Mbale, Eastern Region, Uganda
"When we have no peace, it is because we have forgotten that we belong to one another."- Mother Teresa
St. Kizito Babies Home is a restorative home for orphans and vulnerable children located in Gangma, a small village just outside Mbale Town. Children come to St. Kizito Babies Home after one or both of their parents have died, after being found abandoned, or after a probation officer determines that the child is in need of protection. At the age of 3 years, the child is then resettled with the remaining family or sent for foster care. The Home then monitors the children through home visits. St. Kizito Babies Home is a registered Non-Governmental Organization or NGO.
St. Kizito Babies Home struggles to provide consistent medical care, monitoring of children, and proper nutrition. The main problems are as follows:
Although the Home has received small donations in the past, it is in need of a self sustaining income generating activity to provide consistent care for the children. As a country, we belong to one another. Therefore, we are asking you to join us on the journey to self-sustainability. St. Kizito Babies Home is undertaking a major step in independence by expanding its existing poultry farm. Currently, the poultry farm houses 250 broiler chickens and is mainly used to as a source of protein for the children. In recent months, we have been making the change to commercial poultry farming and we need your help.
In conjunction with Sukali Bistro and Hostel, St. Kizito Babies Home is working to raise 16,800,500 UGX to construct a poultry farm that will hold 1000 chickens. This total includes the cost of production and the cost of construction. The revenue from this farm will drastically improve the lives of the children at St. Kizito Babies Home. It will release the Sisters of Mary Kakamenga from the burden of operating the Home on inconsistent donations from friends both domestic and abroad. And, most of all, it will allow St. Kizito Babies Home to function with pride, knowing that they can provide for the children in its care.
As a "thank you", our donors will receive:
A t-shirt for 100,000 UGX donation
A free meal from Sukali Bistro for a 200,000 UGX donation
Also, to ensure a secure donation, please send money through this akabbo site ONLY.
"Never doubt that a small group of committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has. "-- Margaret Mead
Take a tour of St. Kizito Babies' Home by clicking the link below