Partner: RWC - Children's Trust
Mbarara Street Kid's Education & Accommodation Projects
Willy Tumwine, himself a street kid as a child, rescues vulnerable children who are placed in a secure safe place and with the support of child sponsorship, are afforded the opportunity to be educated, or start a small business.
Child Education & AIDS Widow Sponsorship/Small Business
Nearly 100 children are sponsored by generous caring Australians, giving those children their most basic needs and a placement in a HOPE School. AIDS and war widows are also sponsored, firstly to meet emergency needs, then accommodation and finally securing a small business start up, so they can eventually achieve self reliance and dignity.
Mbarara Women's Health & HOPE Project
This group of widows produces crafts, beads and items that are brought back to Australia for sale at Jambo Sana. The funds are returned to the women's group for distribution to the ladies, for lifting their quality of life, paying children's school fees, medical care, rent and clothing.
Nakivale Refugee HOPE Women's Association
These courageous women who have fled war, make paper beads which are also sold in Australia in our shop, with the funds returning to the refugee settlement to help meet the needs of the women and their children.
HOPE Nursery & Primary Schools
AHI has funded the construction of 6 HOPE Schools with this partner. They are in Nakivale Refugee Camp, Kitokye Village and Mbarara, with a total of 1200 needy children.
Mbarara Agricultural & Forestry Project
AHI has secured 40 acres of land 6 kms from Mbarara and although some farming has been done here, more funds and better management will help this project along more productively. Having grown a trial plot, we are currently waiting for funds to come in for establishing a Eucalyptus forest on a larger scale to generate longer term income for helping our HOPE Schools realise self sustainability.
RWC - Children's Trust Directors
Willy and Anne Tumwine, Mbarara, Uganda.