Born: June 2005
Miria is a young girl from Northern Uganda, an area devastated by civil war and the LRA. Miria’s father abandoned the family leaving her mother to support all five children alone. Sadly, when Miria was only five years old her mother died from HIV/AIDS. Now at Calo Me Lare “Village of Redemption” Miria is safe, has nutritious meals, attends school, has access to medical attention and receives spiritual/character mentorship. Miria’s favorite subject is English and she hopes to become a teacher when she grows up.
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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.