Save Uganda Children
Organized by: Serve To Save
Serve To Save via Crowdrise
February 19, 2015
Reports show that in 2009 the death rate of the people in Uganda as a result of HIV/AID related issues was about 0.1% of a population of 35 million. 0.1% turns out to be approximately 64000 people and this number continues to increase every year. Unfortunately, since most of the population deaths are adults, the children are abandoned on the street and or left to live with extended family members. About 15% of the orphans are 0-4 years, 35% are 5-9 years old and 50% are 10-14 years old. Because of malnutrition many children die. Because of extreme poverty most children remain illiterate. Because of the lack of guidance children lose their sense of morality and commit crimes.
Serve To Save envisions putting an end to this calamity from one village to another. Serve To Save was found in 2006 in Masaka, Uganda with the prime focus of helping children affected or infected with HIV/AIDS. Many children’s parents have passed due to various reasons and some may be orphans while others live with extended family members whom do not have the financial means to take care of the children. A team in Uganda wanted to help and made this possible by providing shelter, education, health care and daily essentials to 211 orphans/children in need in Buwunga Village in the Masaka District. They were able to pay for the children’s school tuition where they attended their local schools and also provided their families with food and clothing.
In 2013 because of lack of funds the organization was forced to stop giving care to about 75% of the children. As a result, the team in Uganda decided to partner with a group of philanthropists in the United States to allow the organization to continue to provide funds and proper care to more children.
Our passion is to give Children in Uganda an healthy life and to create a sustainable environment for these children. We strive to make their lives better by providing basic resources such as food, clothing and education.