Salvant is eight years old and tiny from malnourishment. She has never been to school before.

Her father died before she was born. The mother had no way of surviving and found a new husband.  Old tribal traditions die slowly. One of the most common is that a man will not let a woman come into his home with a child that is not his.  The child is then given to grandparents.

Salvant’s grandparents died of AIDS long ago. The only option was to send Salvant to live with her great-grandparents, the same people who had raised Salvant’s mother.

Then her great grandmother died.

Salvant now lives in a shack with the last other remaining member of her immediate family – a very, very old grandfather.  There is no income.

The great grandfather says he assumed she would never go to school. He was wrong. She started  in “Baby” class on February 6th, 2023 with us at the Bwindi Watoto School.

Please help us keep her in school by becoming her sponsor.