The association Another Hope looks after street children and orphans in Uganda. With an orphanage and a chicken farm they establish for them a permanent gateway to a brighter future. Independently, lovingly, and strategically.
The situation: Uganda has been hit hard by several crises. Dictatorships, the war with the neighboring country Tanzania, and recurring civil unrests have for decades been hampering the political and economic development of the East-African country. Over one third of the population live below the poverty line, having at their disposal less than $1.25 per day. The ramifications are hunger and destitution; every sixth child is malnourished.
Moreover, HIV has has wreaked havoc on the people. Though the infection rate has sharply declined during the recent years, from fifteen to seven percent, the struggle is far from over: The deaths of many infected adults have left an estimated two million orphaned children. They are known as the “lost generation,” growing up with no one to care for them and no one covering for their schooling and medical care.
The project: The organization Another Hope Children’s Ministries (AHCM) wants to permanently support the children in Uganda—intellectually and physically. Thus, Another Hope as established the Safe Project near the capital of Kampala. It is a rooming house for children where they are cared for and educated.
Currently, however, Another hope has to rent the accommodation, so that much money has to be expended for the monthly payments. Hence, the organization wants to build their own house, so they can accommodate a greater number of children, save costs, and also use the property for a chicken farm, to ensure long-term financial security for the project.
The goal: Another Hope intends to accommodate at least fifty street children from poor or HIV/AIDS-stricken families on the property by March 2012—in cooperation with their parents or legal guardians. The premises and some materials have already been acquired. What is missing are the 1500 chickens for the farm. Their returns are to permanently cover the costs for care, housing, and education of the children as well as the running costs of the project—an investment into an independent future. Also, Another Hope intends to rely on local suppliers for their housing project, thus stimulating the local economy.