Born: June 2006
Sharon is a teenage girl from Northern Uganda, an area devastated by civil war and the LRA. Sharon’s mother abandoned the family leaving her father to raise Sharon alone. Sadly, when Sharon was very young her father became ill and passed away. Now 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 kind girl who likes to help others.
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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.