Mbazira Frank

Mbazira Frank is 10 years old. He lives in the village of Bulamago, Nakasongola District, Uganda, East Africa. Mbazira’s father died in an accident in 2006. Mbazira lives with his mother, grandmother, aunt, three brothers, one sister, and four cousins. Their home is a small grass thatched mud hut. The children sleep on the dirt floor on bedding made of old rags and dried grass. Mbazira suffers from no serious health problems currently. However, most children in East Africa experience periodic dysentery, upper respiratory problems, and deadly malaria. The family eats from a small garden, but there is no regular source of income to meet the other basic needs of their large family. They cook outside over an open fire. Their toilet is an outdoor pit latrine. Mbazira is in grade 5 at Ekitangaala Primary School. Sponsorship makes it possible for Mbazira to continue his education and provides funds for food, clothing, and medical care.