Journalist Joseph Wanzusi skriver:
Child Restoration Outreach jobber blant gatebarn i fire byer i Uganda, Mbale, Jinja, Masaka og Lira. De hjelper barn og ungdom vekk fra gatene og gir dem mulighet for skolegang. Der det er mulig, hjelper de også barna å flytte hjem til familie eller slektninger. Dette arbeidet forandrer liv, og det nytter. Hvis du ønsker å støtte CRO, kan det gjøres gjennom Strømmestiftelsen.The budget was simple; a quarter kilogram of salt sh300; half a litre of paraffin sh1,300; a tablet of soap sh300 and pain killers (paracetamol tablets) for grandmother at sh100.
So, on this sunny morning, 15-year-old Irene Nandudu, who lives in Busamaga slum in Mbale, needed to fetch and sell at least 20 jerrycans of water to meet the family’s budget. She sells each 20-litre jerrycan at sh100. It was a good day for Nandudu. By midday she had raised sh700....So in the blistering midday heat, Nandudu walks fast, balancing a 20-litre jerrycan of water in each hand. She stops to rest momentarily. Using the back of her hand, she wipes sweat from her face and lifts the jerrycans to move again.
However, someone beckons her, interrupting her journey. It is an official from Child Restoration Outreach (CRO), a local non-government organisation that supports destitute children in Mbale district. The official inquires why she is not at school.
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