Sande Stephen

Sande Steven is 10 years old. He lives in the village of Ntuti, Nakasongola District, Uganda, East Africa. Sande’s parents are both dead. His father died from natural causes in 2006, and his mother died during childbirth. Sande lives with his aunt, uncle, a young aunt and three cousins. Their home is a small grass thatched mud hut. The children sleep on the dirt floor on bedding made of old rags and grass mats. Sande suffers from health problems such as chronic cough and deadly malaria. The family’s diet consists of corn meal mush and beans. They cook outside over an open fire. Their toilet is an outdoor pit latrine. Sande is in grade 4 at Ekitangaala Primary School. Sponsorship makes it possible for Sande to continue his education and provides funds for food, clothing, and medical care.