Mukono Baby Room
The Mukono Baby Room is LWB’s first healing home project in Uganda. Located on a beautiful plot of hilltop land on the outskirts of Kampala, it is part of the Tenderhearts Baby Home, run by native Ugandans Kenneth and Cathy Nganda. The majority of children at the home arrive into care in fragile condition, many with medical diagnoses such as HIV and severe malnutrition. They require ongoing close monitoring and attention from the home’s specially trained, live-in nannies.
The Ngandas' goal for each abandoned child is for family reunification whenever possible. Social workers employed by the home work tirelessly to find extended family members who can care for the children once they have been restored to health. LWB’s plan is to help create a foster care option as well for the children, as we believe so strongly in the importance of family care. Both domestic and international adoption possibilities also exist for many of the children.
LWB is honored to partner with both A Helping Hand, who has helped support the main home for many years, and Vivian’s Hope, who currently funds the medical clinic, doctor, and nurses on site. We have made a commitment to begin working with the 12 youngest babies in the home to provide additional caregivers, increased nutrition, and any hospitalizations and surgeries the children require for full health.
We Need Your Help
Your donation to the Mukono Baby Room will fund the specialized care and nurturing of the babies in the home, all who have lived through trauma, as well as to help support ongoing programs of family reunification. Please consider making a one-time donation or sponsoring a specific baby today. Child sponsorships are $50 per month, or $25 per month for a shared sponsorship. All sponsors will receive regular updates and photos of their sponsored child.
We also gratefully accept both one-time and ongoing monthly donations in any amount to help with the most urgent needs that arise. Regular updates will be sent to general donors as well. Thank you for partnering with us to help these wonderful children!
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