when their dad deserted them. Her only source of income was a vegetable garden. Most of the food went to feed the family; any extra she sold to buy basic necessities.
Throughout the year we receive heart-felt thank you letters and cards from the projects we support around the world. Since Thanksgiving is right around the corner, we thought now was a great time to share some of them with you.
Poverty is more than just an economic issue. Take, for instance, 11-year-old Caroline and her two older sisters, Jovias and Scovia. The three Ugandan siblings lived alone in the crumbling ruins of a once-decent house built by their father, whose alcoholism has led to much grief for the whole family.
When an Islamic primary school invites a Catholic teacher to speak to its students, you know there’s got to be an incredibly compelling reason. In Uganda, that reason is AIDS prevention.