Following an outbreak of Ebola in Kibaale more than two months ago, the district is slowly returning to normalcy, but not the first family which lost 14 members.
Alice Isoke 26, one of the survivors in the Isoke family said she has been left with the responsibility of caring for 14 children orphaned by Ebola among them a two-month old baby. Her 64-year-old father Mzee Isoke and most adults in the family succumbed to the deadly disease.
“We lost all the bread winners in our family and now the entire family depends on me, yet I have no clear source of income,” Isoke said on Wednesday. She said they are in dire need of assistance from the government or any other relief agencies.
Isoke who had also contracted Ebola was fortunate enough to recover when treated. She said she is overwhelmed by the needs of the large family.
She said the children under her care cannot go to school because they are being taunted. She said rumours had gone round that family had received money from MTN and other organizations and that they were well off which was hindering them from getting support.
"People say that I have received a lot of money from MTN and other organizations but we have got nothing at all," said Isoke.
Isoke also said the family had some outstanding medical bills at St. Ambrose health centre in Kagadi town.
“I am heavily indebted due the expenses of treating my father, brothers and sisters who later died and yet I have no option,” said Isoke.