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A life restored – the story of 23-year old Sandra*

A life restored – the story of a 23-year old lady

At the Makeni Refugee Transit Centre in Lusaka run by AAH Zambia, Sandra* goes about her chores confidently.  Except for a slight limp, she is a confident young lady and is at ease with her friends. What may not be immediately apparent to someone are the traumatic events that befell Sandra before she finally found a safe haven at Makeni.

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My Smile is back - Joseph Lupumba’s Story

My Smile is back - Joseph Lupumba’s Story

Joseph Lupumba has an important life lesson: to never give up.

Joseph, originally from Congo, was forced to flee his home county in 1994 at the height of war and conflict. While in Congo, Joseph was a teacher but when he came to Zambia he was unable to continue with his passion due to lack of opportunity.

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Fuel alternative saves time, money and environment

Fuel alternative saves time, money and environment

Population growth in Kyangwali refugee settlement, Western Uganda, has intensified pressure on the local environment and demand for natural resources, challenging Action Africa Help Uganda to provide an eco-friendly alternative to firewood.

 

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Child protection services support foster parents and seek justice

Child protection services support foster parents and seek justice

Three-year-old Bahati* survived death after she was abducted then later abandoned in a pit latrine. AAH Uganda community services placed Bahati under foster care with Zawadi* to care for her and help seek justice with AAH support.

 

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New hope for 12-year old Kunihira* living with HIV

New hope for 12-year old Kunihira* living with HIV

“When I arrived in Kyangwali from the transit centre in Bundigugyo, I was helpless and had no hope for life. I thought I was dying any day since I already knew I was infected with HIV and TB [Tuberculosis] at an early age. But then the community outreach by AAH gave me new hope.”

  

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Inspiring story ahead of the World Refugee day.