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These triplets from Uganda are turning 4 on July 18. Your donation helps their single mom and 7 other families build safe, new homes.
Single mom, Annet was abandoned by her husband at the hospital when he heard that she was giving birth to triplets. Her joy at having triplets turned into devastation and worry. “How will I take care of these children?”
Thankfully, staff from Compassion's local church partner stepped in to help with regular food, clothing and medical care. Even with support, she struggles to pay rent and fears to be thrown out of the small, dilapidated home when she is late.
Your donation will help Annet and the triplets, plus 37 others from 7 households build safe, new homes. Among them are children whose mother has a disability, a child whose mother is battling cancer, an HIV-affected family and a youth-headed family. They live in homes with little ventilation, poor lighting, leaking grass-thatched roofs and flea-ridden rodents. Water leaks from the roofs cause fungal and skin infections amongst the children.
Donate today to help the triplets, Patience, Samuel and Grace celebrate their birthday with the gift of a new home.
Providing safe, new homes with good lighting, ventilation and strong roofs keep children secure.
Clean, renovated homes keep children free from sicknesses caused by infested rodents and leaking roofs.
With safe homes, children can focus on school and play, and caregivers can focus on supporting their families.
19,000CHILDREN UNDER 5 DIE DAILY
from preventable ailments
58%OF CHILDHOOD DEATHS
are caused by infectious diseases
1 IN 6CHILDREN WORK WORLDWIDE
to support their families
Due to poverty, Annet and her husband couldn't afford a scan during pregnancy, so she discovered she was having triplets the day she delivered them. “When my husband found out that it was not twins we were having but triplets, he switched off his phone so I could no longer contact him. In our community, twins are considered a blessing but triplets are considered a curse. He wouldn’t even come and pay the hospital bill.”
Bereft at her husband’s abandonment and despairing at how she would raise her babies and their older sister alone, Annet was at a loss. Her husband’s family despised the babies as a curse, and her husband even threatened to kill them. Staff from Compassion's local church partner in Businywa, Eastern Uganda learned of her situation and provided her with financial help, food and clothing.
On Wednesday, July 18, the triplets will be celebrating their 4th birthday! Give them the best birthday present ever - a safe home.
If additional money is raised beyond what is needed, it will be used to help other Compassion-assisted children and families build or rebuild safe, new homes.
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