Mama Africa Helps Kids like Sanyu Achora Have a Better Tomorrow
Do you remember making forts in your Family living room out of a blanket when you were a kid? An explorer..Who doesn’t recall the carefree joy of believing that you could do or be anything at all?
For many children in Uganda, whole families live and come from very Poor straggling Back grounds -- an existence so terrible that some children bravely leave them in search of a better life. What they find is the street -- a hard reality where thieves, drug addicts, and prostitutes are their mentors. Mama Africa International Organization addresses these challenges and offers, Orphaned, Vulnerable, street children, sexually abused girls the chance to dream of a life where not only basic needs are met - but all things are possible. Thanks to the generosity of people like you, we have successes to share. But there is much more work to be done and we need your help. Let me tell you about Sanyu. We first met Sanyu on the streets of one of the slums were we Operate and I grew up from. We spent a year seeking her out, talking, praying, building a relationship and finally became friends Knowing her details and Back ground of her Deceased Father who died due to HIV/Aids and her Mother who turned to Be a Drunkard after realizing she is Positive and can’t take care of her children. Sanyu ‘s Uncle could not take Sanyu to School for 2 years and he had financially Failed so he tried to give Mama Africa a try as Sanyu had turned to be a rough child in the Slum community ; leave the streets behind. She eventually did. Her stay in the transitional house was typical. She ran away many times -- she swore, fight, lied, and manipulated -- skills that served her well on the Slum streets at a very low age. She couldn’t imagine a life where she didn’t need to do those things.
But Mama Africa never gave up on her. We sought Sanyu every time she ran; talked to her through every struggle; forgave and allowed her the space to try again. Even her time in school, Sanyu struggled to figure out what comes next. Mama Africa helped her find something that lit her fire; she is doing better in school. She is enjoying it, excelling, and her art and craft Knowledge and the Talents to sing and Love other Children. But there was still something missing.
Sanyu mourned the loss of her family. So we helped her realize that dream too. Mama Africa sponsored visits and phone calls, and Peterson‘s family-support. Our efforts paid off! Sanyu reunited with her mother and brothers. She moved in, contributes emotionally to her household and she beamingly reports her happiness.
Mama Africa always believed in Sanyu and finally she did too.
This is an example of the unique care that Mama Africa provides. Our holistic approach provides a nurturing and spiritual home environment with an emphasis on developing critical self-help and life skills.
This is radical and life changing work. And work that depends on support from people likes you. Will you help Mama Africa’s children with a gift today?
Thank you in advance for your support. Your generosity will allow Straggling Vulnerable, Poor, Sexually abused & street children to break the cycle of cruelty and believe in a hopeful tomorrow. We pray that your journey of faith, forgiveness and reconciliation will be as rewarding as Sanyu’s.
Winnie, Sanyu, Silus & Mother Relatives. Happy to See Sanyu & her Mum
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.
Date: 5th /07/2012Global GivingDear,Friends,On behalf of Mama Africa International Organization I would like to thank you for your generous gift of $4,470.75. Your commitment to helping Send a child to school in Uganda, in our Slum community is sincerely appreciated.Each year Mama Home continues to advance its mission of "Rescue, Love, & Empower" Through our programs Sponsor a child, Briquettes, Mama Tailoring Project we have seen many lives changed for the better.In particular the Sponsor a child has enjoyed great success in the past Months of June. 41 children went off streets of kampala and they are now at school .The goal of Mama Africa organization is to continue to make a difference by becoming sustainable and Improving the Health of the children http://youtu.be/W-4RgHWS5bA . With the help of donations from supporters such as you we will continue to see improvements while Becoming sustainable.Thanks again for your generous support of our efforts to Send a child from a slum to school.May God richly Bless you,Winnie KiwalabyeExecutive Director
Thanks to your support through GlobalGiving we were able to raise $4,470.75 and it has been disbursed! With those funds we are now able to send 41 children to school for six months. We look at this gift as a vote of confidence, and we promise to not let you down. Forty one kids went from spending days on the street to learning to read in the classroom. The community is truly overwhelmed that people, who have never met us, care. Our next goal is to work on becoming a sustainable organization by creating income generation projects. Our goal is to ensure the children are fed, cared for and in school for the entire year. In Uganda, there is no free public school; I was shocked to learn that kids in the U.S. can go to school for free! Without anything to pay Before we received this international support, we were very much just trying to figure out how to get by, day by day. But now we are looking towards the future and sustainability is our number one goal. We have big dreams of how life can be and thanks to your support; those dreams are a bit clearer. As we are in the process of growth at Mama Home, we have been able to acquire 6 beds and 10 mattresses. as the need is still high we came up with “Health Campaign which we named 1 Bed ,1 Mattress and one child please follow this link . http://youtu.be/W-4RgHWS5A Our donation page on Global Giving: http://www.globalgiving.org/projects/support-talent-education-skills-for-50-ugandan-orphans/ is still active, if you know of any friends who would be interested in supporting: And if you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thank you once again. We look forward to sharing the progress of the upcoming months with you! With gratitude, Winnie Kiwalabye
Mama Africa Executive Director
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