Name: Amokoda Margaret (goes by Margaret)
Reported birthdate: September 25, 2009 (11 years old)
Favorite food: Anything that God provides
Favorite activities: Playing and helping her mother with domestic work
Favorite subject: Science
Child is happy when... She is at school with her friends
Child wants to be a... Nurse
Home information: Margaret is growing up in the village of Bugoi in rural northeastern Uganda. Her family resides in Awelu, a small community within Bugoi. Margaret lives with her mother and father and has six sisters and three brothers. Her family supports themselves by “digging”—they grow beans, maize, and cassava to eat and to sell at market when they can. Margaret helps at home by digging, cooking, sweeping, and washing dishes.
School information: Margaret is in P3 (primary grade 3) at the Bugoi Haven of Hope Nursery and Primary School, where she has been a student since 2018. Her teachers report that she is a very good girl who loves school—she is always happiest when she is going to school. Sponsorship will fund her continued education and care.
Village information: In Bugoi, most people live in small groupings of mud huts with thatched roofs and depend on small-scale farming or gardening to feed themselves. This is often made difficult by drought, which can lead to poor harvests and famine. Families tend to be large, and many adults care for orphans in addition to their biological children. Disease, including HIV and AIDS, is common and has left many children without one or both of their parents. Poverty also keeps many children from attending school, as families struggle to meet their basic needs and afford school fees.
Prayer requests: Margaret asks for prayer to get a sponsor so that she can keep studying and become a nurse someday.
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