Violet with Bible

Violet is 14 years old. When Feed The Hungry met her, she had recently been driven from her home in South Sudan when war arrived on her doorstep. Soldiers stormed her village and began shooting, but Violet and her cousin ran for their lives to avoid being killed or kidnapped. Violet didn’t know where her mother was, and her father was dead.

So she fled to the Kiryandongo Refugee Camp in Uganda—where friends like you made it possible for her to get much-needed food and a bible.Violet says, “When Feed The Hungry came, I knew everything was going to be okay.”

Violet speaks four languages— English, Arabic, Dinka, and her native dialect. So she began serving other refugees as a translator. And when a generous friend heard how smart Violet is, she was offered a scholarship to King Solomon’s Academy in Kampala—where your support also helps provide students with daily meals.

When we met back up with Violet in July, we asked her how getting an education has changed her life. She replied, “Whenever I’m here, I feel like I’m with my family at home.” Through tears she explained, “These are tears of joy because when I look back, I was in such a bad situation.”

Now a Christian, Violet dreams of starting an orphanage in order to help other children. But above all else, she’s grateful for the hope she’s been given thanks to friends like you. She shares…

“I’d like to thank Feed The Hungry because you have helped me so much. The only thing I can say is that God bless you and lead you to good territories, because what you have done is so great!”

Violet is one of hundreds of refugee children in Uganda that are now glowing with health, gratefulness, and the joy of knowing Jesus. These kids are grateful to friends like you who’ve taken action to show them God’s love and care.

Thank you for your support to show refugee kids like Violet how good a full life feels.

FLASHBACK – Violet’s Story Filmed May 2015

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