Born: October 2005
Solomon is a young boy from Northern Uganda, an area devastated by civil war and the LRA. Solomon’s father died from HIV/AIDS when he was a little boy leaving his mother to care for him and his sister. Sadly, Solomon’s mother fell ill with HIV/AIDS and can no longer care for the children. Now at Calo Me Lare “Village of Redemption” Solomon is safe, has nutritious meals, attends school, has access to medical attention and receives spiritual/character mentorship. Solomon excels at science and enjoys playing with friends.
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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.