Mirriam Abeja 

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BORN: July 12, 2004

Favorite thing about SGU: Making beads and watching futbol

One Wish: To travel to America

God is: "A good God"

Favorite Bible Verse: "You may ask me for anything in my name, and I will do it." - John 14:14



Like many of the children in Uganda, Mirriam's parents died of AIDS when she was very young. As a little girl she faced frequent beatings while being forced to wash clothes and babysit. By age 4 Mirriam often fled to the streets to escape the abuse and commuted between home and the streets for nearly 3 years. On the streets Mirriam developed a close friendship with Sarah Adak, who would become one of the first girls SGU would ever take in. Once Sarah was off the streets, she was able to help Uncle Fred find Mirriam and bring her to the Children's Village.

Today Mirriam lives at the Children's Village where she’s experienced huge transformation. She excels in school and is always willing to help the housemothers. At the village she is often taking care of the younger girls and can never be spotted without a smile on her face. Mirriam loves to sing and dance and is often found leading worship and prayers nightly at the village. Her love for math and English has led to her dream of becoming an accountant in the future.

*Mirriam is already sponsored by another supporter. We would love for you to continue reading through stories and choose another child to sponsor.