Provide Public Health for Orphans in Uganda



We partner with the Adonai Child Development Center, an NGO health center that provides the care and support of a loving family to orphans in Namugoga. The partnership between GlobeMed and Adonai started in the fall of 2012, and together, we will construct two water harvest tanks, build a compostable latrine, and support the construction of the Mission Centre and Guest house. These projects will help from a public education standpoint and help the community form a public health perspective.

What is the issue, problem, or challenge?

Over 30 million children in Africa have been orphaned by AIDS and 2.4 million of these children are in Uganda. They face many challenges and need our help to overcome them. In Namugoga, Uganda, many children have to walk miles to simply get clean drinking water. Another issue is that many of the latrines at Adonai are almost full, but a compostable latrine will help with improving sanitation in a sustainable way given that the waste will be recyclable.

How will this project solve this problem?

Lack of clean drinking water or consuming unclean water can be detrimental to health, so a water harvest tank will give the children easy access to clean water. Additionally, having a compostable latrine will help with sanitation and hygiene. As young children, both having access to water and a clean place to live are crucial to their livelihood and growth, so we hope to help provide them with this through funding and supporting sustainable projects that directly address these needs.

Potential Long Term Impact

Through this long-term partnership, the creation of structures that continue to improve sanitation (such as the latrine and water tanks) will be sustainable ways to improve health. Moreover, the creation of the Mission Centre and Guest House will allow for external experts and GlobeMed students to give advice and feedback to the Adonai Child Development Center.

Funding Information

Total Funding Received to Date: $28,171

Funding Information

This project is now in implementation and no longer available for funding. Received funds will be used to accomplish concrete objectives as indicated in the project's "Activities" section. Updates will be posted under the "Project Report" tab as they become available.

Donors' contributions and pledges to this project totaled $28,171 .  The original project funding goal was $43,020.


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Thanks to 710 donors like you, a total of $28,171 was raised for this project on GlobalGiving. Combined with other sources of funding, this project raised enough money to fund the outlined activities and is no longer accepting donations.

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Project Leader

Emily Bauersfeld

Evanston, IL United States

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