Born: May 2006
Fiona is a girl from Northern Uganda, an area devastated by civil war and the LRA. Both of Fiona’s parents passed away from HIV/AIDS when she was two years old. Fiona and her siblings survived because of people in the community providing them with food.
Now attending Hope School at Calo Me Lare “”Village of Redemption”” Fiona is safe, has nutritious meals, attends school, has access to medical attention and receives spiritual/character mentorship.
Fiona is described as happy and helpful. She also loves to draw.
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Northern Uganda has suffered through 25 years of war due to the insurgency of Joseph Kony’s Lord’s Resistance Army. The unrest has destabilized the region for decades prohibiting it from developing an infrastructure to support its people. As a result of this war, and the ongoing epidemic of AIDS and malaria, there is estimated to be over 3 million orphans in Uganda. Project Hope Worldwide’s work in this region has involved establishing an orphanage, schools, a medical clinic, vocational training programs, and local churches to support the people.