Heal & Empower Sexually Exploited Girls in Uganda

by Zion Project
Sep 18, 2011

There Is No Place Like Home

Our New Home
Our New Home

The Facts

  • 2.5 million women and girls are currently forced into sexual exploitation.
  • The average age a female becomes a prostitute is 14 years old. 

Here at Zion Project, our approach to ending this tragedy is rescue and prevention. By bringing our young girls into a loving home, we are ending the cycle of prostitution in their families and we are keeping them safe from further abuse. Here in Uganda, we are not just an organization, we are a family. And as part of our commitment to our kids, we think they should have the best childhood possible.

Just this month, we moved our 16 girls, and a ton of bunk beds into our new home which provides more space for them to run around in, a bigger yard for playing, and opens up spots for 4 more girls to join us. They are pretty stoked about their new home. We also hired a new Rescue Home Manager named Carol, who is just the perfect person to love on and encourage our girls' self esteem.

Our newest girls finished their first term in school. It is unbelievable that at age 10 and 11 some of these precious ones had never been to school or learned the joy of education. But now they do thanks to you! All our girls passed well and we have high hopes for their future, and continue to do daily tutoring to ensure that they have access to the best opportunities in Uganda. We are excited to see little ones like Mercy be able to write sentences and read out loud to her peers.

Our Imani women who have come out of prostitution, have been honing their skills daily and have now moved onto making school uniforms which will provide them with the income they need to feed and care for their children. We now have the pleasure of listening to over 30 little voices singing each morning in our Nursery School and feel overjoyed that we are able to educate them at their most pivotal point of development.

We can't thank you enough for all the contributions you have made which make this work possible.

Please continue to share with others about the difference you are making in the lives of women and children in Uganda.

Together we can change the world. One life at a time.

With much hope, Sarita

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Organization Information

Zion Project

Location: QUINQUE, VA - USA
Website: http:/​/​www.zionproject.org
Zion Project
Project Leader:
Sarita Hartz
Quinque, VA United States

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