This organization treats their local employees terribly and is very irresponsible with the donations they receive! They could not offer any of the services that they do without local Ugandan staff who are passionate about caring for children. Yet the local staff is paid a disgraceful salary despite being highly qualified and hard working. And what's more, staff are ignored or fired if they try to stand up for themselves. All these volunteers have such great experiences because the local staff is being exploited. Before you donate or participate in any way, please ask them for financial accountability: how much of their budget goes to paying school fees? to the medical center? to paying their American staff? to paying the Ugandan staff?
My daughter's life was changed after encountering this amazing group of people ministering in Uganda. As a sponsor of orphans and widows, I feel so connected with their positive and relevant programs. My favorite pictures are of the volunteers loving on the kids. The most special moment was seeing a young girl with the sewing machine my daughter donated as a part of her Christmas present. Imagine American teens asking for things like that for someone else instead of the latest in electronics for themselves?!?
My wife and I took our team to Show Mercy last summer. What a wonderful experience!! We had been on several trips to Uganda but the experience at Show Mercy was truly one of the best! Their partnership with the local community is phenomenal. The pairing of ministry staff with social workers is the most effective partnership! Wonderful staff, great leadership, and hearts for the wonderful people of Uganda!!!
Show Mercy is an incredible organization led by passionate founders. The clarity of and commitment to their mission is unwavering. I've seen firsthand the impact they are having in Uganda and in the lives of the volunteers and donors.
I participated in a 3 week long mission trip with Show Mercy in July 2014 and it surpassed all of my expectations. Show Mercy offered a safe and loving place to stay while in Uganda. The trip was well organized and offered a variety of outreaches including hospital visits, village outreaches, teaching English to local children, etc. The outreaches challenged me to get out of my comfort zone and my faith grew tremendously because of it. I'd highly recommend Show Mercy to anyone looking for short or long term missionary opportunities!
I have been to Uganda 3 times with Show Mercy International! SMI is an amazing organization who is doing great things for the people of Uganda. I would highly recommend traveling to Uganda with them or joining them by sponsoring a child or elder!
I've been overseas in Uganda with Show Mercy twice. I felt really valued by SMI staff as I sorted out the details of my first trip to Africa. They were helpful in answering my questions and easing my fears of going overseas.
I trust Show Mercy and appreciate how they value the people of Uganda as well as those who are stateside supporting them. SMI operates with integrity and is a trusted nonprofit. The information on their website is accurate, the pictures are real, and mission is being lived out!
A trip to Uganda with Show Mercy will change your life forever.... I'm just one example of that! I have nothing but positive things to say about Show Mercy!
I have traveled to Uganda with SMI 6 times over the past 3 years. I have loved seeing their staff and ministry grow to reach more people in Uganda. It is amazing to see that impact that has taken place! Join SMI on a trip to Uganda and your life will be forever changed!
I have been actively involved with SMI over the past 2 years, and I absolutely love it. They are great stewards of what God has given them, and they are doing incredible things in the lives of so many in Uganda.
The short term trip I was part of was an amazing experience. The staff is awesome and truly love their jobs.
This is an organization that you can trust. You get regular reports of where your donations are going and who they are benefiting. Great organization!!