If you live in Africa's largest slum, in a 10x10 shack, amongst thousands of shacks, crammed back to back with no running water, you just don't have the tools to keep yourself safe from the coronavirus.
“Are you mad! No one will want to help!” This was what one person told me when they heard that Global Care was launching an appeal to help vulnerable children overseas, affected by the coronavirus crisis. I hope and pray they were wrong.
Ten year-old *Gerrard is HIV positive. His father died of AIDS when he was aged just two, and his mother, who is also HIV positive, was ostracised by the rest of the family, who blamed her for his father’s death.
Another trip to Uganda with Global Care, another trip full of surprises. This time it wasn’t the resolute acceptance of poverty that took my breath away, but the phenomenal impact of two disability projects: Global Care works with a Disability Support Group (DSG) in Abeko, in Northern Uganda, and in the South West, the Rukungiri Disability Project helps children with mobility difficulties to access education. Both projects have changed the lives of children, families and whole communities – in only a year!