People

Emmanuel (Emma)

November 9, 2018

As part of our #GUW20for20 series, we have asked Mary Klauda, one of our devoted supporters, to share her experience: “I have been an extremely proud GUW sponsor to Musana Emmanuel, fondly known as Emma, for the past 5 years. I became his sponsor in 2013 when he was a boy in Tororo Uganda, ready…

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Nayamwenge Faisi

November 9, 2018

  Nayamwenge Faisi, age 66, is a widow living in rural Kayoro, Uganda. She is the main provider for her family, which includes her daughter (also a widow) and grandchildren. There is no running water, no electricity, and no windows in their one room mud home with a metal roof. They share mattresses and woven…

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Nyapendi Mary

November 7, 2018

  Nyapendi Mary and her family are a part of the Lwenyi Gi Pinyi community group in Kayoro, Uganda. This group has the objective to encourage each other, “especially women to express their minds and have self-support.” Nyapendi Mary and her husband Akaye Godfrey are parents and grandparents, and they have a large household of 12…

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Awori Abeza

November 7, 2018

  Before Awori Abeza was enrolled into Give Us Wings’ sponsorship program, her father, John Martin, was hesitant and even feared the motives behind it. He felt that GUW wanted to use Abeza to enrich themselves, and not truly help her gain an education. He also did not see an importance of his daughter receiving…

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Mary Frances Adikini

November 7, 2018

Mary Frances Adikini has been a part of the Give Us Wings community for two decades. She was a very poor, illiterate, and vulnerable widow with six children. “I could hardly speak in public or even defend myself when in trouble. I faced a lot of harassment because I was a woman. I was not…

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Sharon Turyahabwa

November 7, 2018

    Sharon was invited to join Tororo Girls School this year, a highly prestigious secondary school in Eastern Uganda. This is in part due to the education she received through Give Us Wings’ Family to Family Sponsorship program. She was able to get a private education and stand out early in her academic career.…

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Kevin

November 7, 2018

  Kevin was a 3-yr-old girl in rural Uganda when AIDS took her parents and made her an orphan. Kevin’s aunt, Manjeli, quickly took her in and did her best to support her. They lived in Kayoro, Uganda in a mud home with a thatched roof and no running water or electricity. Kevin would occasionally…

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Emojong Zephaniah

November 7, 2018

  Emojong is 11 years old and has been in the Family To Family Sponsorship Program for about a year now. He was not originally selected to be the in the program, his younger sister was. Tragically, she was hit by a car while walking on the road to the market. She was killed instantly.…

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Janet Akinyi

November 7, 2018

Janet Akinyi was forced into an abusive marriage plagued by poverty at a very young age. She soon became pregnant and had to leave school. She was abused by her husband and eventually left. Janet was a new mother of three kids and had no education or job.              …

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Grace Awasa

October 29, 2018

  Grace Awasa and her husband, Vincent, have 9 children ranging in ages from 20 to 6 years old. She has a tailoring business, and Vincent has a small transportation business, which likely means that he provides short rides for people on his boda boda (motorcycle) for a small fee. They work very hard each…

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Pamela Anyango

October 29, 2018

  Pamela and her family live in the Bison slums in Tororo, Uganda. In an 8’x9’ room, the family of 7 sleeps on the mattress on the floor. There is no electricity or running water, and there are mosquitoes and rodents. Pamela is part of the Hera Women’s Group, made up of women who fled…

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Oburu Charles

October 29, 2018

  In 2016, Oburu Charles was an 8-yr-old boy living in a remote village of Kayoro, Uganda with his grandmother. He attended an under-facilitated public school, but because of an absence of food, Oburu would sometimes skip school to look for fruit along the way. Oburu is an orphan with clear physical evidence of stunted…

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Mary Alice Namono

October 29, 2018

  Mary Alice Namono is an orphan who lost both of her parents to AIDS, Mary Alice Namono lived with her aunt in Tororo, Uganda until she forced her into an abusive marriage at age 14. Her education was abruptly stopped due to her marriage and her aunt’s inability to provide for Mary.   With…

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Mr. Ochieng

February 4, 2017

Ochieng Samuel, a 63-year-old man from Kayoro, Uganda, arrived at the St. John’s Kayoro Health Center II (SJKHCII) in great pain—unable to walk or sit. He had large and deep wounds on his buttocks that were turning septic. He had become bedridden, bringing enormous despair to him, his family, and friends. Mr. Ochieng explained to…

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Rose

March 8, 2016

  Rose was beloved—by every one of her fellow members of the Katonda Mbera group in Tororo, Uganda and by all of the Give Us Wings volunteers who had the privilege of meeting her. Her kindness, generosity and gentleness radiated from her as easily as her sweet smile. Courage came from a place deep inside…

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