WeSeeHope is proud to share stories from the children we support.

STORIES LIBRARY

In the 17 years since our own story began, we have heard countless stories from the children, young people and communities in Southern and Eastern Africa that we’ve had the privilege of working with. These personal accounts have shown us extraordinary strength and human spirit in the face of difficult, and at times seemingly insurmountable, challenges.

 

We know that changed lives often go on to change many more lives themselves and by sharing the stories yourself, you can help this ripple effect go even further.

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OUR AREAS OF FOCUS:

 

RESTORE – Rehabilitating and reintegrating isolated children into a caring community.

 

PROTECT – Educating communities to safeguard children and uphold their rights.

 

EDUCATE – Enabling impoverished children to access education and opportunity.

 

EQUIP – Training young people in skills and enterprise for impoverished lives.

 

SUSTAIN – Economically enabling communities to support vulnerable children for the long term.


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We See Hope in Charles


Charles* is 22 years old and an orphan who cares for his five siblings (all under the age of 17) and three cousins. When the WeSeeHope team first met Charles…

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We See Hope in Denis and Amos


Denis* (19) and Amos* (20) work for a garage in Gulu Town in Northern Uganda where they are undergoing an apprenticeship learning mechanics…

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We See Hope in Derrick


When the WeSeeHope team first met Derrick*, 17, he and his younger brother were living alone following the death of their parents…

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We See Hope in Faith


Faith* is fourteen years old and lives with her mother and three sisters in Pader, Uganda. When a fire destroyed their grass-thatched home…

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We See Hope in George


George* is 18 years old and lives with his mother and five siblings in Malawi. When his father died, George was responsible for supporting the family but without a regular income…

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We See Hope in Heidi and Rose


Ten year old Heidi* was found lying by the side of the road, hungry, exhausted and frightened. She had run away from an abusive home but was spotted by your project team at MPC Blantyre…

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We See Hope in Ivy


Ivy* lives in Mutare, Zimbabwe. When her husband left her, she struggled to care for her son who has a disability. She would push his wheelchair through the streets…

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We See Hope in Jennifer


Jennifer lives in a village in Kenya with four of her five children. Her husband regularly works away from home and she used to be left to provide for the basic needs of her children; “We lived a simple and hard life…

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We See Hope in Leah


Leah* is six and lives with her mum, a street vendor, in Epworth, a suburb of Harare. Her father has passed away. Leah attends Breakthrough Pre-School…

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We See Hope in Mediatrix


In 2013, Mediatrix joined a VIP group at her children’s school, run by our project partner ANPPCAN Kenya. When her husband died in 2001, she had no money and no business income…

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We See Hope in Olive


Olive* is an orphan living with her grandmother and attending Rwamukora primary school in Uganda. In rural Uganda, orphans like Olive are particularly vulnerable…

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We See Hope in Pauline


Pauline (18), Eve (15), and Freda* (10) were left living alone when both of their parents passed away. Pauline, who was only 15 at the time, became the head of their household and took on the responsibility of caring for her younger sisters…

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We See Hope in Peter


When we first met Peter* in 2016, he was living on his own, distressed and struggling to cope. His older brother, who had been earning a small amount of money for the household working in a garden…

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We See Hope in Ruth


Ruth* is 17 and lives in the Kibera slum, Nairobi, with her seven siblings, sick mother and grandmother. Her vulnerable situation led her to join a group peddling drugs within Kibera…

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We See Hope in Sharon

We See Hope in Sharon


Sharon, 17, is an orphan who was forced to drop out of school when she fell pregnant aged 12. She sadly lost her father due to HIV/AIDS when she was just three years old…

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We See Hope in Stephen


Stephen lives on the streets of Kibera slum, Nairobi. Before he met WeSeeHope partner, Undugu, he used to drink a lot simply to drown out the struggle…

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