Below you will find the girls of our home and their life stories. We believe these will tug on your heart-strings. Please read through their stories and before doing anything else, pray and then consider sponsorship. They need you in their lives.
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Peace Mirembe (Little Peace) was born November 17, 2012.
When Peace's mother became pregnant her husband was arrested for a crime and was sent to prison for many years. Sadly Peace's mother passed away in childbirth. There was no one remaining to care for Peace and she ended up with her uncle. Her Uncle burns charcoal in the forest for a living and makes very little income. He also has many children of his own and several other orphans. He brought Peace to Sonrise when she was only two days old. She is now nice and chubby. We look forward to seeing Peace grow! She loves to give kisses to tiny infants. She is so kind to everyone. She can now go up and down the front steps.
Little Gift was born March 14, 2012
(Sonrise added the name 'Little")
Gift's Mom also died in childbirth. Little Gift's father died just after Gift's mother had become pregnant. Gift was given to her auntie to care for her but the auntie already had many children of her own and could not afford to take care of little Gift. She quickly became malnourished. When the village people saw what was happening and that little Gift would soon die of hunger, they told Gift's auntie about Sonrise. When she arrived at Sonrise we all took one look at Little Gift and immediately admitted her. In just three weeks you could already see a big difference in her health. She is indeed a gift to all of us at Sonrise and we thank God for her life. Gift is such a happy baby. She is a very excitable young girl has a good appetite. Sometimes she gets in a bad mood and it’s not pretty. She is a typical girl that we all love.
Grace Patience Napina – birthdate January 22, 2011
Patience’s father passed away leaving her and her sisters, Doreen and Susan, in the care of their mother. The mother remarried a man that already had many children. Stepchildren are not treated well in Uganda and most are like outcasts. The stepfather said he couldn’t care for the girls financially or physically because he had many others to take care of first. So the children were brought to a ministry in town for care. That ministry had to close down in 2015 due to unforeseen reasons. The director contacted Ivan and Melissa Mukulu and asked them to take the children in so they wouldn’t have to go back to their bad conditions in the village. Sonrise Children’s home agreed to accept Grace and her two sisters. Please pray for them that they will adjust well at Sonrise and that they will come to know and love the Lord one day.
Susan Kyosimye – February 16, 2006
Susan’s father passed away leaving her and her sisters, Patience and Doreen, in the care of their mother. The mother remarried a man that already had many children. Stepchildren are not treated well in Uganda and most are like outcasts. The stepfather said he couldn’t care for the girls financially or physically because he had many others to take care of first. So the children were brought to a ministry in town for care. That ministry had to close down in 2015 due to unforeseen reasons. The director contacted Ivan and Melissa Mukulu and asked them to take the children in so they wouldn’t have to go back to their bad conditions in the village. Sonrise Children’s home agreed to accept Susan and her two sisters. Please pray for them that they will adjust well at Sonrise and that they will come to know and love the Lord one day.
Doreen Tibaisanya– birthdate September 28, 2009
Doreen’s father passed away leaving her and her sisters, Patience and Susan, in the care of their mother. The mother remarried a man that already had many children. Stepchildren are not treated well in Uganda and most are like outcasts. The stepfather said he couldn’t care for the girls financially or physically because he had many others to take care of first. So the children were brought to a ministry in town for care. That ministry had to close down in 2015 due to unforeseen reasons. The director contacted Ivan and Melissa Mukulu and asked them to take the children in so they wouldn’t have to go back to their bad conditions in the village. Sonrise Children’s home agreed to accept Doreen and her two sisters. Please pray for them that they will adjust well at Sonrise and that they will come to know and love the Lord one day.
Millie Mutesi – birthdate April 8, 2004
Both of Millie’s parents passed away leaving an uncle to take care of her and her two siblings, Percy and Eddie. The uncle was not physically or financially able to take care of them. So the children were brought to a ministry in town to care for them. That ministry had to close down in 2015 due to unforeseen reasons. The director contacted Ivan and Melissa Mukulu and asked them to take the children in so they wouldn’t have to go back to their bad conditions in the village. Sonrise Children’s home agreed to accept Milie and his two siblings. Please pray for them that they will adjust well at Sonrise and that they will come to know and love the Lord one day.
