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Meet Mark

In June 2011, Namutebi, a young woman living in Nansana, a dilapidated suburb of Kampala, suspected that there was an abandoned child in the house next door. She reported her concerns to the local council and the police. They initiated an investigation, but nobody was able to get a hold of the neighbor who was supposed to live there. What the investigation uncovered, though, was that there was a toddler that had been left behind in the house without care for now two months: Mark. When he was found, he was malnourished and sick.

During the process, Namutebi came across Mark’s mother, who was hiding since her crime had been exposed. She reported her to the police, who arrested her.

Since there was no known relative to take Mark in—his mother didn’t know who his father was—the police forwarded the child to Another Hope Children’s Ministries for the period of the trial. After Mark’s mother was sentenced, he stayed at AHCM for good.

Following up on the case later on, AHCM found out that Mark’s mum had been released on court bond, and then disappeared. The judge issued a warrant of arrest, which is still standing. She never tried to contact her son.

Mark is now two years and nine months old and is recovering from the malnutrition, from which he sustained a permanent disability. Otherwise he is a healthy and very keen child. He loves to tease his nannies, is playful, and seeks a lot of attention. He has not yet started school.

Support Mark and Another Hope by donating for our current project. Please help us to raise the funds for a small guest house on the land of the orphanage. This will ensure a long-term income for the project and will make it possible to provide food and education to the children without being dependent on donations.

€8674 of €8674 funded