Saved from Child Sacrifice
Child sacrifice is on the rise in Uganda, as witch doctors forced to leave Tanzania relocate in Uganda where they can register as “natural healers.”
Humanity Healing International has rescued another child fated for sacrifice.
A four-year-old boy named Vincent was playing outside of his hut in his village when he was beckoned by his uncle to come to the edge of the brush. When he got to his uncle, he was by grabbed by two men and women who dragged him into the bush and pinned him to the ground. They sliced open his neck and started draining his blood into a basin.
Fortunately, a neighbor went to investigate the commotion in the bush and raised the alarm. The human traffickers fled, leaving the basin and the badly wounded boy behind. Vincent was rushed to a clinic and received rudimentary care, but the clinic was not capable of the advanced treatment Vincent needed, and his mother did not have the money to take him to the hospital in Kampala.
Meanwhile, like vultures, the human traffickers were circling the area.
Humanity Healing’s Country Director, Michael Sabiiti, received word of Vincent’s plight. The decision was made to bring the boy into the Albino Rescue Program to provide him with medical care and safety. An intervention was organized and the team traveled to Vincent’s home village.
Unfortunately, when they arrived, they were told that the boy had succumbed to his wounds and died.
Michael sent the team home, with instructions to pick up two albino girls he had made arrangements to bring into the program.
Meanwhile, Michael followed the faint hint of a rumor and eventually arrived in a remote village where he found Vincent and his mother alive, but in hiding. The decision had been made by the village elders that the only way to save the boy from the traffickers who were waiting to finish sacrificing him was to fake his death and send mother and child into hiding.
Michael was able to spirit Vincent and his mother to the capital Kampala and admit Vincent into the hospital to receive the medical care he needed. When healed, Vincent and his mother will be taken to a safe environment and he will be enrolled into a safe school where the lightness of his skin will not mark him for sacrifice.
There are many more children like Vincent. Humanity Healing’s Albino Rescue Program currently has 52 children attending safe schools and in safe environments. We need your help to care for the children we have and sto ave more. An Intervention to rescue a child can be expensive, but sponsoring a child is only $30/month – just $1 a day.
If you are reading this, you have helped support our ongoing fight against human trafficking. Thank you! Bless you for your Compassion!
It is with deep sorrow that we announce the death of one of our first rescues, Evelyn, who was 2 years old. Evelyn died of skin cancer, which children with albinism are highly susceptible to. Evelyn had been undergoing radiation treatment at the regional hospital, but the equipment broke down and Evelyn and the other patients were discharged as there are no plans to replace the equipment by the government of Uganda. It was the only equipment of its kind in the country.
Evelyn and her young mother Florence came to our program after she was cast out of her home for “birthing a demon.” Evelyn was not a demon. She was a beautiful precious girl who spent her last six-months of life in a painful fight against cancer. Florence will continue learning to be a seamstress as part of our Pads for Schoolgirls program.
Evelyn brought everyone such joy!
Vincent was saved, but others need your help!