Shakira Nakato & Shamina Babirye, twins were born May 26, 2011. Their mother came to Sonrise for help after being abandoned in a slum by her husband. Shakira and Shamina were the youngest of several children and were quickly becoming malnourished. Their mother shared with Sonrise that she considered drowning them or throwing them in a latrine. They were about one and a half years old when we took them in but they could not walk or crawl. They have since gained weight and doing well. We are praying that one day their mothers’ condition will get better and we can reunite her with these precious children. Shakira hates bedtime. She loves to be held. Her favorite song is Nange Shakira Akamuli akato (Even me Shakira a little flower of Jesus). Shamina also loves to give hugs and is always smiling. She loves to play with baby Ryan, one of the other children at Sonrise. She is always singing to baby Ryan. She loves to put on her shoes so that she can go for walk. Her favorite song is Baby Jesus. Please pray for these two precious children.
Sheila Akello was born February 10, 2011. Sheila's Mom is HIV positive and was breastfeeding Sheila until she was 4 months old. Sonrise reached out to help Sheila and her sister Bethany because the mother has ten other children and was not able to take care for them. Sheila and Bethany are both doing well at Sonrise. We praise the Lord for these two sweet babies. Sheila is a playful little girl. She loves climbing on everything and anything. Shelia hates bedtime with a passion. She loves her bottle even though we have tried to get her to stop using it many times. She always sneaks the other babies bottles. She has her favorite clothes and other clothes she refuses to wear. She will cry until you change it to her favorite clothes! Such a princess! She so wants to share her love with others.
Mercy Anzoya was born June 8, 2009. Mercy's Dad ran away from her Mom as soon as he realized she was pregnant. He did not want to deal with the burden for caring for a child. So Mercy's mom worked at the steel rolling factory where they pay them so little wages. She could barely feed her child and give her basic needs. She was later hired to work at the baby home to help her get on her feet. Her Dad has not shown any interest in helping her and now her mom has left Sonrise and abandoned her with us. Mercy is quiet most of the time but opens up quickly when her friends are around.
Gift Nasiyo was born March 5, 2009. Her mother was a teenager who passed away while giving birth to little Gift. From that time on her grandmother cared for her but was finding it too difficult to do so while still trying to raise her own children, caring for her husband with cancer, and having no steady income. A pastor told Damali about the baby and Sonrise agreed to take the little one in. When she first arrived, Gift was malnourished and very small, however, over the next few months she steadily gained weight. Gifty is now a happy little girl who loves to play with her friends.
Esther Nambi was born July 28, 2009. Esther's Dad died of HIV/AIDS and her mom has HIV/AIDS. She has not been taking her medication so she is very sick. Esther's older brother who is 8 years old also has HIV/AIDS. Her Mom remarried but the man she was married to has been really mistreating her, is a very violent man and did not want to see Esther or her brother in his house. Esther was two years old but she looks like she was 9 months old because of the poor feeding. She was found in the Masese slums with her Mom. We also thank God that she is HIV/AIDS negative.
Miko Babirye was born June 25, 2007.
In July, 2009 Damali (Baby Home Director) and a team from Canada (Grandview Church) were giving out family kits in a village one day. When they arrived at one of the homes, Damali saw many little children sitting on the floor. The children looked malnourished and terribly unhealthy. Damali talked to the woman who lived there and was told that the children were not her own, but orphans. Damali was drawn to the little baby named Babirye (Miko) as she was in such a sad state. She looked so malnourished with a distended stomach, yellowed hair, and bad skin. The woman told Damali that Babirye's mother and father had both died of HIV Aids. Within a day's time all the necessities were in place and Miko was brought to Sonrise Babies Home. Since Miko arrived at Sonrise, she has grown and filled out into a healthy, happy little girl. She is a mischievous little girl and loves to laugh!
Bethany Nabudde was born December 2, 2009. Bethany has a little sister, Sheila, at the baby home. Their mom is HIV/AIDS positive. We decided to help her with these two children because she has 10 other children and was not able to take care of all of them. Bethany was getting malnourished so we wanted to prevent any further malnourishment and to also prevent Sheila from contracting HIV from her Mom, as she was still breastfeeding her. They are both doing well. Bethany is a healthy little girl and can giggle all day long. We praise the Lord for these two sweet girls.
Sanyu Hawebwa was born October 21, 2009.
Sanyu was rescued by Sonrise Baby Home from one of the slums in Kampala. Sanyu’s mom was very poor and could not afford to buy milk for her. She would be gone all day leaving her with other little children. Sanyu became malnourished. Because she was getting worse every day, Sonrise decided to take in Sanyu by faith. Sanyu was two years old. She has recovered from the malnutrition and is doing so well and continues to flourish, now at the Sonrise Children's Home.
