Sandra is an 18-year-old student from Nkokonjeru, Uganda. Her father abandoned the family when Sandra was young, and her mother lacked the monetary income to support her, or pay for her schooling. In 2010, Sandra was sponsored through a CARITAS Sponsor, allowing her to attend a local Catholic Boarding School.
In Sandra's own words, "CARITAS has taught me to have zeal and love for education," and her commitment shows in her class evaluations, as she was the top student in the class.
Now, Sandra has two years left of Secondary School (similar to American high school), but needs a new sponsor to continue her education and fulfill her dream of saving lives.
Through the compassion shown by her previous CARITAS sponsor, Sandra--a child who was abandoned by her own family--has learned what it means to be truly cared for and desires to one day become a medical professional and help her community. Can you be the next person to make an impact in her life, demonstrating the power of caritas (God's Love) shared between God’s children?
To view a video of Sandra, click below.