Women on wheels

Have you discovered The Gift Menu? Some have and kindly purchased Bicycles each costing £55, recently enabling 3 Ugandan women to be a lot more mobile and thus more productive. Aisha and Florence are neighbours. Both are widows. Both have been HIV positive for years but despite their own health struggles they are mothers caring…

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…

Recent Trip to Uganda

In early November 2005, three individuals left from London and Harpenden on behalf of Orphans Know More. Their challenge was to film and capture the essence of a crisis and a story of hope in the midst of it. The destination was Jinja, Uganda and the crisis: what to do with a population swamped by…