Because Only Together We Can

AWAKENING HOPE, STRENGTHENING HEARTS: OVERCOMING BARRIERS TOGETHER

Our vision is a world without prejudice and discrimination against people with disabilities.

We are focusing on children with a variety of disabilities, from physical to mental, while our others focus is on community care for those in need.

As a Christian organisation, our mission, in addition to charity work, is to spread the gospel.

Matthew, Chapter 25,Vers 40 :

“Jesus says: Truly I say to you, whatever you did to one of these least of these my brothers, you did to me”

 

Meet The Team​

Charles Malunda

My name is Charles Malunda and I come from eastern Uganda.

My wife and I live in Mukono and are blessed with two sons.

My sense of responsibility for disabled and needy children has grown steadily.

People with disabilities are considered a curse in Uganda. Our goal is for people to recognize the value of children with disabilities.

Eva-Maria Wenger

I’ve been in Uganda since 2011. I started as a hotel manager with an international organization.

It was an exciting six years of interesting and successful work. But I wanted to get to know more about the country and its people. After some orientation time, I was able to work with a Korean couple for disabled children in Uganda. My area of responsibility was the district of Mukono.

With the newly founded organisation Pure Hearts & Hope, we are continuing the work we started back then and hope to be able to achieve a lot more with God’s help.

Albrecht and Sabine Schill

We are also from Germany and have been in Uganda since September 2022.

We met Eva-Maria at the beginning of 2023. On that day, one of the regular food distributions to around 400 children from her village Kasaangalabi took place. This touched our hearts and we both had the same desire to support Eva-Maria. After thinking and praying, we then decided to found an NGO with Eva-Maria and Charles and immediately got involved in the ongoing activities.

Projects

01.

— Children's Food Program Friendship Village and Kasangalabi

Procuring food and medicine for the poor and marginalized is a big challenge for us and every little financial support helps the many fates. Despite all the hurdles, food programs are at the top of our list of projects. In my village, about 400 children receive bread rolls and bananas on Mondays and Fridays, and on Saturdays in another project, “Friendship Village”, 400 children also receive bread rolls and bananas. Then there are the children in Good Samaritan, so that we provide food to around 1,200 children every week.

02.

— Monthly feeding program for 100 families with handicapped children in the district Mukono

In many parts of Africa, including Uganda, disability is a stigma that leads to exclusion from the community. That is why. Many people believe that disability is a curse. Anyone who gives birth to a disabled child here is completely on their own. No one will support them. The family and society suddenly distance themselves from you.

Information and education are the most sensible measures to break out of the cycle and therefore the only way to provide support. Through personal attention to affected families and persuasion in their social environment, we want to ensure that they are treated with respect and recognised as equal members of society.

03.

— Children's Food Program Kasangalabi

Procuring food and medicine for the poor and marginalized is a big challenge for us and every little financial support helps the many fates. Despite all the hurdles, food programs are at the top of our list of projects. In my village, about 400 children receive bread rolls and bananas on Mondays and Fridays, and on Saturdays in another project, “Friendship Village”, 400 children also receive bread rolls and bananas. Then there are the children in Good Samaritan, so that we provide food to around 1,200 children every week.

04.

— Good Samaritan Inclusive School

This school is one of the few inclusive schools in the 3,000 km2 Mukono district. Here, 50 disabled and 50 healthy children live and learn together.

The problem is that many parents of healthy children do not want their children to grow up and learn together with disabled children. A lot of work still needs to be done to ensure that the recognition of disabled children becomes the norm.

In addition to all the difficulties, parents of both healthy and disabled children have little opportunity to pay school fees.

What we are doing is helping to upgrade the school by providing financial support to ensure that food, clothing and medical care are provided and that teachers are well paid.We trust that step by step we will be able to give more children this opportunity.

How to help

Your support is invaluable in enabling us to fulfill our mission of serving vulnerable and disabled individuals in Uganda. There are several ways you can make a difference and contribute to our cause:

Donate

SPONSORSHIP GOOD SAMARITAN

Volunteer

VOLUNTEERING PROGRAMME (in preparation)

Spread Awareness

SUPPORT PROGRAMS FOR FAMILIES (Food and Medical support, Emergency help)