Catherine Elisiga was born August 26, 2005
Catherine's brother, Junior, is also in the Sonrise Children's Home with her. Brothers and Sisters are a special gift from God and one that should never be taken for granted. Cathy was around 4 years old when she came to Sonrise. She came from a village where her family was very poor. Her mother died sometime after Junior was born, so they were raised by their father. Their father and uncle were very close and lived next door to each other. Their children grew up together, although their uncle's children were much older. Shortly thereafter, Cathy and Junior's father died and they were left in the care of their uncle. They were very close to him and even called him father. At night, Cathy and Junior slept in a hut by themselves because the uncle left often. Cathy and Junior were left alone most of the time with very little adult supervision. Because they were all alone in the house by themselves, Cathy and Junior always slept together on the mud floor. Both Cathy and Junior were very malnourished as they were always left with very little food and or milk. Cathy came to Sonrise with only a pair of mismatched shoes and the clothes she was wearing. God is watching over Cathy and Junior's precious lives. He has never left their sight. Cathy is our oldest and brightest at Sonrise. She is so smart and loves to learn. Cathy has the most contagious smile.
Anisha Taiba was born April 8, 2008.
Three year old Anisha came to Sonrise Babt Home as a very scared little baby. Her mother was a teenager when she became pregnant and was living with her mother. Nothing is known about Anisha’s father, due to the fact that her mother didn’t want to disclose any information about him. Hermaternal grandmother said that Anisha’s mom had to go back to school and that she was not going to be able to keep the baby. For a woman to find and maintain jobs in Uganda, it is almost mandatory that she has a high school degree. The grandmother believes that education is the only way that a girl can make any money or succeed, so therefore, Anisha had to go. Her grandmother had so many other abandoned children living with her that she financially nor physically could take care of Anisha. She believed that giving up Anisha would be the best thing for the baby and for her daughter. When she first arrived at Sonrise Baby Home, Anisha cried constantly and just wanted to be held. She had difficulty sleeping during the night and wanted help with eating, potty, and just about everything so that she wouldn’t be alone. Anisha is a sweet girl. she loves to sing and draw. God has blessed Anisha’s life and we are claiming that He will continue this for the rest of her life.
Stella Mubugumya was born February 10, 2009
18 year old Julia, a worker at Sonrise, had a baby named Stella. Baby Stella suffered many illnesses. She was a bit delayed in developmentally because of the lack of medical care. When Julia found out she was pregnant, Stella’s father ran away and left Julia. They have not heard from father since. At one time Julia thought of aborting baby Stella but then she decided to keep her. She had been struggling to support baby Stella and herself ever since. They had been living deep in the village where there was little access to food and medicine. Julia really appreciated her job at Sonrise and is very dedicated and is so thankful to be part of the Sonrise family. Stella has grown up to be a happy healthy little girl. She is right where she needs to be in her development. We praise God for her!
Rebecca Babirye was born November 30, 2010.
Added to the home January 2014
Rebecca and her twin brother Luke came to the Sunrise Baby Home as very malnourished children through the local Aids Support Organization. There mother was unable to care for them because of her battle with aides. The father denied the paternity and didn’t help out with the children or the mother. Rebecca has grown to be a healthy, happy young child. She moved from the Sonrise Baby Home with Luke in Jan 2014. She loves playing with dolls and getting dressed to go to church on Sunday. She has her favorite dresses and if she is dressed in any dress other than her favorite she cries and refuses to get dressed. She wants to be such a big girl and dress herself. Luke and Rebecca very much need your love and sponsorship.
Jolie Muzungu was born August 20, 2010.
Added to the home January 2014
Jolie's dad was very ill and unable to work. Her mother and father, Rwandese, would often fight and eventually Jolie's mom finally abandoned them. She left Jolie, now nine months old, and brother Gerald, two years old, with the sick father. The marriage ended in a messy divorce. Sonrise Baby Home took in the two babies who were badly malnourished. Jolie and her bother moved into the Sonrise Children’s Home in January 2014. Jolie has a beautiful singing voice and loves to sing. She enjoys pretending that she is reading the Bible. She loves to pretend she is sleeping with a baby by covering her doll and changing its diaper. Please pray about sponsoring this beautiful little girl.
Kirabo Mukasekanyana was born November 29, 2010
Added to the home January 2014
Kirabo and her brother Godwin were abandoned by their father, leaving them with their mother who was very sick with Aids. Before he left, he sold their home and property leaving the two kids and their mother to move in with their neighbors. Mom was in and out of the hospital. The Aids clinic brought them to Sonrise Baby Home for help, which admitted the two children. Both Kirabo and Godwin now live in Sonrise Children’s Home. Kirabo is extremely obedient and a little “diva.” For example, if you tell her sit, she will not get up unless you tell her and she loves dressing up for church, insisting that she have her nice clothes and shoes. She loves reading books and pretending that she is reading the Bible. Kirabo enjoys being cuddled; she is a very sensitive and loving child.