Project Description

About Innocent

Born: November 13, 2008

Innocent is a little boy from Northern Uganda, an area devastated by civil war and the LRA. Innocent’s mother abandoned the family when he was only eight months old leaving his father to raise the children alone. Innocent’s grandmother helped raise the children when Innocent’s father died unexpectedly. Innocent’s grandmother could not support all the children alone. Innocent enjoys playing dodge ball and reading books.

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Innocent (U58)

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Lira, Uganda

Uganda is called the ‘Pearl of Africa’ for its lush landscapes, unique tribal cultures, magnificence and biodiversity. Uganda struggled after gaining its independence in the 60’s and suffered from decades of civil and economic unrest. By the mid 80’s Uganda was left with hundreds of thousands of lost lives from tribal warfare, rebel attacks and the AIDS epidemic. The devastating effects upon Ugandan families cannot be overstated.  The end result is a country where the fastest growing segment of society is children.  Although it is a slow climb back to its previous glory, the Ugandan culture is strong and the sense of family and community is unrivaled. God is at work in and through this incredible country and people.