tag:compassion.com,2011-06-09:5-48732 Uganda Stories 2011-06-09T19:28:18.333-06:00 Compassion International A Battle to Succeed tag:compassion.com,2010-00-16:5-33393 0001-01-01T00:00:00-07:00 2010-06-16T00:00:00-06:00 Consodyne Buzab and Leura Jones, contributing writer

Lilian's life was marked by abuse and by the death of her parents. This difficult road turned into a path with a calling when she entered the Leadership Development Program.

A Special Promise Kept tag:compassion.com,2009-00-19:5-32606 0001-01-01T00:00:00-07:00 2009-02-19T00:00:00-07:00 Brandy Campbell, with Consodyne Buzabo
After abandonement by his father and the death of his mother, Mistaff would still find hope from the help of the Compassion Child Development Center and a visit from his sponsor.
From Riches to Rags and Back tag:compassion.com,2009-00-22:5-33482 0001-01-01T00:00:00-07:00 2009-01-22T00:00:00-07:00 Brandy Campbell, with Ezra Ndagije in Uganda

Richmond wasn't born into poverty. But with his father's murder the challenges of poverty emerged. With Compassion's support, poverty wasn't the victor in Richmond's life.

Strength for Today, Hope for Tomorrow tag:compassion.com,2008-00-05:5-33013 0001-01-01T00:00:00-07:00 2008-04-05T00:00:00-06:00 Brandy Campbell, with Ezra Ndagije in Uganda
When Silivia's mother died, there were no social services to help the 13-year-old care for her siblings. There was no legal aid to help her fight to maintain her home. However, Silivia did have a resource that would prove invaluable after her mother's death - Christians who would fight for her.
Empowering the Church tag:compassion.com,2008-00-16:5-33127 0001-01-01T00:00:00-07:00 2008-03-16T00:00:00-06:00 Brandy Campbell, with Ezra Ndagije in Uganda
"Compassion empowered us to address the children's needs in a holistic manner," says Pastor Elijah Kisakye. "It is always my joy when I see that some of the children who looked hopeless are now making a positive contribution to the community."
I Will Live tag:compassion.com,2008-00-07:5-33460 0001-01-01T00:00:00-07:00 2008-02-07T00:00:00-07:00 Brandy Campbell, with Ezra Ndagije in Uganda

Godfrey's morning ritual is tedious but he never complains. He knows that nearly 70 percent of people living with AIDS in Africa have no access to medical treatment. But thanks to Compassion's AIDS Initiative, Godfrey is now among the millions of people around the world surviving AIDS. His story is one of hope. But it wasn't always that way.

A Champion Against Injustice tag:compassion.com,2007-00-26:5-32562 0001-01-01T00:00:00-07:00 2007-11-26T00:00:00-07:00 Brandy Campbell
Jackie Nakabugo overcame poverty, death and injustice through the support of her church and Compassion sponsor. Now a graduate of the Leadership Development Program, she has seen thousands of children sponsored through her impassioned speeches to audiences across the globe.
A Champion Against Injustice tag:compassion.com,2007-00-26:5-33795 0001-01-01T00:00:00-07:00 2007-11-26T00:00:00-07:00 Brandy Campbell
Jackie Nakabugo overcame poverty, death of a loved one, and injustice through the support of her church and Compassion sponsor. Now a graduate of the Leadership Development Program, she has seen thousands of children sponsored through her impassioned speeches to audiences across the globe.
A Firm Place to Stand tag:compassion.com,2007-00-05:5-33065 0001-01-01T00:00:00-07:00 2007-07-05T00:00:00-06:00 Brandy Campbell
When Margaret found out that her foster daughter, Doreen, was HIV-positive, she was ready to give up. But through Compassion's AIDS Initiative, Margaret and Doreen receive the love and support to survive this terrible diagnosis.
Letters of Hope tag:compassion.com,2007-00-02:5-32678 0001-01-01T00:00:00-07:00 2007-04-02T00:00:00-06:00 Daisy Byarugaba in Uganda, with Brandy Campbell
John Ochieng, an LDP student in Uganda, took on the adult task of raising his brothers when he was just 14 years old.
Receiving Comfort From Merciful Hands tag:compassion.com,2007-00-30:5-32806 0001-01-01T00:00:00-07:00 2007-01-30T00:00:00-07:00 Phoebe Rogers

Like many children in her community, Hanifa lost her father to AIDS when she was quite young. Eight years later, a test confirmed that she and her mother were HIV-positive. With the assistance of Compassion, Hanifa and her mother no longer face an automatic death sentence. Rather, this family can now hope to thrive, instead of simply survive.

LDP Graduate Overcomes Overwhelming Odds tag:compassion.com,2006-00-30:5-33007 0001-01-01T00:00:00-07:00 2006-01-30T00:00:00-07:00

As a child, Harriet was so poor that she had to share her only dress with her three sisters. But with encouragement from her Compassion sponsor and support from her LDP sponsor, Harriet excelled and graduated from a university in her native Uganda.   

Ugandan Muslim Community Opens Its Heart to Christ tag:compassion.com,2005-00-05:5-33075 0001-01-01T00:00:00-07:00 2005-12-05T00:00:00-07:00 Daisy Asiimwe-Byarugaba, Compassion Uganda Communications Specialist

The Mafabi family lives in Bumadanda, a mostly Muslim community with 35 mosques. Patrick and Rachel Mafabi say their son Samaera's Compassion sponsorship is the reason they converted from Islam to Christianity.

Ugandan Muslim Community Opens Its Heart to Christ tag:compassion.com,2005-00-20:5-32557 0001-01-01T00:00:00-07:00 2005-09-20T00:00:00-06:00 Daisy Asiimwe-Byarugaba, Compassion Uganda Communications Specialist

In the small village of Bumadanda, Uganda there are 35 mosques. But one Compassion church partner is transforming this community by showing the love of Christ. Read how Compassion's program and a mass wedding ushered in a Christian revival in this heavily Islamic-influenced area.

Then and Now: Proof that "It Works" tag:compassion.com,2003-00-24:5-33365 0001-01-01T00:00:00-07:00 2003-11-24T00:00:00-07:00
In 1997, Compassion initiated "It Works," a pilot project to document the progress of Compassion children. We visited many kids and gathered overviews of their current situations. Then we returned several years later to follow up. Here are some of the photos and stories both then and now: