Riswan is a little boy from Northern Uganda, an area devastated by civil war and the LRA. Tragically, both of Riswan’s parents died from HIV/AIDS leaving him and his four siblings total orphans.
Now at Calo Me Lare “Village of Redemption” Riswan is safe, has nutritious meals, attends school, has access to medical attention and receives spiritual/character mentorship.
Riswan enjoys playing hide-and-seek with friends and hopes to become a doctor when he grows up so he can help people suffering from HIV/AIDS.
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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.