Mama Africa is Changing Lives
My Husband and I take our walk before we started renting up Mama Home (Orphanage)... Passing my local street children’s haunts, it is fairly empty tonight. Out in the corner of my eye, I see a small child crouch in front of the movie theater. I realize its Omar Nsubuga ... only we thought we had already saved him from the streets of Nakivubo Slum and brought him to an orphanage Run by one of my friends In Nansana... Now I find the child glassy eyed, high on paint thinners, but in fact as fragile as... a lost child.
“Hey, Omar... What are you doing here?”
“The streets are better than that crappy orphanage that you sent me to.”
I wonder, what went wrong? Where are all of the clothes that I got for him? Why did he choose to come back to the streets? My heart drops, my pride swells up out of arrogance for failure, but more importantly I am sad. I’ve failed... what was I missing? The answer was right in front of me. I understand in my heart that the typical ways of dealing with Vulnerable and Poor children coming from Very Straggling Back grounds also kids on the streets is simply not working, and was never going to work.
These children are so completely lost and broken, they need to be healed from the inside, they need more than just a roof over their heads -- they needed love, consistency, well-designed and specific wrap-around care.
Winnie Kiwalabye the Founder or Mama Africa wrote these words in 2009 in her Note book when she was just beginning to understand the explicit needs of the children she was already caring for on the streets and Slums of Nakinyuguzi. The children, their frustration and their desperation broke her heart and changed her life. She started a movement which is now Mama Home under Mama Africa Africa International Organization.
Over the next two years many more children echoed the idea, build us a home that will help us heal & stay with you. That’s when we, as a Couple, pulled together and rented these children a home. The results have been overwhelmingly positive. We and a few friends, with God’s immense blessing, have succeeded in meeting the extraordinary needs of Vulnerable, Poor, Sexually abused girls & street children by listening, learning and implementing our beliefs. We have stayed true to our original calling by listening with our hearts, and acting with conscience. Your partnership through that process has been irreplaceable.
1. Vulnerable, poor, Abused Girls & Street Children need us.
2. Mama Africa's holistic care is effective and enduring.
3. Your support is essential -- we could not fulfill our mission without you!
For more than a year, supporters like you have empowered Mama Africa to develop and implement this new model of care, and we know, it works. We rescue, Restore, Care & Empower Vulnerable, poor, abused girls & street children and welcome them into an environment that heals the whole child, customized to their individual needs. Mama Home’s children receive comprehensive care including medical, clinical, educational and recreational activities.
We also do everything we can to demonstrate, in word and action, Jesus’ life-changing love and power to each child. In some cases, we are reconnecting children with their families and facilitating healthy relationships. Today, Mama Africa program goes far beyond what any orphanage can provide.
Your generous donations provide the resources Mama Africa needs to save, support and improve the lives of these Vulnerable poor, abuse and street children; teaching them self-sustaining life skills, and the opportunity to heal. As a Christian organization providing services overseas, Mama Africa Currently depends on the consistent generosity of donors like you. Please consider a gift to Mama Africa Children today.
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