Born: March 2004
Sharon is a girl from Northern Uganda, an area devastated by civil war and the LRA. Sadly both of Sharon’s parents passed away from HIV/AIDS leaving her a total orphan. Sharon now lives with her aging grandmother who cannot provide for or send Sharon to school.
Now attending Hope School at Calo Me Lare “Village of Redemption” Sharon is safe, has nutritious meals, attends school, has access to medical attention and receives spiritual/character mentorship.
Sharon is a determined student and excels at Math.
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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.