Daniel lives with his mother. His mother maintains the home. Daniel works at home carrying water, teaching others and buying or selling in the market. There are 2 children in the family.
For fun, Daniel enjoys singing, telling stories and walking. He attends church activities and choir regularly and is in primary school where his performance is average.
Please remember Daniel in your prayers. Your love and support will help him to receive the assistance he needs to grow and develop.
Daniel lives in the hillside community of Chesower Village, home to approximately 16,000 residents. Typical houses are constructed of mud with thatched or iron sheet roofs.
The regional diet consists of maize, beans, chicken, cassava, potatoes, vegetables, milk, greens, matooke (steamed green plantain) wheat and sorghum. Common health problems in this area include malaria, typhoid, pneumonia, respiratory infections and HIV/AIDS. Most adults in Chesower Village work in farming and earn the equivalent of $35 per month. This community needs scholastic materials, tuition assistance, adult literacy programs and a market for their produce.
Your sponsorship allows the staff of Chesower Child Development Center to provide Daniel with Bible studies, health screenings, health education, nutritious food, vitamin A supplements, birthday celebrations, livelihood skills training, scholastic materials, school uniforms and academic support. The center staff will also provide parenting seminars, income-generating programs, food security training and evangelism for the parents or guardians of Daniel.
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.
Map of Uganda
Child's Location: Southeast of Kapchorwa