Friendship Village was founded in 2004 through the US organization Beads for Life. To date, 133 houses have been built for HIV infected women. All members of this Village are enrolled for free treatment and for the Beads for life program which is a six month training in bead making and providing raw materals to make the beads. but the contract for Beads for Life program which brought the bead work in bluk expired in 2013.
Challenging times in the village ! The emerging challenge of a lack of a stable source of income may only make these members desperate to resort to whatever means to get food.
We can’t end hunger but relieve the circumstances. In Uganda, the poorest who are prone to unhealthy diets or days without food, are deprived of nutritional education. Having food at school every day can mean not only better nutrition and good health, but also increased access to and achievement in education. It is also a strong incentive to consistently send children to school.
Since 2015, we have been serving the children at Friendship Junior School by donating every day a nutritious breakfast and lunch meal.
Family Food Program
During our regular programs, we identified many families who have no income but need to feed up to 10 children. Added to that, they have to fight diseases like HIV, Malaria and others.
Our monthly food program for10 families is a drop in the ocean but with your donation we can extend this program.
Uganda is effected by a persistent nutritional crisis.
The child and infant mortality remains high. Besides poverty another reason is that Uganda has one of the highest birth rates in the world. For fear of the costs, parents bring their sick children to a clinic very late. Harmless illnesses are often fatal. Children are affected, because many of them are severely malnourished and have hardly any defenses.
Medical Mission teams from South Korea for the past 12 years gave their testimonies. “We’ve been coming to Uganda for Medical Mission for the past 12 years, but had never treated this many patients. This was the first time where we treated over 2000 patients over 4 days.” We believe that God has heard the cries of his people who suffer amidst poor and diseased environments in Uganda.
Particularly hard-hit are marginalized groups such as disabled persons, children and adults. With our “Sharing Wheelchairs of Love” program we can make life of the affected people and families easier.