Christine Among was born in the cotton fields of North-East Uganda. After several years living in the Netherland, she visited Uganda and was very touched by the situation of Women and children living in the Teso region. From the marginalized women living witn HIV/AIDS to the young girls struggling to raise their child on their own, Christine witnessed the disatreous consequences of the attacks of Kony's LRA (Lord's Resistance Army) in Teso in 2003.
As of September 2003 over 1.2 million Ugandans across Uganda were displaced due to the military activity from the LRA. Leaving the economy in shambles and forcing those who survived the heinous attacks to beg on the streets to support their families. In Teso alone, over 240,000 people were displaced from their homes in a matter of 4 months time in 2003. At the time of the attacks Teso was stable and beginning to grow economically. However, the LRA’s mindless killing of civilians, looting, and abduction of children forced many Teso natives to move to IDP Camps (Internally Displaced Persons). Today, the streets of Teso are filled with ex Child-soldiers, orphans whose parents where killed during the attacks, and people who lost nearly everything they owned.
More than 10 years later, Christine and the team of volunteers of Foundation MamaWatoto is still attempting to help the population rebuild their lives, and bring hope to a new generation of Ugandans, who despite everything, are one of the most warm-hearted populations in the World.