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: 7 Birthday: 2009 Grade: Secondary, Level 3 Obbo Hannington came to Awinjo House June 2, 2016. Obbo’s father, Okumu Fred quarreled with his wife and as a result burned their house down in 2012 or 2013, and all family records were lost. He died Nov. 2015 of alcohol abuse, and left his wife Aketch... (Read more)
Age: 13 Birthday: May 10, 2003 Grade: Primary, Level 4 Sharon Asio came to Awinjo House August 13, 2016. Sharon is the daughter of Victoria Nyaphono, who had married a man who was a witch doctor. Sharon’s mother did not know that the man was a witch doctor until he sacrificed one of Sharon’s siblings.... (Read more)
Age: 16 Birthday: August 16, 2001 Grade: Secondary, Level 1 Tabisa Cukcbiri is 16, and came to live at Awinjo House on July 23, 2016. Tabisa’s parents are extremely poor and sent her to live with her aunt, who is also the wife of the local witch doctor in Tororo. Tabisa was seriously abused by... (Read more)