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My Name is Dan

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Hiya! I'm an 11-year-old boy, living with my big ol' family of five sisters and two brothers. We live up high in the mountains of Bushiangi, in the Mbale region of east Uganda. My community has about 383 families, and we speak Lumasaba, but some folks also know Swahili, Luganda, and even English - which is my favourite subject in school!

After school, I do my bit by carrying water for my family, and then it's all about soccer. I love it! Even though we've seen hard times because of a past civil war and we were poor, things are looking up since FH came into our lives.

They encourage me to study hard and do my best. Besides that, I can now go to the doctor's clinic when I'm sick, join in with the children's clubs, and have some fun playing games with my friends. They visit my family often, teach my parents how to grow different types of vegetables and raise animals, which is making our crop very strong and healthy. They even help our church leaders and elders establish a plan for our future.

Even though things are tough, your support gives me hope. Please keep me, my family, and my village in your prayers as we try to rise above this poverty. Thank you for everything!