by Dr. Gregory Bartha

October 14, 2021

Sylvia is a young woman with a 3 year old daughter who reached out to me for assistance. She and the daughter are living in one room in a one floor apartment complex in a slum outside of Mbale. There is no door, only a cloth covering the entrance. Deep ditches with standing water surround the building.

Sylvia is struggling to support herself and her daughter. She was growing rice in a small plot of land she was renting and working in a small food store. Her husband had run off to Kampala and had not returned. In Uganda young men frequently leave their family and go to Kampala for work or “high” living. This practice certainly contributes to poverty in the country. I am trying to give Sylvia and her daughter some financial assistance.


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