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General FAQs

Does Amazima have an orphanage in Uganda?

Amazima does not have an orphanage. Our ministry focuses on coming alongside families in order to prevent children from becoming orphans. Oftentimes parents/guardians are forced to send children to an orphanage because they aren’t able to provide for their basic needs. Your partnership removes the heavy burden of tuition costs, daily meals, and medical care from parents/guardians and allows families to stay intact.

Can I write a letter to the children Amazima serves?

Yes. Children in Uganda love to receive mail from westerners. Please address your letter to “Dear Friends” as we cannot give your letter to a specific child, but will give it to a child that needs a little extra encouragement. Children in Uganda love to hear about your life, how you heard about Amazima and your prayers for the children in Uganda and the children in our outreaches. You may mail letters to our Stateside office at:

Amazima Ministries
P.O. BOX 682521
Franklin, TN 37068

Letters are bundled and sent to Uganda several times each year. Please send only a letter and/or photo.

Can I visit Amazima in Uganda?

Yes! We’re accepting visitors at The Amazima School on the first and third Thursday of every month. If you would like to visit us in Uganda, please complete the visit request form and an Amazima team member will contact you once we receive your completed request. We are humbled and grateful for your interest in Amazima and we look forward to seeing you in Uganda!

I signed up to be a monthly partner, when does my commitment end?

Your monthly partnership with Amazima will continue monthly until you contact us and let us know you’d like to make a change to your gift amount, frequency, or partnership. You can contact us by emailing scholarship@amazima.org or calling 615-656-5355.

Is Amazima a non-profit organization?

Yes. In 2008 Katie Davis established Amazima Ministries International as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization and your donation is tax-deductible to the fullest extent the law allows.

I have more questions about Amazima. How do I get those answered?

For further questions about Amazima Ministries, you can email us at thetruth@amazima.org and we will be in touch as soon as possible.

Scholarship Program FAQs

You can click here and give a one-time donation of $300 or set up a recurring donation of $25 per month. If you prefer, you may mail a check to us at: Amazima Ministries, PO Box 682521, Franklin, TN 37068-2521.

What will I receive?

You will receive a welcome packet in the mail that includes more information about the impact of your partnership, and a prayer card that highlights a child whose life is being changed because of your investment. You will also begin receiving an exclusive email update every month that highlights one of the students who is being impacted by your partnership.

When will I receive my welcome packet?

Welcome packets are mailed from our stateside office within 2-4 weeks of your first donation via USPS. If you do not receive your packet within one month of your first gift, please contact us.

Will my monthly gift be for a single child or shared among several?

Amazima offers a “pooled” scholarship approach rather than a one-to-one model. The Scholarship Program is set up so that all gifts given are pooled together and distributed to over 600 students who have varying medical and tuition costs.

When does my commitment end?

Your monthly partnership with Amazima will continue monthly until you contact us and let us know you’d like to make a change to your gift amount, frequency, or partnership. You can contact us by emailing scholarship@amazima.org or calling 615-656-5355.

Who/what is a spotlighted child?

A spotlighted child is a child in the Amazima program whom our team in Uganda has chosen to introduce to you. These children range in age and have unique stories to share. Our hope is that our friends around the world will connect with our Ugandan friends more deeply as you learn about their daily lives. Allowing our in-country team to select these spotlighted stories empowers them to be a part of Amazima globally as they share with you the children that have touched their hearts. So, not only are you connecting with these spotlighted children but also with the hearts of our staff.

Can I write a letter to a child in the scholarship program?

Yes. Children in Uganda love to receive mail from westerners. Please address your letter to “Dear Friends,” – we cannot give your letter to a specific child but will give it to a child that needs a little extra encouragement. Because we can’t predetermine who your letter will go to, keep it general. Children in Uganda love to hear about your life, how you heard about Amazima and your prayers for the children in Uganda and the children in our program. You may mail letters to our Stateside office at:

Amazima Ministries
P.O. BOX 682521
Franklin, TN 37068

Letters are bundled and sent to Uganda several times each year. Please send only a letter and/or photo.

Can I visit?

Yes! We’re accepting visitors at The Amazima School on the first and third Thursday of every month. If you would like to visit us in Uganda, please complete the visit request form and an Amazima team member will contact you once we receive your completed request. We are humbled and grateful for your interest in Amazima and we look forward to seeing you in Uganda!

What if I don’t have email?

You will receive a welcome packet in the mail when you join the new program and annually upon renewal. We do not mail copies of the monthly email updates at this time, but hope to begin mailing quarterly updates soon.

So, is the child I received a photo and bio of “my” child?

Everyone who partners with our scholarship program during the same week will receive information on the same spotlighted child. This child is representative of the more than 600 children your partnership benefits!

What happens if you get enough partners to cover the expenses for over 600 children in your program? Is your program cap 600 children or will you be adding more?

The cost of schooling in Uganda increases exponentially as students continue further down their educational path. Costs from primary to secondary can be as much as triple at some of the schools our children attend. Post-secondary only sees a greater increase. As an organization, we commit to supporting our students through university or vocational school, if they should choose that path. Therefore, a portion of each dollar is saved to cover the increased expense as the children in our program get older and further in their schooling.

We do not have a cap on our program. We are excited about the potential this new program has to make the logistical process of adding children much more manageable both in Uganda and Stateside. We will consistently be in prayer and will be obedient to the direction that God provides about the growth of the scholarship program.

I have more questions about the Scholarship Program. How do I get those answered?

For further questions about our scholarship program, you can email us at scholarship@amazima.org and we will be in touch as soon as possible.

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