FROM THE FIELD: Love in the time of COVID

18 September 2020

A young couple who hail from very different backgrounds, has demonstrated that even during a global pandemic, true love always finds a way.

American Faith Blanchard, met South Sudanese refugee and World Food Programme volunteer, Seme Ludanga, while she was working at a camp for displaced people in Uganda two years ago. 

In July this year they tied the knot at a physically distanced ceremony in the East African country.

Speaking after the wedding Faith described Seme as a “sweet gift to me”.

Read more here, about this heartwarming story of love in the time of COVID.


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