Rafiki Africa Ministries is a non-profit 501©3 based in Uganda. Rafiki Africa Ministries was founded by Joseph and Sara Kiwanuka in 2010 to fill the need of providing a safe home for children that have been abandoned and abused. In Swahili, a language of East Africa, Rafiki means “friend”. ..We focus on supporting & caring for orphaned Children & communities to educational, physical and spiritual for the purpose of impacting their world.. There are over 3 million orphaned children living in Uganda. Many of these children are orphaned by poverty, war, disease, and malnutrition. At Rafiki, the children are spiritually mentored and loved as they grow up. As these children grow older, the hope is for them to become responsible Christians and productive Ugandan citizens. Rafiki Africa Ministries is designed to not only help meet the needs of orphaned and suffering children in Uganda, but transform their lives. Rafiki Children’s Home is a refuge for children that have been abandoned or abused. The Children’s Home is staffed by qualified, caring Ugandans that create a family atmosphere. Believing that every life is priceless, we offer these children treasures that every child should be able to take for granted: such as security, dignity, and love. We believe that every child should have freedom to drift off to sleep at night knowing where their next meal is coming from, knowing someone will always be there for them, and knowing that they are safe from abuse or harm.