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In 2008, we learned about a devastating effect poverty can have on children and families in Sub-Sahara Africa and around the world. Oftentimes, parents and guardians are forced to give up their guardianship to orphanages simply because they’re unable to provide the most basic needs for their children: food, medical care, and education. Children who have living, healthy family members can and do become poverty orphans overnight. Since learning about this issue, we’ve focused our efforts on developing short-term and long-term solutions for families and, thanks to you, our methods are continuing to evolve for the better. Here’s what we’re doing today to prevent as many children as possible from becoming poverty orphans in Jinja, Uganda.Read the Whole Story
A Letter from Amazima’s Managing Director:
At Amazima, we like to say we hold our mission tightly and our methods loosely. And it’s true. Our mission has never wavered. It remains, “To live out the love of Jesus by educating and empowering the people of Uganda and the communities we serve.”
But over the years, some of our methods have changed for the better. What started as a small Sponsorship Program grew to include discipleship, mentoring, medical care, vocational training and feeding outreaches. What began with Katie “living out the love of Jesus” one person at a time has grown into to a ministry that touches thousands of lives each day.Read the Whole Story
The sky was painted with a mixture of sunrise rays and fog that had settled throughout the valley. A peace took over the land, one that you couldn’t help but notice. It was apparent that after years of preparation, the first to show up on the opening day of the The Amazima School was The Holy Spirit. The day was finally here.Read the Whole Story
It’s official! We’re less than a month out from February 13th–the first day of classes at The Amazima School. As you can imagine, things are crazy busy around here–in the best way. God placed this vision in our hearts years ago and we announced plans in the fall of 2014.
Since then, God has been faithful every step of the way: the funds, the land, the construction, and now… the people. A few days ago a total of 18 house parents, teachers, and their families arrived to Uganda from different parts of the world and saw their new home for the first time.Read the Whole Story