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: 11 Birthday: September 3, 2005 Grade: Primary, Level 5 Sarah Achieng came to Awinjo House on December 6, 2010. When Sarah’s father died, her mother remarried a man who killed her in front of the children. There are no other relatives that can help except an old grandmother who cannot pay for school. Sarah... (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)
Age: 9 Birthday: 2007 Grade: Primary, Level 2 Mercy Nyachwo came to Awinjo House on August 12, 2014. Her father died around 2008, and her mother has had many husbands, drinks heavily, and does not consistently care for all of her children. Mercy and her siblings were having to stay with a poor grandmother and... (Read more)