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

STORIES LIBRARY

In the 16 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


WE SEE HOPE IN CHRISTINE A Story from Oasis Skills Training, ZimbabweChristine* 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 and ... Read More

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October 1, 2015


We See Hope in Daniel


WE SEE HOPE IN DANIEL A story from MPC, MalawiDaniel* 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 and Amos


WE SEE HOPE IN DENIS & AMOS A story from ACET, UgandaDenis* (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. Our ... Read More

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October 1, 2015


We See Hope in Edward


WE SEE HOPE IN EDWARDA Story from ANPPCAN, TanzaniaEdward* is 12 years old and is profoundly deaf. Disability is often misunderstood in Southern and Eastern Africa, resulting in many disabled children being isolated and discriminated against.   Edward attends Kiluvya Community Primary School in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, where he is lucky to have the benefit of a teacher who ... Read More

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July 12, 2017


We See Hope in Faith


We See Hope in Faith A Story from Oasis Pader, UgandaFaith* is fourteen years old and lives with her mother and three sisters in Pader, Uganda. When a fire destroyed their grass-thatched home, all the girls’ school materials were lost, and their mother could not afford to buy new ones. Faith feared she would have to drop out of school. ... Read More

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We See Hope in Heidi and Rose


We See Hope in Heidi and Rose A Story from MPC Blantyre, MalawiTen 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.   Rose, one of the community volunteers and a member of MPC Blantyre’s ... Read More

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We See Hope in Ivy


We See Hope in Ivy A Story from Simukai, ZimbabweIvy* 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 while looking for small jobs to earn money for food. The only way she could manage was to take her son with ... Read More

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We See Hope in Jimmy


WE SEE HOPE IN JIMMY A story from ACET, UgandaAfter 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 to ... Read More

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October 9, 2015


We See Hope in Leah


WE SEE HOPE IN LEAH A story from Oasis PSP, ZimbabweLeah* 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 children come to ... Read More

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October 1, 2015


We See Hope in Mediatrix


WE SEE HOPE IN MEDIATRIX A story from ANPPCAN, KenyaIn 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 missed ... Read More

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We See Hope in Miriam


WE SEE HOPE IN MIRIAM A story from Sparrow’s Nest, TanzaniaMiriam* 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 which ... Read More

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We See Hope in Olive


WE SEE HOPE IN OLIVE A story from RIDE, UgandaOlive* 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 child ... Read More

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We See Hope in Ruth


We See Hope in RuthA Story from GROOTS, KenyaRuth* 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. She was involved in selling drugs to students at her school and other young people in the local area and also ... Read More

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July 12, 2017


We See Hope in Sharon


We See Hope in Sharon A Story from Oasis Mbale, UgandaSharon, 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 and her mother is also HIV positive. Sharon and her mother used to work long hours ... Read More

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We See Hope in Stephen


We See Hope in Stephen A Story from Undugu, KenyaStephen 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, violence and abuse he faced daily.   Undugu have 30 years of street child experience and have pioneered a new method that recognises street ... Read More

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