& Valencia

The father of my kids doesn’t support his children at all. Actually, he has ignored them, he no longer minds. He doesn’t want to mind about them.

— Vanessa and Valencia's mother

Field notes

Sylvia’s household context illustrates the research finding that stigma can also be present within the household itself. Furthermore, it shows that briding social capital , like help from a local NGO, is crucial in supporting caretakers in the upbringing of their children. The Angel’s Centre, one of the only day care centres for children with disabilities in Uganda, plays a very important role in Sylvia’s life. It gives her access to accurate information and to resources such as food and medication, as well as the physical and mental support a caretaker needs.