2020 - UGANDA LOCUST PLAGUE, COVID-19, AND FOOD SHORTAGE CRISIS
URGENT NEED: Uganda and several other countries in East Aftica have been experiencing a locust plague of Biblical proportions - causing extensive food shortages, hoarding of food, and the danger of millions of people starving to death. Our Ugandan Manager Ronald Katongole has been working tirelessly to find sacks of food at decent prices for our children to survive this, but we still need funds for much more as the situation continues to worsen.
The Ugandan government has also placed many restrictions on travel due to the Coronavirus, so other than what food we can grow in our school organic garden, we rely on food purchased in large quantities and safely stored at our school. Prices at stores have risen dramatically, and we worry all the time about feeding our children.
If you would like to help keep our children fed and nourished through however long the shortages exist, please click HERE. We thank you from the bottom of our hearts. ♥♥♥
(Photo at left is of locusts in the streets.)
SAVING ORPHANS AND ABUSED CHILDREN
There are so many children in need in this area of Uganda, and we want to help as many of them as possible. In order to do this, we built an orphanage building - one side for girls, one side for boys - so children from greater distances may also get an education.
In addition, we often save children from abusive situations, and bring them to our school, where they end up living with a teacher. Once such girl named Jane was about to be exchanged in marriage for meat and tobacco - at the age of 12. She now happily attends our school, grateful for her safety and new life.
There are so many tragic stories for these children, and our goal is change what in the past were inevitable outcomes into new lives filled with joy, hope, health, peace, and opportunity through education.
If you would like to help us continue to provide beds, bedding, lighting, etc., into our orphanage building so children in need may move in, please click HERE. Thank you. ♥♥♥