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Sponsorship - Anna Nadunga, 11 years, Mbale My name is Anna and I am eleven years old. My mother died a few months ago from  AIDS. I was left behind along with my two sisters, Justice and Joan and our father who  is an alcoholic. My father refused to carry on living in the house where my mother had  passed away. Instead he build a 15sqm hut in which all four of us would have to live. It  was not easy for us to live in such a small space with my father’s alcoholism. Also the  hut could not withstand all types of weather such as heavy rain showers. We did not  have enough money to afford proper clothes or to pay for our school fees. The  neighbours talked to members of the Give-Me-Hope-Family. Through them we found our  new home. Starting next school year we will be able to go to school again. We live in a  safe house, where we can sleep and where we are far away enough from our  increasingly threatening father. Sponsorship  - Cathy Amulinde, 14 years, Mbale  I am Cathy and I am fourteen years old. My parents abandoned my brother Isaac and me  two years ago. They just disappeared from one day to the next. A woman from our  neighbourhood started to take care of us. However, she rarely gave us food and she  beat us. In the end she chased us out of her house. That is how we ended up at Robert  and Rose’s. Life is much better for us here. Meanwhile we heard that our father was in  prison, we do not know why. He does not feel he is able to take care of us. We do not  know where our mother is. I like to go to school and I usually come home with good  results. I finally have the feeling that I have arrived and found a place that I can call  home. Sponsorship - Diana Nambwa, 7 years, Mbale I am Diana and I am seven years old. My mother died of AIDS three years ago.  Unfortunately I do not know my father. After the death of my mother, an aunt took care of me, but unfortunately she did not care very well for me. Most of the time I had to do  the housework. Often I had to sleep outside and she did not feed me regularly. Rose  brought me to Mbale two years ago. Since then I am able to go to school, I eat  regularly, have proper clothes and a place to sleep. The Give-Me-Hope-Family takes  good care of me now. My wish for the future is that I will be able to finish school so  that I can take care of myself later on.  Sponsorship - Isaac Amulinde, 9 years, Mbale  I am Isaac and I am nine years old. My parents abandoned my sister Cathy and me two  years ago. They just disappeared from one day to the next. A woman from our  neighbourhood started to take care of us. However, she rarely gave us food and she  beat us. In the end she chased us out of her house. That is how we ended up at Robert  and Rose’s. Life is much better for us here. Meanwhile we heard that our father was in  prison, we do not know why. He does not feel he is able to take care of us. We do not  know where our mother is. I am very happy that I can go to school and that there are  people who look after me, people that really care for me.  Sponsorship - Joan Nadunga, 12 years, Mbale My name is Joan and I am twelve years old. My mother died a few months ago from  AIDS. I was left behind along with my two sisters, Justice and Anna and our father who  is an alcoholic. My father refused to carry on living in the house where my mother had  passed away. Instead he build a 15sqm hut in which all four of us would have to live. It  was not easy for us to live in such a small space with my father’s alcoholism. Also the  hut could not withstand all types of weather such as heavy rain showers. We did not  have enough money to afford proper clothes or to pay for our school fees. The  neighbours talked to members of the Give-Me-Hope-Family. Through them we found our  new home. Starting next school year we will be able to go to school again. We live in a  safe house, where we can sleep and where we are far away enough from our  increasingly threatening father. Sponsorship - Justice Muzaki, 14 years, Mbale I am called Justice and I am fourteen years old. My mother died a few months ago from  AIDS. I was left behind along with my two sisters, Joan and Anna and our father who is  an alcoholic. My father refused to carry on living in the house where my mother had  passed away. Instead he build a 15sqm hut in which all four of us would have to live. It  was not easy for us to live in such a small space with my father’s alcoholism. Also the  hut could not withstand all types of weather such as heavy rain showers. We did not  have enough money to afford proper clothes or to pay for our school fees. The  neighbours talked to members of the Give-Me-Hope-Family. Through them we found our  new home. Starting next school year we will be able to go to school again. We live in a  safe house, where we can sleep and where we are far away enough from our  increasingly threatening father. Sponsorship - Leonard Gonyi, 9 years, Mbale  I am Leonard and I am nine years old. It is only a few months ago that my mother died  of AIDS. Since then my life has become worse. My father drank and became more and  more violent. One day he beat me so badly, that he dislocated my hip. Now my right leg  is shorter than the left one and I have difficulty when walking. I was not able to wash  myself for months and I also had to care for my five year old brother who is suffering  because of AIDS. Most of the time we lived on the streets. Our biggest problem was  getting food to eat. No one from our family wanted to take care of us.  A few weeks ago the Give-Me-Hope-Family picked my brother and me up. Since then my  life has totally changed. Finally I can be a child again, I can play and I have a bed to  sleep in. I do not have to worry so much about my brother anymore, because now there  are other people who are taking care of him. When I was in hospital, I was told that it  will be possible to correct my dislocated hip when I am fully grown up. Till then I will  have a shoe which will equalise the difference between my legs. I really want to learn  and go back to school. This is my biggest wish. With the beginning of the next school  term it will finally be possible for me to go to school again, like a normal child.  