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Uganda a very hurting land

1:08 pm June 9, 2013
One thing I've realized is there's no "comfort" in Uganda. The beds are lumpy, the pillows and sofa's are hard. The chairs aren't comfy and are few and far between. Most restaurants have only plastic lawn chairs for diners to sit in. There's dark orange dirt everywhere, your clothing gets covered in all that dust and its hard to wash off. Kids have to scrub clothes by hand and that's why their clothes are ruined and have big holes since they have to rub them so hard to get out stains. Most people don't "comfort" their crying children either. The parents or guardians of kids have a "they'll get over it" attitude and tend to ignore kids most of the time. Many parents don't ever hug their child.

  People there walk 1-2 miles to get water from a well and also to get to school, the market, church, clinics etc. Most families can't even afford to ride in a taxi van or on the back of motor bikes that take people wherever they want to go for 50 cents to $1 per ride.
So they have to walk everywhere. Living off of $1-$2 per day isn't easy. Most food like beans, potatoes, rice, tomatoes, peas costs 50 cents to $1.  Then rent need to paid also.


During my 1st trip there a news story came on about a village that was not far from the area I stay in and
it said a step mom had hired a hit man to run over her step son. This child was about 8 years old.
It turned out though that the wrong child was ran over. Not sure if this step mom ever spent any time in jail or not. Sometimes step parents won't give step kids any food unless they cook it them selves so at age 4-5 etc
the child will suffer burns from an open fire or boiling water. Burns are common there if kids are under age 5.
Flies are everywhere and even fall into their soup they have for lunch.

For the kids in Uganda their biggest concern is not whether we (as their sponsor) will send them their favorite stickers or a toy that's their favorite color, their biggest fear is will someone be alive tomorrow to take care of them and will they get a meal that day.

They deal with malaria, typhoid some have Hiv and need to take daily medication, .

If everyone could give just a few dollars it would help a family there to get by. Whenever I hand out food there at schools there's about a million hands poked at me all begging to get something but one Ugandan friend told me that might be the only bit of food they get all day. It's hard to imagine all that they go through just to survive each day that's why we all should do our very best to make sure at least 1 child will live because we have helped them.
Will you become a sponsor today or make a 1 time donation to help kids get some of their most basic needs
met?  Click the yellow Donate button at the top of the blog to help. See photos of typical family life in Uganda below.



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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ilAZtnmJs0U&t=6s