Born: July 2003
Gloria is a girl from Northern Uganda, an area devastated by civil war and the LRA. Gloria’s father abandoned the family leaving her mother alone to care for the children. Gloria lives with her grandmother but she cannot provide enough to send Gloria to school.
Now attending Hope School at Calo Me Lare “Village of Redemption” Gloria is safe, has nutritious meals, attends school, has access to medical attention and receives spiritual/character mentorship.
Gloria hopes to become a nurse one day so she may help those less fortunate.
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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.