Over our years of ministering in Uganda, it is the children who
pull at our heartstrings.
Most of the
children live in abject poverty.
are typically undernourished and have only one or two sets of tattered, dirty clothes
Most are not in school because
their caregiver simply does not have the money for school fees and the required
The reason I use the term
caregiver instead of parent is that oftentimes, one or both parents are
deceased (usually from AIDS), and the children are being cared for by an Aunt,
Uncle, Grandparent, or what is called a “Child Head of Household” – meaning that
the oldest child is taking care of all his or her siblings.
Without an education, these children have virtually no chance to improve their conditions, and they enter into a cycle of on-going poverty. Oftentimes, the young ladies get pregnant and/or get married at a young age because they believe it is the only way for them to survive. Some even resort to prostitution to put food on the table to feed themselves and their families.
An education can break the cycle of poverty – something most people take for granted.
Many of the children suffer from having worms, jiggers, malaria and other maladies. Their caregivers simply don’t have the small amount of money needed to pay for the medicine to treat these very treatable conditions.
Your sponsorship of $28/month goes to:
- school supplies
- common medical care
- Christ-centered spiritual guidance through a local church
Sponsors receive a picture of their sponsored child and at least one letter and picture from your child each year, including periodic email updates about the ministry.