Creating a childhood and opportunity for orphans in rural Uganda
Are the Blue House girls safe? YES!
You may have heard about the war in Uganda, Joseph Kony and the Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA). What you should know:
The girls at the Blue House are not in danger.
The war is in northern Uganda, far from Kazo which is in the southwest.
The LRA has been active for 25 years, but in 2006 it was forced to withdraw from Uganda.
This war affects all Ugandans in that it takes valuable resources away from beneficial programs such as health, education, and child welfare.
A Ugandan, the late Beatrice Garubanda, founded Hope Multipurpose, Inc. (HMI) to protect and provide for vulnerable children in rural Uganda, especially those orphaned by AIDS. She wanted to give them a childhood, and hope for a future.
HMI is governed by a board of Ugandan citizens, and supporters in the US including several Ugandan-Americans. The only paid employees, including the director and housemother, are also Ugandans.
The following video (only 3 minutes) tells a powerful story: Why Hope Multipurpose continues Beatrice’s work of empowering girls so they will grow into strong independent adults.
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