‘After my mum died I used to dream that I would wake up and be able to go to school the next morning.
But I stopped dreaming that dream now.’
Mirembe Tracy, 10 years
Could you give Mirembe back her hope for a better future?
Our team have just identified Mirembe Tracy as at risk and in need of help in the community in Bwaise.
Mirembe had no choice to become head of her family when her mother died two years ago.
Now responsible for her father who is paralysed and her younger brother Trevor, aged 6, Mirembe has to find ways to pay the rent and feed her family.
To help her family survive she leaves the house at around 6am to go door to door asking for work.
As a young girl alone on the streets this leaves her incredibly vulnerable to the abuse and violence regularly experienced by women and girls in the slums of Kampala.
If Mirembe is lucky, she can earn 2000 Uganda shillings a day (that’s less than 0.40p).
When she gets home from work she’ll do her chores; washing, sweeping, collecting water and, if there is any, cook food for the family.
Her smile in this photos hides the fact that she is losing hope that she’ll ever get to go back to school.
Could you give her back her for hope for a better future?
We'll also work with her father to help him set up a small business that he can run from home, freeing Mirembe from the sole responsibility of caring for the family. Can you help by making a donation today?