Nankabirwa Vanessa – Sponsored

is a 7-year-old girl who hopes to be a nurse

Vanessa’s mom died of HIV/AIDS and she lives with her father who is also HIV positive. Fortunately, Vanessa is HIV negative. They live in small house which is in disrepair and although Vanessa’s dad tries his level best to pay for her school requirements, his struggle with AIDS makes him too weak to work consistently so he has been unable to keep a job. Consequently, they live in abject poverty and find it difficult to get their daily basic needs met like food, clothes and medications. Vanessa wants to become a nurse, but without help her hope might not be achieved.