Stories from Kampala, Uganda

Pass a Dollar

By: Laura Osborne and Jessica Spann
April 11, 2019

At eleven years old and suddenly an orphan, Sandy found himself without a home and on his own. All he had was a friend with a plan for how they could make it rich. But as Sandy and his friend set off on their adventure, events quickly took a turn, and Sandy found himself even further from home and now even more alone.

From collecting scrap metal to make a buck to sneaking into a church to catch some shut eye, learn how perseverance, helping hands, and encouraging hearts propelled Sandy along, moving him from orphan to education sponsor who seeks to pay the blessings forward—or pass a dollar, in his words. May Sandy’s story encourage the downhearted and alone and remind us all that life often has many pleasant surprises up her sleeve.


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