Category Archives: Success Stories

TEOPISTA

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TEOPISTA, OUR SOCIAL WORKER, WHO LEAVES A LEGACY OF LOVE “Very hard working and committed” “Very caring and patient.” “A very good listener and encourager.” “Always very concerned and interested in what happened to both our children and us parents.” “A very good communicator.” “She gave quality time to the children.” “She was like a…

Willy finds his future through foster care

It was the day Willy’s father lost his long battle with AIDS. Willy tried to comfort his mother, who collapsed, grief-stricken and hopeless, as they carried her husband’s coffin away.  “I’ll take care of you,” Willy promised, his calm, young voice belying the turmoil he felt inside, as the harsh reality of their situation sank…

Open For Business

Dan was really happy to visit the first OKM-funded shop on his trip to Uganda. One of our goals is to enable families to run income-generating projects that provide training for the children, and funds to meet the needs of the families. Dorothy and Mable, both OKM mothers, are the co-initiators of this new stationery…

A Ray of Hope

Sharon, from the Orphans Know More team, recently received a letter from Uganda. Maureen wrote “When my parents abandoned me I thought the whole world had tumbled down on me.” Thankfully a family was moved by her situation and took her in, giving her a new home. This is one of the families OKM have…

Olivia’s House

For ten years Olivia and her five daughters have lived in the same dilapidate mud hut. Daylight and rain comes through the straw roof. “One night a snake fell through the roof. It landed in the middle of us trying to sleep. It was too dark to see where it went,” she motions to the…