Tanzania Projects

The Elsey Kirabo Memorial Library Project

Elsey Kirabo was born to Ugandan parents (in the U.S.) and joined our (the Peterson) family as an infant.  She was born with "designer genes" (more commonly referred to as Down Syndrome). Elsey had an outgoing personality and the ability to make everyone she met smile.  Kirabo means gift in the Lugandan language, and she truly was a gift and a blessing to all who knew her in her 11 years of life.  Elsey was an avid swimmer and dancer, and preferred to go by "snugglebunny," "sweetheart," or…