“It was a moment of joy in the slum”

At the end of last year, you helped fund three Christmas parties in Kyampisi, Kisumu and Nateete. Haggai, our partner who organised celebrations for the children at New Seasons School, shares his experiences: “Most of the families in Nateete are poor of the poorest...

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Violet was 2 years old…

It was a normal morning for two-year-old Violet*. On a Wednesday last year, her dad dropped her off at a neighbour’s house. Her mum was sick in a nearby medical centre and he needed to go see her. But when Violet’s dad came to collect her at 5pm, she was gone. The...

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He’s been called the ‘miracle boy’

It was the middle of the night when a passer-by heard a gurgling sound coming from the bushes. It was Allan. He was 6 years old and had just been attacked by witch doctors. They castrated him. Sliced open his head with a machete and took a piece of his skull. Stabbed...

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When it takes 14 years to get justice

How do you keep going when it takes years – 14 years – to see justice for an attack? This is life for the advocates in Kyampisi, who spend their days and nights stopping child sacrifice. It’s hard work. Slow work. But that doesn’t stop them. KCM might be a small,...

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This is not normal. And you can change it.

  The young girls are looked at. Abused. Sold. And many are rejected. And what’s more…. this is all considered normal. The girls and young women of Kisumu are viewed as property. And although it might be culturally accepted, Lindah Nyameche will not rest until that...

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Meet the Women of Kyampisi

Your husband has died. You never finished primary school. And you have five children to feed. If this was you, what would you do? What’s your next step? For many Ugandan women who live this life, the streets become their homes. Or their children skip school, forced to...

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Alex’s story

Alex was 13 years old and living on the streets of Nateete. His only way of surviving was to steal whatever he could get his hands on… phones, bikes, anything. But when he met a man by the name of Haggai, his life took a different turn. “When I met Alex, we had some...

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A father to the fatherless

Thirty. That’s how many boys Haggai has collected off the streets, brought into his home, and raised as his sons. “I discovered that behind everyone, there is always potential. And that potential can never [be realised] until someone gives them an opportunity,” Haggai...

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The memory that brought me to tears

It’s mayhem. Children running around, squealing with delight. An endless group of kids, clumped in front of the camera, pushing each other to catch a glimpse of themselves in a photo. It’s a crazy scene whenever a bunch of kids live together, but especially when...

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This thought changed everything

It all started when a group of Aussies were confronted with a thought: “Will you remember these people?” That was back in 2006 and now DIAS is celebrating 10 years working with partners in Africa. “I vividly remember the moment I was challenged to act,” says DIAS...

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What made him go from accountant to activist?

He heard stories. Horrific stories. Stories of mothers who could no longer hold their babies. Of parents who were waiting for their children to walk through the door, but they never came home. It was these stories that compelled Peter Michael to do something. To bring...

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Get them to Australia for surgery

You can get them to Australia Three children in Kyampisi, Uganda, need urgent surgery – and you can help bring them to Australia for treatment. Robert was hunted down by witch doctors in his small town in Uganda to be a child sacrifice. He now can’t walk...

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