Sharon Apinya


BORN: May 4, 2008

Favorite thing about SGU: It gives her a future

One Wish: To meet all of her supporters

God is: "Abba"

Favorite Bible Verse: "being confident of this, that he who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus." - Philippians 1:6



Sharon’s father died of AIDS when she was only 2 years old and her mother died just one year later. She was taken in by her aunt and uncle and there she experienced extreme domestic abuse. Sharon would flee to the streets every few days only to return to her relatives' home where she was beaten again. After two years, Uncle Fred found her on the streets of Lira, eating out of a dumpster, so psychologically traumatized that she barely remembered her own name and would cry if anyone touched her. When she first arrived at the SGU children’s village she would often fall asleep while eating and experienced crippling nightmares on most nights.

After receiving counseling from Fred and the house mothers of SGU, Sharon has almost completely recovered from her traumatic past and loves her new life at the Saving Grace Children's Village. Her smile is contagious and she is a serial giggler. She enjoys jump roping, crafts, swimming at the local pool and doing puzzles. Sharon takes lots of walks around the village, laughing, playing and chatting with her friends. Sharon is a bright little girl with dreams of becoming a nurse.

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