THE HAVEN HOME
Unlike traditional East African orphanages, which house dozens and even hundreds of children in a single structure, the Sponsorship for Orphans in Uganda Project (SOUP) is committed to building families.
How do we do it?
- By housing a maximum of 8-10 orphans in each individual Haven Home.
- By staffing each Haven Home with a “house mother” who lives with and cares for the children until they turn 18.
Uganda is home to 2. 5 million orphans, and this number is multiplying every day. Like many African countries, Ugandan familial and tribal ties are usually quite strong. However, in areas where AIDS has ripped a hole through generations, these ties have been broken.
Our Haven Homes are for the children that have no one to care for them—not even the traditional support system in village tribes.
The structure of our Haven Homes provides a nurturing environment to minister to each child’s spiritual and emotional needs. Our goal is to help these children build a more promising future while also developing a sense of dignity and self-worth.
These simple homes can redirect the lives of countless orphans in rural Uganda.
The cost of one Haven Home is $6,000—our target amount for this campaign. This money will buys supplies and labor from local residents.
Once the home is built, 8-10 orphans will have a safe place to live. Continued support from our regular donors will then allow us to care for these orphans by providing them with education, food, health care and clothing.
What are you giving? A future full of hope.
What do you get? The satisfaction of knowing that you are making a REAL difference in the lives of children who desperately need a helping hand. We’ll also send you a few tokens of our gratitude that honor your generosity while also spreading the word about SOUP. Check out our gallery for pictures of the perks!
The SOUP provides basic needs such as food, medical care, education, shelter and clothing to children in the village of Isiti, Uganda.
These children live in dire poverty and are dying daily from malnutrition and vaccine-preventable diseases. Most of their parents have died from AIDS, a fate many vulnerable children will share.
Our greatest desire is to give these children an opportunity for a childhood filled with laughter, joy, health, education and full bellies. We also want to provide them with the opportunity to break free from an otherwise inevitable cycle of poverty and watch them grow into change agents and symbols of hope for their fellow Ugandans.
Brin Enterkin was a sophomore at Berry College when a trip to Uganda changed her life. What began as an initiative by a group of idealistic college students has grown into a tax-deductible nonprofit organization with more than 1,800 donors. Together, we are sowing hope into the lives of children with the goal of changing a village, a nation, a continent and our world.
For four years, we have provided:
- Breakfast and lunch for more than 300 children
- Books, mosquito nets, clothing, medical supplies and treatment
- Deworming pills (our kids are now worm free!)
- Wells with fresh, clean water
- A SOUP school that allows the village children to experience excellence in teaching and learning while receiving an education respectful of Ugandan culture.
By providing a healthy and nurturing living environment and leadership skill development, we are empowering these orphans to lives of purpose.
Since its inception, SOUP has spread beyond Berry College and now includes Auburn University. And Valdosta State University. Join the movement today!
TRANSFORM THE LIVES OF ORPHANS
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