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

STORIES LIBRARY

In the 15 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. They have given us renewed energy for our mission.

 

We would like to share these stories with you in the hope that they might similarly inspire you. 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 CHRISTINE


A Story from Oasis Skills Training, Zimbabwe WE SEE HOPE IN CHRISTINE Christine* moved onto the streets of Harare, Zimbabwe, when she was orphaned as a young child. Our project partner’s street team met her and her baby daughter, gained their trust and encouraged them to move in with a foster family. Christine was visited weekly by a social worker ... Read More

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October 1, 2015


WE SEE HOPE IN DANIEL


A story from MPC, Malawi WE SEE HOPE IN DANIEL Daniel* is a graduate of one of our vocational training programmes. He’s 17 years old and his father died in 2007, leaving his mother to care for him and his four siblings. He grew up in an incredibly tough environment, dropping out of school early and surviving by doing odd jobs in ... Read More

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January 12, 2016


WE SEE HOPE IN DENIS & AMOS


A story from ACET, Uganda WE SEE HOPE IN DENIS & AMOS Denis* (19) and Amos* (20) work for a garage in Gulu Town in Northern Uganda where they are undergoing an apprenticeship learning mechanics.   They live with their grandparents and siblings, and left secondary school after only a year as they weren’t able to pay their exam fees. ... Read More

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October 1, 2015


WE SEE HOPE IN JIMMY


A story from ACET, Uganda WE SEE HOPE IN JIMMY After Jimmy’s* mother passed away, his father soon remarried and his step-mother fell pregnant. In Uganda, parents remarrying can often cause problem for children, who are not deemed to be part of the new family unit. Sadly Jimmy was abused both verbally and physically by his step-mother. He was forced ... Read More

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October 9, 2015


WE SEE HOPE IN LEAH


A story from Oasis PSP, Zimbabwe (Pre-School Programme) 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, which is run by the local church, supported with training and resources by the WeSeeHope-funded Oasis Pre-School Programme.   38 small ... Read More

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October 1, 2015


WE SEE HOPE IN MEDIATRIX


A story from ANPPCAN, Kenya 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 to help her care for her five children. She struggled to pay their schools fees, which meant they ... Read More

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WE SEE HOPE IN MIRIAM


A story from Sparrow’s Nest, Tanzania WE SEE HOPE IN MIRIAM Miriam* is an orphan, who received a goat from WeSeeHope’s local project partner in 2013, when she was 16. This goat was invaluable, both giving her collateral against school fees and nutrition from its milk. Two years’ on, her goat has had a number of kids, the first of ... Read More

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WE SEE HOPE IN OLIVE


A story from RIDE, Uganda 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 to neglect and abuse. Many girls won’t get an education and will be married off to older men at a young age. Olive joined the RIDE ... Read More

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