Irene was joyful and excited when she heard that we had found a sponsor for her education! Her father has passed away, leaving her a single orphan. He mother is extremely sick with HIV/AIDS and cannot provide for Irene. Irene has no other family besides her mother that can care for her. Irene's situation is precarious, but through her TRUE sponsorship, she receives an education, lunch every day, and access to the local health clinic. Any assistance, espeically food, is greatly appreciated. Her teachers say that she is jolly and happy. At home, she cares for her mother and is responsible for washing all the dishes. She is a fast runner and loves to go jogging. Irene hopes to become a teacher!
Robert lives in the little village of Buyomba, on the shore of Lake Victoria. Robert is a very obediant boy, and loves attending his church every Sunday. Robert's father has passed away, leaving him a single orphan. His mother cannot support him, so he lives with his aged, illiterate grandmother, along with several other grandchildren. At home, he is diligent in helping his grandmother by fetching water (which can be several miles, round trip), grazing his goat, washing the utensils, and sweeping the dirt floor of his home. Robert's school performance is very good, and he loves reading! He hopes to become a pilot!