Many children in northern Uganda are orphans after losing their parents during the conflict’s violence or from HIV/AIDS, which is highly prevalent in the region. The children need a safe and loving environment where they can grow up and attend school.
In supporting Redeemer Children’s Home, we aim to provide orphaned children age 6 and up a safe and loving place in which to grow up and go to school. To ensure the long-term care for the children, we work closely with the Sisters to establish income generating projects.
Areas of work
Caring for the children
The Home provides a loving and caring home for the children while they attend school and later to go through vocational training, for example training as car mechanics. Both girls and boys attend school and particular care is given to ensure they have good role models. The children attend local primary schools and secondary schools in various northern Ugandan towns until they are older and go on to attend University or vocational training.
Income generation projects
With our help, Redeemer Children’s Home has successfully established a small scale farm with piggery, dairy cattle and poultry. The farm also produces a number of crops including maize, soya and millet which are then ground by the Home’s mill. A large proportion of the crops are produced to feed the children. The Home also runs a small shop in the nearby town of Moyo. The shop sells items such as sugar, rice, eggs (from the Home’s chickens), toiletries, children’s shoes, clothes and fizzy drinks. All the profits from the shop go towards the Home’s day-to-day running costs. Many of the people in Moyo choose to shop at the store because they know it supports Redeemer Children’s Home.