Life is extremely difficult for children who have been orphaned in Uganda. Part of Sub Saharan Africa, Uganda shares the issues that all of the other countries in that region face. In addition to extreme poverty and high incidences of malaria and AIDS, there is the ever-looming history of conflict in this part of Africa. The country has experienced hardship in the past as thousands of children left their families to avoid abduction and recruitment into the Lord’s Resistance Army, acquiring for themselves the title of “Night Commuters.” Despite Uganda’s history and extreme improvements over the years, Uganda still faces an orphan crisis. There is still an estimated 3.5 million children in Uganda who were orphaned due to either AIDS or violence. These children, at no fault of their own, face discrimination and are often marginalized because of the culture’s stigma that blames AIDS orphans of committing witchcraft or sorcery. Many live in extreme poverty, and as a result, many children are abandoned or are forced to work. Orphaned and abandoned children are extremely vulnerable to dangers such as trafficking, child labor, and abuse. These children rely on homes such as Born Like Others for immediate relief from the harsh realities they would otherwise face.
Faith babies home is a Ugandan founded organization that addresses the issues associated with the orphan crisis in their community through a children’s home and the provision of school fees, and family services.
Children are referred to this home for many reasons, including death of both parents, abandonment, and rescued from abuse, trafficking and forced child labor. With loving staff, Faith Babies is a refuge for the most vulnerable children in Uganda.
Currently, Faith Babies offers three layers of orphan care support for the community in Iganga. These programs include caring for orphaned and vulnerable children through their established children’s home, orphan prevention through a job program for at risk families and family support for reunified families.
Serving Orphans Worldwide travels to every orphanage we partner with to ensure needs are legitimate and 100% of funds distributed goes to the livelihood of the children.