Promise Child reaches out to children and their families in four separate locations in Northern Uganda which is one of the poorest places we have ever seen. Most children cannot go to school, get medical treatment, or even eat more than once a day. Promise Child has come alongside these hurting and broken families to provide relief. Your support is helping to provide not only the basic needs of these children such as food, clothing, medical treatment, and an education, but most importantly; a hope that does not disappoint through the love of Christ. We are also providing life saving Malaria medication and mosquito nets for the children and their families. Many of the children who are attending the Calvary Chapel nursery and primary schools are refugees from South Sudan. We have been able to find sponsors for each of the children of these schools.
Promise Child has started a home for street children. Working with the local police department, we have been able to identify children with the greatest needs that are living on the streets of Uganda. We have established separate rehabilitation homes for boys and girls that have caretakers responsible for their education, welfare, and spiritual growth. These children who were once beggars, thieves, prostitutes, and drug addicts are now being renewed into newness of life in Christ. What we have seen since the Promise Child program started in the summer of 2008, is that more people are coming to Christ than ever before. By providing for the basic needs of these hurting families, we have shown them tangible love and the Spirit of God is moving like never before in Uganda.
- In Uganda, 88% of the population lives in poverty
- 90% of children who die do so from preventable Malaria
- 50% of children under the age of 5 are malnourished
- 12% of children do not reach their first birthday
- Uganda has hosted more refugees than any other African country with 1.3 million refugees, primarily from South Sudan and The DRC. The additional mouths to feed have severely strained food resources, while malnutrition and anemia run rampant in refugee settlements.