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Give Hope Ministries

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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Children & Youth, Christianity, Education, Elementary & Secondary Schools, Literacy, Religion

Mission: To provide a sustainable model of care which breaks the cycle of poverty for orphans and families in Busia, Uganda. With community support and profits from our private school, we provide a long-term solution to alleviate poverty for the orphans of Uganda. Profits from paying students’ tuition is reinvested to pay for food, lodging and tuition for orphans who live on campus in small group homes. Our tuition rates are competitive, and families in the community are attracted to the school because we hire the best teachers while providing sustainable, income-generating activities on campus. Our team works with the community to ensure that caregivers can afford tuition. The Give Hope Ministries campus offers entrepreneurship skills which allows students and their families to take ownership, and gain empowerment, by farming the campus land as well as caring for a sustainable livery practice.

Results: Each year, over 280 students receive education and care at Give Hope Ministries. Of those, 20% are orphans who also receive on-going housing and food. Since our conception in 2012, Give Hope Ministries has been able to build a safe school facility – Proverbs Junior School; built a kitchen to feed children and staff several meals per day; provided a well with safe drinking water for the students; and established family housing units for the orphans. The family housing units have a caregiver that provides not only for daily needs, but also serves as critical adult role models to help orphans learn what it means to be a part of a family. Our educational model focuses on the fact that poverty is not a way of life, and demonstrates this through education, skill development and basic needs being met that we are able to break the cycle of poverty. The sustainable model mentioned in our mission description is well established and once the facility is fully completed, this is a model which can be duplicated in other communities, creating a global impact. This impact provides the educational insights that poverty does not need to be the future for anyone if they are given the hope to know otherwise.

Target demographics: Orphans and the community of Busia, Uganda. For future growth, typically poor communities who need assistance learning how to rise out of poverty through education, a clean and safe environment and a holistic teaching/training method. This education and skill development creates the empowerment needed to rise out of poverty, while helping future generations do the same.

Direct beneficiaries per year: 283 Students, local laborers and a portion of the community with clean water source.

Geographic areas served: Busia Uganda at the Proverbs Primary school facility

Programs: Full elementary education allowing for entry into a secondary educational opportunity. Subjects include: reading, mathematics, science and health/hygiene education. Clean water and daily meals so children are not fighting hunger and disease resulting from poor daily diets. Holistic training such a spiritual education to help round out the individual. Vocational training beyond elementary school such as sustainable gardening and economic basics.

Community Stories

11 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Donor

Rating: 5

I am impressed with Give Hope Ministries because it is a wholehearted ministry, addressing the physical, mental, spiritual needs of children. Give Hope is an idea born of and carried out, day in and day out by native Ugandans for Ugandans. Give Hope provides an excellent education with a model that provides for children who otherwise cannot afford an education.
I love children. I love to see them learning and growing and singing and happy. Watching the videos of Give Hope in action at givehopeministries.org and on facebook, I see children that feel cared for and loved, and school and home that is well cared for, too.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I was introduced to Give Hope Ministries earlier this year and have been blown away by the commitment, dedication and hope that they are bringing to families in Uganda. Their team works to provide quality education, meals, housing and direction so that children and families can break out of the cycle of poverty. I feel truly blessed to be able to share in the work which Give Hope Ministries is doing! Job well done!

Donor

Rating: 5

Give Hope Ministries and is outstanding ministry that gives hope and a future to children growing up in difficult circumstances in Uganda. Because of Willy Ouma's heart and vision, GHM is meeting the spiritual, emotion, physical, and educational needs of children in Busia. I am particularly excited about the holistic approach and sustainable model that allows the ministry to provide a variety of services and to enroll children who might not otherwise receive an education. The joy and security of the children is written all over their faces.

Board Member

Rating: 5

I had the opportunity to visit Give Hope in Uganda in the summer of 2018. It is an amazing school with a great mission.
Further, Give Hope's innovative financial model makes it self-sustaining and independent. It is a new and pioneering model for development in emerging economies.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

This past summer I spent an inspiring week volunteering and working with the students and teachers at Give Hope Ministries drawing posters for the walls, painting, delivering school supplies and providing feedback as an educator. It was a blessing to visit!

