Children
 Uganda
Project #23355

House of Hope Orphanage and School

by Grassroots Uganda- Empowering African Women

Summary

House of Hope is a Ugandan orphanage, school, and child empowerment center catering to vulnerable children in Uganda. The children are predominantly orphans, HIV+, abandoned, neglected, or abused children who have been removed from a harmful environment and brought to HOH for safety and love. When possible, children are placed with host families in the community, and HOH caters for all the child's needs such as education, clothing, hygiene, medical, food, emotional, and so forth.
$20,000.00
total goal
$13,605.00
remaining
13
donors
5
monthly donors
1
year

Challenge

HOH currently has about 250 children under the House of Hope Umbrella. When possible, the children are placed with host families so they can grow up in a family environment, while HOH provided their necessities so that the host family can care for the children without being burdened by them, and so that the children receive adequate care. These children need food, education, medical care, clothing, soap, and the basics of every day life on a continuous basis. This all costs money.

Solution

We provide monthly support for House of Hope such that they can cater for and empower their children. By being cared for under the House of Hope Umbrella, children receive education through Primary and Secondary School, they are not dying of treatable illnesses like malaria and typhoid, it prevents girl children from being married off to older men as soon as they start menstruating, it means that the children have a future that is bright, and open.

Long-Term Impact

There are millions of children in Uganda who are denied education, sold as sex workers, die from treatable and preventable diseases, forced into child labor, married off as soon as they reach puberty, the list goes on. While House of Hope cannot help all of them, they are able to help some. And for those children who go through the program, it means the world. It gives them a future.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a Microsoft Word file (projdoc.doc).

Resources

http:/​/​www.ugandagrassroots.org

Organization Information

Grassroots Uganda- Empowering African Women

Location: Mukono - Uganda
Website: http:/​/​www.ugandagrassroots.org
Project Leader:
Lee Koelzer
Mukono, Mukono Uganda

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