Project Description

About Ivan

Born: April 9, 2005

Ivan is a boy from Northern Uganda, an area devastated by civil war and the LRA. Ivan’s father died when he was very young and his mother remarried but her new husband refuses to care for her previous children. Ivan and his siblings lived with their grandparents but they can no longer provide for the children. Ivan loves to play soccer and excels in English class.

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Ivan (U37)


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.