Children’s HopeChest works on four continents in nine countries around the world. Over 17,000 children served every week. Learn more about the countries where we work, the CarePoints we partner with, and the children we serve.
Uganda is a landlocked country located in East Central Africa. Half of the 2.7 million orphans in Uganda have lost their parents due to AIDS, with malaria, dehydration, and respiratory infections being the main causes for deaths in children under the age of 5. Years of conflict between the government and the Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) and other wars between various people groups have left a significant humanitarian crisis with many displaced communities, orphaned children, and vast insecurity. Nearly 25% of the population lives on less than $1.25 per day.
Children’s HopeChest Uganda partners North American communities with various CarePoints of orphaned and vulnerable children throughout the country. Sponsorship helps provide education, nutritional, and basic medical support, along with regular Christian discipleship and mentorship. Many of our established CarePoints have implemented programs (poultry farming, agricultural training, tailoring programs, etc.) to begin making the CarePoints self-sustaining, while teaching children invaluable life skills.
- 37.8 million population
- 1.5 million people with HIV
- 2.7 million orphans
- 39.7% of children married before age 18
- 25.4% child labor
- 24.5% living on less than $1.25 (international poverty line)
- The LRA has abducted more than 25,000 children since 1986.