Uganda is home to over two million orphaned children, with over half losing their parents due to HIV. The vast majority of Ugandans live in rural areas and earn their living from subsistence agriculture, with half the population living on less than $1 per day. The country’s health indicators are among the lowest in Africa, with almost 7% of children passing away before their fifth birthday.
LWB began our work in Uganda in Karukoba Village, near the border of Rwanda, by building a Believe in Me school so all the children in the rural village can now have access to education.
We then began changing the lives of orphaned and abandoned children at the Tender Hearts Baby Home through our Mukono Baby Room. The babies and toddlers in this program often arrive severely malnourished and with complex health needs such as HIV.
In 2018, LWB became one of the first charities in Uganda implementing foster care for orphaned children. As children are healed at the Mukono Baby Room, we then graduate the children to care in the local community.
We are committed to the reunification of abandoned children with their birth families whenever possible and work with local social workers to transition children from orphanage care back to their homes.
Your partnership will help make a real difference in the lives of these beautiful children.