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Misi Webisa  

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  • Age: 18
  • Birthday: June 15, 1996
  • Gender: Male
  • Location: Uganda
  • Center: Bufumbo Child Development Center
  • Child ID: UG8110228
    • Waiting: 233 Days for a sponsor.
    • Child lives in an AIDS-affected area.
    • Child lives in an area with higher risk of exploitation and abuse.
Misi makes his home with his grandfather and his grandmother. Carrying water, gathering firewood and teaching others are his household duties. His grandfather is sometimes employed as a laborer and his grandmother is sometimes employed as a laborer.

As part of Compassion's ministry, Misi participates in church activities and youth group. He is also in high school where his performance is average. Soccer, singing and walking are his favorite activities.

Because of your sponsorship, Misi will have new opportunities to learn and grow physically, mentally, and spiritually. Thank you for your concern and prayers.
Misi lives in the hillside community of Bufumbo, home to approximately 10,000 residents. Typical houses are constructed of dirt floors, mud walls and tin roofs. The primary ethnic group is Bagisu and the most commonly spoken language is Lumasaba.

The regional diet consists of beans, bananas, cassava, rice and potatoes. Common health problems in this area include malaria, HIV/AIDS, skin rashes, intestinal worms and ringworms. Most adults in Bufumbo work as subsistence farmers and earn the equivalent of $35 per month. This community needs scholastic materials, income-generating skills and tuition assistance.

Your sponsorship allows the staff of Bufumbo Child Development Center to provide Misi with Bible teaching, hygiene education, medical checkups, games, scholastic materials, music courses, self-esteem education, community service opportunities and handicraft classes. The center staff will also provide literacy programs, parenting skills classes, health education and income-generating activities for the parents or guardians of Misi.
Straddling the equator, Uganda has a diverse terrain with plains, forests, lakes, swamps and mountains. Much of the south is forested and most of the north is grassland. The country's high altitude moderates the tropical climate. The population is largely rural; its density is highest in the south.

Uganda is made up of a hodgepodge of African natives where no one ethnic group dominates. Forty-two percent of Ugandans are Protestant, almost another forty-two percent are Catholic, and about twelve percent are Muslim. English is the official language and other languages, such as Luganda, are used for small-scale commerce. Sub-Saharan Africa, where Uganda lies, bears the heaviest burden of the AIDS epidemic. In this region approximately 22 million children and adults are living with HIV/AIDS; approximately 940,000 of these are Ugandan.

By the fifteenth century, the Buganda kingdom ruled much of what is now central Uganda. European explorers entered the area in 1862. Following civil war, a British protectorate took control in 1896. Independence movements of the 1950s came to fruition in 1962 when Uganda was granted self-rule. In 1971, army commander Idi Amin took control through a coup, looting the country and killing an estimated 300,000 during an eight-year reign of terror. An invasion by the Tanzanian army in 1979 overthrew Amin and the country went through a period of instability where governments arose and were overthrown. In 1986, Yoweri Museveni and his National Resistance Army took over the leadership after a brief war; he is the current leader. Since then, Uganda's economy has strengthened and the government has remained stable but the 1990s have seen a rise in insurgency in the north.

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Child's Location: East of Mbale

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  • Most important of all, your sponsored child will hear about Jesus Christ and be encouraged to develop a lifelong relationship with God.

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