Known as “The Pearl of Africa,” Uganda is home to beautiful Lake Victoria and just under 40 million people. Twenty years of conflict with the Lord’s Resistance Army and a decades-long battle with AIDS have left the country struggling, contributing to its ranking as number 163 out of 188 on the Human Development Index. In addition, many of the children in Uganda suffer from malnourishment and the country has a high child mortality rate. Wars in neighboring South Sudan and the DRC have forced over 1.3 million refugees into Uganda, putting strain on an already struggling nation.
Still, the people of Uganda are welcoming and hospitable, supporting the refugees as best they can while striving to improve living conditions across the country. In Uganda, The Lulu Tree focuses on reaching vulnerable families through the local church—providing microloans that allow families to care for their own, supporting pastor development, and reaching thousands of women through Mama Kit outreaches that help prevent maternal and infant death. The School of Hope is home to teenage mothers, offering safe haven and an education to a demographic that suffers from abuse and isolation as well as being barred from finishing their education.
In partnership with local churches, hundreds of mama kits and reusable pads (both sewn and packaged by our mamas in Uganda) have been distributed in an effort to both save newborns and redeem the lives of teen girls, as well as to share the Gospel message. For more info on the mama kit ministry, please go here. To learn about how to provide hygiene kits, please go here.
Through Truth Centered Transformation training, over 100 pastors are being equipped to lead their communities out of poverty. To learn more, please go here.
With the help of local pastors, we are equipping 22 teen mothers to care for their babies and return to school. To learn more about the dorms in Namagera Village, the mothers’ passion for Christ, and their determination to persevere against prejudice as they’re re-integrated into a local school, please go here.
Working with single mothers and families in the slums and villages of Uganda, The Lulu Tree provides microloans through the local church for those seeking to support their families through establishing a small business. To learn more about our program please go here.
The Lulu Tree equips pastors and elders to care for vulnerable children in their community by providing them with tools to host monthly outreaches. These outreaches not only provide a much-needed meal, but a gospel message. To learn more, please go here.
Churches Caring for the Elderly
The Lulu Tree equips pastors and elders to care for the elderly in their community by providing them with tools to host monthly outreaches to jajjas (grandmothers/fathers). These outreaches not only offer a meal but a gospel message. To learn more please go here.