Meet Hannington Kubomwi, a smart and kind 12-year-old-boy, living in Uganda. Hannington now lives a relatively normal life for a child in Uganda. He lives with his adopted family in a safe home and receives at least one meal a day. But his life wasn’t always this way…
Hannington’s parents were both kidnapped by rebels associated with the LRA when he was just one year old. They were soon after found murdered. Despite these terrifying circumstances, Hannington was “fortunate” that his community, Bundibugyo, had an orphanage to take care of him and for him to live in. That was at least until the orphanage manager fled and Hannington and the 50 other orphans that he lived with were kicked to the streets.
But that’s when CHRF’s new partner, Pastor Vanensio, came to help.
Suddenly the community faced taking 50 orphans into their homes or letting them sleep on the streets of their small town. With Vanensio’s help and guidance now all 50 children have found homes. But with 150 children badly needing food in the community, it was very difficult for Vanensio to provide for the orphans without helping the other children in the community as well. Most often times these children will get one meal a day at best.
The state and the distressing circumstances of Vanensio’s town, Bundibugyo, are extremely depressing. One grandmother in their community gives her grandchildren warm water in order to fool their stomachs, temporarily easing the pain of their little bodies.
That’s why during his meeting with Pastor Vanensio, CEO of Children’s Hunger Relief Fund Colonel V. Doner, committed to helping feed the remaining 100 children. CHRF met with Reverend Vanensio after he and the community feeding and outreach program that he started came highly recommended by our other partners in Kampala Uganda. His community is so secluded that no other relief agencies have sent help. Until now.
Children’s Hunger Relief Fund is honored to announce our new partnership with Reverend Vanensio Bamwitirebye, leader of the Bundibugyo Community Worship Center in Uganda. With your help we are able to help feed the children in this forgotten community of Uganda.
Now with your help to CHRF and our partner Pastor Vanensio, mothers won’t have to worry about where to find food for their babies and their children. Grandmothers won’t have to trick their grandchildren’s stomachs into thinking they have eaten. Thank you for making stories like this one is a small abandoned town in Africa true, thank you for helping us bring hope to the hopeless.