Uganda Orphans Fund cares for vulnerable Ugandan children by providing stability, education, and healthcare. Our vision is for God to transform lives through our care, so these children grow into adults who can positively influence and shape Uganda.
Our main focus is our primary school Kasozi Village in Kamuli District. Currently, 140 children live and learn there, and we sponsor an additional 120 older children to attend secondary schools. Our medical clinic, set to launch in 2018, will provide affordable medical care to children in Kamuli District who would otherwise go without.
Currently, Uganda has 2.5 million orphans. Conservative estimates predict this number will grow. The average Ugandan family has 7 children. When parents die or abandon their children, the responsibility is often too great for extended families to manage. Children are farmed out to different family members in diverse locations. A child stands to loses not only his parents, but his siblings as well. Many kids are treated poorly by resentful relatives. Others try to survive on the streets.
In the north, countless children lost their families during a 20-year war against Joseph Kony and his Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA). Some kids saw their own parents killed by the rebel army. Countless boys were kidnapped from their villages and forced to be soldiers with a kill-or-be-killed mandate. Girls were used as conjugated wives and sex slaves, and ended up having babies though they’re still children themselves.
Even for children from a stable background, malnutrition and disease can wreak havoc. A quarter of Ugandan children will not reach their 15th birthday because of poor access to quality medicine.
Uganda Orphans Fund is a faith-based 501(c)(3) charitable organization, EIN 02-0656591. All donations are tax deductible.
Statement of Faith available upon request.