Eunice Lalam lives to help others. Raised in a slum on the outskirts of Kampala, she is no stranger to poverty. She was only four years old when her father passed away, and though her mother worked hard to provide for her and her four siblings, their resources were often stretched thin. Eunice was forced to drop out of school to help her mother work at the local market. When a friend told her mother about the Compassion child development program at a local church, everything changed.
Through her Compassion sponsorship, Eunice was able to return to school, where she consistently ranked among the top 10 students all throughout high school. She also received a scholarship to attend university, going on to earn a bachelor’s degree in statistics from Makerere University in Kampala, Uganda, and an associate’s degree in science from McLennan Community College in Waco, Texas.
Passionate about healthcare, with a strong heart for serving others, Eunice is currently pursuing an accelerated bachelor’s degree in nursing at Midwestern State University in Wichita Falls, Texas. She dreams of giving back to her impoverished community in Uganda by establishing an accessible, quality healthcare center there.
Eunice currently calls Wichita Falls, Texas, home and enjoys speaking about the church’s response to poverty, the power of giving, and how to be a catalyst for change.