Vicky washing clothes-9441.jpg

Five-year-old Vicky is the sister of one of our Child of Hope children, living with their grandmother. Vicky is learning how to wash her own clothes, fetching water from the nearby stream.

This is common practice for local children, especially while schools are closed and they have nothing to do. Her older sister is generally available to help ensure Vicky does things the right way, fostering her growing independence. In Namatala, and in Ugandan culture in general, children are used to helping out from an early age.