Edith's Hope has two branches that work to support oprhaned
children in the Kumi District of Uganda.
the Child headed
We work alongside more than 350 children orphaned by HIV/AIDS in the community of Ngora, a small town in the Kumi District of Uganda. We support orphaned families from their moment of need, providing short term, immediate care and enrolling them into a long term programme providing education, resources and structure to enable them to live sustainably and independently. We care for families through our three projects: Child Headed Families, Vocational School and Business + Buildings.
In order to support these two vital projects we have developed three businesses, the profits from which go back into the work of Edith’s Hope in Uganda.
We have built a guesthouse in Ngora – Traveller’s Rest – that provides a high standard of accommodation for those visiting the region. We have also developed a community store – Mango View – providing supplies to local residents. Finally, we have four residential lets, providing much needed affordable housing whilst also generating an income.
As well as providing financial support to other aspects of Edith’s Hope’s work, these businesses create jobs and pay wages, making a positive contribution to the local economy.
We currently raise 5% of our operating costs from our businesses, and want to see this grow to 20% by 2024.