About Lucky

Born: November 15, 2005

My name is Lucky. I live in Northern Uganda. My country is rich in beauty and culture but has suffered from an unstable economy and civil war for decades. My father was killed when I was very young leaving my mother alone to raise ten children. I have a form of dwarfism that causes people in my community to reject me. But at the Hope Project, I have friends and feel safe and welcome. I would like to work in an office one day.

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Lucky (U89)

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.