Kelsi's Journey to the Slums of Uganda
Organized by: kelsi weatherby
EVENT DATE Jan 12, 2017
Ever since I was 16 I dreamt of going to the slums of Uganda. The living situations they are in are devastating. Just a few facts for you... 65% of Uganda is illiterate, 90% of the worlds HIV infected children are in Africa. 33 out of 100 people infected with HIV won't live to see their 5th birthday. The villages in Uganda have little to no access to clean water, they have poor hygiene, they are malnourished and have lack of antibiotics and no vaccines. LRA (Lord's Resistance Army) is still active in attacking Uganda and many places in Africa with mutilating, abducting over 30 thousand children to make into child soldiers, raping, burning down villages and schools and more. These facts devastate me. I have always felt that whatever makes your heart break is what your calling should be. I can't even comprehend the living situations people in Uganda live in. But if I could be the smallest bit of light or help in the darkest of times, I will know I did my part. I have been accepted in the International Volunteer Headquarters childcare program in Uganda. I have waited, prepared myself emotionally, spiritually, mentally and physically for this moment and time. I have gone on other mission trips to help myself prepare for the things I am about to see. I have prayed daily for a moment to be used in Uganda. I feel so called to go there. And now is my time. And Gods' time to shine. I will be going with this program to the slums in Uganda in the city of Kampala. I will be helping in the orphanges in the slums providing children with love, care, and basic needs including food and water. I will help deworm children, vaccinate, give vitamins etc. I will also be helping out in the school that was built for these poor villages that allows these children to attend school for free. I will love on the children, feed families, pray with them and more. Most of all I need prayers and support. One huge way you can help me fulfil this mission is to donate. Costs will go to the plane ticket, program costs, transportation, my vaccinations to go to Africa, food, shelter and more. If you could please help by donating $5, $15, $25, $50 or $100, YOU will be the reason these children get a meal for a day, medications for a month or love that last a lifetime. Thank you for your support!