Who is Watoto?

WatotoWatoto brings hope and healing to vulnerable women and children in Uganda and South Sudan.

Their three ‘villages’ across Uganda, are a safe place where orphaned children can experience the love of a family, access medical care and are empowered to live a full life; housing and educating up to 3000 children each.

8 children and 1 mama live in 3-bedroom homes set in beautiful, landscaped grounds in each village.

This is their family unit until the children are ready to become independent.

Watoto Neighbourhood program empowers women to care for their family.

The harsh reality is that many women in Africa have been left to bear the brunt of war, poverty and disease. Millions of our sisters have been abandoned and robbed of all dignity. Uneducated and unemployable, they are left to suffer alone.

WatotoThe Neighbourhood Mothers program supports Uganda and South Sudanese women who are caring for children in extreme circumstances. Many of whom are HIV+ and victims of abuse.

Watoto endeavour to restore dignity to these women, providing food, clothing, shelter and medical care, HIV/AIDS care.

Through adult literacy classes, discipleship, business skills training and micro loans, these mothers are empowered to earn a living and break the cycle of vulnerability.

Throughout Covid-19 restrictions they continue to support Neighbourhood Mothers and children living in their villages.

Why are we partnering?

In the words of Vivien, one of the program graduates, “Watoto is a place where vulnerable women are redeemed.” The program empowers women by teaching them to read, write, care for their children and a practical skill to enable them to earn a living.

All of these things restore her dignity.

Watoto Living Hope

Having visited Kampala and met with the leadership and toured their facilities, we are thoroughly impressed with their professionalism, integrity and ability to deliver high quality care for the vulnerable in Uganda.

We also had the privilege of meeting some of the women who have just joined the program, in their homes, and seeing first-hand the poverty they are trying to break free from.

Through the Watoto Neighbourhood program we have supported 21 mothers.

How can you help?

Help these children and families thrive by providing ongoing support for Watoto’s programs.

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