DIAS message spreads to Qld Parliament

DIAS message spreads to Qld Parliament

In October, Queensland's politicians heard about the work of Droplets In A Stream. We are so grateful for the opportunity! Dr Christian Rowan, the Member for Moggill, is a strong supporter of DIAS, having been vital in helping us prepare visas for children who have...

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A school bursting at the seams

A school bursting at the seams

New Seasons is filled with life and joy. Children kick around a plastic bottle on their makeshift dirt ‘soccer’ fields. It’s surrounded by rubbish, with blackboards too small to teach on. The rickety wooden buildings with concrete floors are dark and barely stand up....

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The life of a slum student

The life of a slum student

In a small rented room, in the middle of a small Ugandan slum, you’ll find a boy called Timothy. He’s 12 but he still shares a bed with his brother, while his mum and sister share a bed in the same room beside them Timothy’s father abandoned his family, leaving...

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A house made of sticks

A house made of sticks

When we walked into their mud and stick house, it was hard to believe these four young siblings could live like that. But they were proud. Stephen, Kevin, Philip and Molly are orphans. Both of their parents passed away, and now at just 15 years old, Kevin has taken on...

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The face I will never forget

The face I will never forget

By Milton Young My journey to Africa was one I’ll never forget. I saw Africa in all its beauty, but also its immense poverty. There are many people who will stay with me forever, but I can’t seem to get the face of a woman called Prossie out of my mind. We came across...

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The Daughters of Kisumu

The Daughters of Kisumu

While she was at school, she noticed some blood on her skirt. She didn’t know what was happening to her and she was too ashamed to say anything.  A friend told her about a man who could get her some sanitary products, so she got some from him. When the next month came...

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Marie’s story

Marie’s story

Marie’s* life was marked by exploitation, rape, substance abuse and alcohol. This was her reality every day as a sex worker on the streets of Nateete. A series of events led her to this life, where she was forced to trade herself as some kind of commodity. Growing up,...

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Bringing women out of Nateete’s sex trade

Bringing women out of Nateete’s sex trade

Amongst the bustling laneways of Nateete’s slum, you’ll find an active sex trade, where women are selling their bodies to provide for their families. Many of these women are working not because they want to, but because their poverty forces them too. They feel they...

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Hunting down a witch doctor

Hunting down a witch doctor

  By Rodney Callanan As we piled into cars and drove on the bumpy dirt road in the middle of the night, I couldn’t believe I was part of this undercover operation. It felt surreal – almost like I was in some kind of movie – but it was real. And we were on a...

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Eunice and her kiosk

Eunice and her kiosk

  Although Eunice had a job working as a pharmacy cashier, she still struggled to break her poverty cycle and could never earn enough to save. She was merely surviving, not thriving. But then her friend told her about Milele’s Group Savings and Loans (GS&L)...

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23 stories and counting

23 stories and counting

  For 18 years, Pauline’s husband had been repairing shoes to support his five children. Tirelessly he worked day and night, hunched over his table, to bring home an income. But it was only just enough to buy food for the family. So Pauline started her own...

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My trip to Kyampisi

My trip to Kyampisi

By Anna Baker, DIAS Supporter I’m a midwife in Brisbane who is passionate about education. I want women in Uganda to access a safe place that can renew their health and restore hope. I want mothers, babies and the sick and vulnerable of Kyampisi to receive life and...

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