Patenschaft - Elizabeth,  5 years, Mbale Hallo! My name is Elizabeth. I am five years old and one of Jane’s daughters.  Fortunately I am Aids free, but it is hard to see how my mum is suffering because of it.  I was never directly affected by my father’s violence, but I often experienced how he  was mistreating my mother and my sister, Patricia. I am very glad that this is over now  and I have become an happier child, so much so that I even make the people around me  happier. Patenschaft - Emmanuel, 14 years, Mbale Hello. My name is Emmanuel, but everyone calls me Emma. Two years ago I ran away  from home. My father used to beat me very often and very violently. So one day I  decided to leave. I was only twelve years old. I decided to walk to Jinja, which is over  one hundred kilometres away from  my home village. I wanted to find some distant  relatives who were living there and stay with them. On the way, the police found me  and called Robert and Rose, who are also distant relatives of mine. They sent me to a  boarding school, where I could study and be safe from my father. I came to Mbale  during my school holidays and now I will not be going back to the boarding school. I like  living with the Give me Hope Africa family and I would prefer it much more to stay here  with them. Patenschaft - Estha, 5 years, Mbale Hallo! I am Estha and I am five years old. My mother had psychological problems and  disappeared shortly after my birth. No one knows where she is or even if she is still  alive. I do not know who my father is. After my mother disappeared my grandma took  care of me. Unfortunately, she is now too old and too weak to take proper care of me.  That is how I came to live with the Give me Hope Family. I am much happier now and I  really enjoy being together with the other children. Patenschaft - Ben and John Magomu, Mbale Hello. we are Ben and John Magomu. We are half brothers and we are in the age of six  and nine. We share the the mother, which died last year because of an asthma attack.  Our fathers can't take care of us.  Ben: My father is a member of a gang. They move arround and rob people. The whole  village where I stayed fears them. I rarly have seen him the last years.  Junior: My faters is a really old man. He almost can't walk anymore and can't take care  of me at all.  That's how we came to our grandmother. But she is old and sick as well. She can't take  care for us anymore. That's why the pastor of our village has connected us to GMHA,  where we live since two months. We go to school and are glad that someone cares for  us. Patenschaft - Eva und Jennifer, Mbale Hello,  My name is Eva Mugide and my sister is called Jennifer Nafuna and we are eleven and  five years old. Our mother married when she was very young. She was in the sixth class  and around 14 years old. Our father is an alcoholic. He drank away the little money we  had and he did not care if we had food to eat or not. When the situation at home became too serious, I had to go and stay with an aunt. That aunt did not really want me around and she beat me and made me work really hard,  When it became too much for me, I ran away. My sister Jennifer stayed with our  grandmother. Because of a lack of food and hygiene she was always sick. Meanwhile our  mother went to Mbale to look for work and for someone whom she could leave us with.  She became the cook for the children at GMHA. After some weeks she told them about  Jennifer and me. That's how we came to GMHA. Our lives have really improved. We  don't have to fear violence and hunger anymore and we can go to school and to nursery. Patenschaft - Dan, Mbale Give me Hope Africa has got a new baby. Babyboy Dan is touching the herats of all Give  me Hope Africa members. In the village he has been a forgotten soul. As child number  he was born into the world- his mother because of her psychological desease not able  to take care of him, she became violent and was not able to feed him. When we got to  know Dan he was almost starved. Very early in his life he had to learn that his signs  would not get any reactions. No crying, no emotions in his face, hardly to see a sign of  living. Though he has been hungry, so much. Very slowly we had to introduce him to eat  again. For too long the stomach had been empty. Slowly after some days we could  figure out the first expressions in his face, even a small sign of a smile and even better,  he cried the first time. A symbol of „I don't like that! Stop it!“ People may wonder how  we can be happy about a crying child. For us it means a lot. It means that he feels his  enviroment, he feels his enviroment is reacting to him, that he can get help when he  cries. Dan will need a lot of love and care, but we are optimistic, that he will find trust  in life again.  Patenschaft - Jonah, 5 Jahre, Mbale ...coming soon... A family needs support  A pastor and his wife came to GMHA  recently. Over the past few years they have taken  in eight street children and have tried to support and help them with the little means  they have. Those eight children have a home now. They don't have to be afraid of living  on the street anymore and they have people around them who care for them. But  despite everything, they still live in poverty. The pastor and his wife are able to make  two rooms available for the children. Four children sleep on an old and decrepit  mattress in each room, without electricity. They don’t even have a change of clothes.  So GMHA will try to supply the urgent requirements like mattresses, clothes and food.  We are asking for your support to achieve this. Sponsoring the whole family or one of  the children or material donations can all help to improve the lives of those eight  children. 
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The Give-Me-Hope-Family is already taking care of nine children. All of them need food, clothing and a place to sleep.  Furthermore, we want to make it possible for every child to go to school. To achieve this, the relevant school fees have to  be paid and the required school materials provided. 20 euros are enough to pay these costs for one month. If you would  like to support one of the children by fostering them or if you have any questions, just contact the Give-Me-Hope-Africa  team. 
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