Ben and his wife Beatrice were forced to flee Juba, the capital of South Sudan, with their six children when fighting broke out last year. Now, they’ve become foster parents to five other refugee children who came to Uganda alone after their parents were killed.
James, Stephen and David fled South Sudan alone when their parents were killed. They are now among more than half a million kids now living in Uganda's refugee settlements.
Just 16 years old, Eva, from South Sudan, is three months pregnant. Still a child, she should be going to school, playing with friends and without a care in the world. Sadly, instead she is terrified of what the future will hold.
Judith used to find concentrating in class a struggle. Every morning she went to school without eating a healthy and nutritious breakfast. Her stomach would grumble through the day and her grades suffered. She’s doing a lot better in her classes since she started eating healthily every day.
Susanna has become part of the weekly educational lessons and is a registered member of World Vision's cash for training programme. She received a monthly allowance to purchase food for her family and invest in a business.
Humbo has definitely been a highlight of the visit. It gives hope this part of Ethiopia has tremendous potential and will not endlessly suffer drought after drought if we learn from what has happened here. Hopefully one day, Mamiye and his family won’t have to be the recipients of food aid every year as this kind of approach is expanded.