Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Eric From Uganda!

Today I logged onto my Compassion account and I have been blessed with my 3rd and final correspondence child!

Meet Eric:

Name: Eric
Location: Uganada
Age: 16
Birthday: August 8th
U.S School Equivalent: 3rd Grade
Family Duties: Washing Clothes, Animal Care, Carries Water, Kitchen Help
Hobbies and Sports: Soccer, Bicycling, Walking, Reading, Art/Drawing, Singing, Storytelling
Guardian: Mother (No Father)
Guardian Job: Peasant Farmer

Child Development Center

Your sponsored child lives on the plains of Muganza Community, home to approximately 7,300 residents. Typical houses are constructed of dirt floors, mud walls and corrugated iron roofs. The primary ethnic group is Bafumbira and the most commonly spoken language is Rufumbira.

The regional diet consists of beans, irish potatoes and maize. Common health problems in this area include malaria, malnutrition, jiggers and lack of clean water. Most adults in Muganza Community work as subsistence farmers and earn the equivalent of $9 per month. This community needs water, vocational schools, literacy programs, qualified teachers, improved farming methods and income-generating activities.

I can't imagine having a child who is 16 years old and in 3rd grade. All of my other sponsored children are at grade level (that I know of). When I write letters to him do I write letters as if he were 16 years old or as if he is a 3rd grader?


  1. he'S handsome. I have had a child from Uganda who was also below average. Write to him as a 16 year old boy. If he truly is at the 3rd grade level he'll have his letters written by a staff person. My girl was also at the grade level. If you look through meet my child introductions for Carolyne (one of my first few) you could also read more about her story. I absolutely love Uganda! I have another girl so full of love! just curious, what's his project number? UG and the first 3 numbers?

  2. Hi, I am Carmen, and I wandered over here from Swap-bot. I never thought of blogging about my sponsor kids. That's a good idea. Do you post their letters, too?

    I would would write to your boy as a sixteen-year-old! He's old enough to be someone's father.