Birthday: April 29, 1998
Grade: Secondary, Level 2
Mercy Nakayenze came to Awinjo House on January 21, 2011. Her father disappeared, and her mother is extremely poor with five other children. Mercy was staying with an Aunt in a border town, but there were eight children in one small room with the aunt, including some much older boys. The home was next to a prostitute bar, and Mercy wanted to go to a better school.
Mercy is well behaved, and despite her difficult upbringing does well in school. She has a very shy and reserved personality, but allows her personality to shine through when she’s singing in the choir. Not only does Mercy help lead the church choir, but she also helps set an example for the younger children.
If you would like to sponsor Mercy for just $36/mo, please click the Sponsor button below to access Mercy’s personal giving page. And 100% of the money that you give will be used to provide Mercy with:
Thank you for your interest in Mercy and all of the children at Awinjo House. Without your encouragement, prayers, and financial support, this ministry could not exist to raise orphaned and vulnerable children to love and serve Jesus in Uganda.
Age: 6 Birthday: 2010 Grade: Primary, Level 1 Barbara and her brother Denis were brought to us by the government on September 10, 2015. Their father and mother both had AIDS, and the father died a while back. The mother died and was buried the day before the children came here, and they were obviously... (Read more)
Age: 16 Birthday: June 6, 2000 Grade: Primary, Level 7 Natasha Lovisa came to Awinjo House on March 14, 2016. Natasha's mother died of HIV in 2003, her father is unknown, and she was raised by her grandfather who is a widower. Because her grandfather could not pay her school fees, Natasha was chased away... (Read more)
Age: 11 Birthday: August 2005 Grade: Primary, Level 3 Agnes came to Awinjo House on June 14, 2014. Agnes’s father was killed, and her mother remarried and has two children by the second husband. Neither Agnes' mother nor step father work, and the conditions in their home are volatile. Agnes had some struggles when she... (Read more)