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Donor

Rating: 5

Meeting Willy Ouma here in PA and seeing how he wants to see change in the life situations of the kids and what you guys are doing in Uganda- Africa, I was inspired a lot. Every kid has a fighting chance to better themselves to become anything they want to be. It does not matter where they are from or the color of their skin, they are the kids of the future. I will donate again because I still belief in what Give Hope Ministries is doing despite all the troubles I have been through, been homeless, sleeping in my car, been addicted to drugs, got myself on my feet now. It's not about me but the kids, the people who have less than I did when I was homeless.

Louis Exterovich

6 Juli Chaney J.

Donor

Rating: 5

I've been friends with Willy Ouma for many years through our connection with Compassion International. He thought about this a lot and developed a great, sustainable model for this ministry that really works. It just takes a little support from all of us to get everything in place needed to minister to so many children. I trust his heart, his integrity, and his strong relationship with the Lord. This ministry is making a huge difference in the lives of many, many children. Willy was a needy child himself who was changed by the support of others, and this is one strong way that he can give back and help children in Uganda who face some of the same trials that he faced as a young boy. I highly recommend this ministry.

3 Deb J.1

Volunteer

Rating: 5

It started with Compassion International. An organization the helps children of all ages, or should I say, birth to 18 years of age and some through college. Compassion sets up sponsorships that allow common people like you & me to select a child or children of our choosing to support.
The funds support allows this child or these children to continue with schooling, Christian training, health care, food supplements, recreational training, athletic participation and protection from crime.
Willy Ouma was one of these children and through Compassion International a wonderful man from my church met and became friends with Willy. Through this friendship we learned of Willy’s goal to return to his home country and start an Orphanage School that would help the children from his home community to learn of Christ and grow in the faith of Jesus, just as Willy has.
It’s through Willy’s faith, courage and dedication that Give Hope Ministries was born. And, with Willy’s fund-raising efforts money was raised and contributors provided to help with the support of this wonderful cause, allowing Willy’s dream to come to life.
As time progressed others were brought on board to help Willy so that his dream could grow.
In 2013 I joined Willy’s team. I’m not someone important but I am someone who sees the blessings of this dream and I work to record funds donated to GHM. I send welcome letters to new contributors, record all their contributions and provide statements that allow the contributors to show the IRS how generous they are in the support of Willy’s dream. And for a time, I sent out all the correspondence updates through mailings, post office and e-mail, that inform each contributor, past and present, of the progress of meeting goals from building construction to chicken rearing. From child enrollment to graduation and everything in between. I continue to record all contributions, I continue to send out thank you cards and provide balance reports to our new finance officer and monitor the GHM media to watch the progress of new classroom construction, digging a new well, delivery of the much needed school bus and other construction, such as, from start to finish, the new kitchen and bathroom facilities.
So, with that being said, I want to say, bring us together is Willy’s doing! Keeping us together is God’s doing! God is watching over the people who make up Give Hope Ministries, from our youngest child to our oldest staff person. A staff of people who not only believe and support Willy but believe in the miracles of Jesus. Our Lord and Saviour.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I met Willy Ouma in 2010. It was quite a coincidence since I had just completed my first fantasy-realism novel called Guardians Of The Innocent. So when a woman walked into my garage sale and engaged in conversation about a young man named Willy Ouma who wanted to be a real GOTI, I was intrigued. I emailed Willy and and he related his sentiments: “I have anger inside me, I hate poverty. I began working hard so when I had children they would not go through what I went through as a child. I developed a passion inside of me to help orphaned children.” And so he did.
Over the years I was amazed at the progress that was made, but most of all are the smiles and pride in the children's faces. Give Hope Ministries gave hope, when there was none.

8 Lorraine Beale A.

Donor

Rating: 5

I have been blessed to be associated with Willy Ouma, founder and force behind Give Hope Ministries (GHM). It is encouraging to see a man with a clear vision from God move forward with faith and integrity to see the budding and blossoming of this wonderful ministry in Busia, Uganda. It has been a joy to watch the growth and impact of GHM, and I expect that, with God's leading and provision, that we will see more lives impacted for the glory of God through all that is happening there.

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Board Member

Rating: 5

Always wanted to be involved with helping change lives. Seeing, meeting and being a part and partner with Give Hope Ministries really let see first hand house just a little is so amplified in Gods hands by Him using our hands. Since being with the Founder from the idea to coming near over 260 children, see these lives change and seeing they dont need to live a life as Orphans in Poverty, it has humbled me in more ways and made me a better person in the meantime. I urge anyone that takes just a little time to explore, read, view, listen and connect with Give Hope Ministries will be like the children, transformed for the better for the rest of their lives, as I have been.