Provide Healthy Meals to Ugandan Children
Help provide nutritious food to orphaned and vulnerable children in Uganda. Due to rising commodity prices in Uganda, the cost of daily meals has increased. You can now provide a healthy and nutritious meal to one child for about $4 per meal. The children supported by Children of Uganda have a simple, but nutritious diet of posho (porridge made with maize), rice and beans, supplemented as available with beef, eggs, vegetables, and fruits.
Uganda is currently home to an estimated 8 million children who are either critically or moderately vulnerable. Approximately 3 million of those children live below the poverty line and 1 out of every 4 households has at least one orphan. Additionally, the country continues to face harsh socio-economic realities due to rising inflation, food shortages and fuel spikes. Back in August 2011, the World Bank reported that Uganda’s price of maize (a main staple food crop) rose a staggering 122%. According to the April Food Price Watch report, the cost of rice in Uganda has also risen 125% between March 2011 and March 2012. As a result, Children of Uganda’s expenses to care for hundreds of orphaned and vulnerable children have drastically increased. With your generous support, these children can receive the proper nutrition they need to grow a healthy body and mind.
About Children of Uganda
Partner since November, 2008
Founded in 1995, Children of Uganda is a registered 501(c)(3) non-profit organization in the United States and a registered non-profit organization in Uganda. The organization has central offices in both countries and works in conjunction with local organizations in Uganda to provide education and support to hundreds of children in need. Funding is derived from individual child sponsorships, as well as grants and donations.
The mission of Children of Uganda is to support and empower hundreds of orphans and vulnerable children in Uganda to lead successful and productive lives. Our vision is that all children in Uganda receive an education to become healthy, productive members of their community who assume leadership roles and positively impact Ugandan society.
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Charles Town, WV 25414