In Uganda, like much of Sub-Saharan Africa, when a parent is struck with a life-threatening disease, many times a child is forced to become the primary caregiver. With no source of income, the child quits school to earn whatever living can be found while caring for his or her dying parent. Healthcare workers identify vulnerable child caregivers, particularly those who have lost one or both parents, for the Road to Hope program. This program provides financial and social support, covering school fees, the cost of uniforms and food as well as regular visits by a social worker to assess the child’s progress and provide social support.
If you are interested in sponsoring a Road to Hope child, please email Denis Kidde or call 574.277.4860.