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Causes: Children & Youth, Children & Youth Services, Education, Primary & Elementary Schools

Mission: Show Mercy International’s mission is to MOBILIZE, INSPIRE and EMPOWER individuals all over the world to live life on purpose while reaching out in love. Through short and long term mission opportunities, teams have the opportunity to demonstrate love to the orphaned, abused and abandoned children Show Mercy cares for in Uganda. Show Mercy works on the ground providing direct assistance that helps children, families and communities in Uganda reach their full potential in life!

Results: Thousands have been impacted by the work of Show Mercy. Our medical clinic serves hundreds of people a month, and our outreaches reach many people in over 5 villages. We had over 200 team members come on a SMI Missions Trips last year from 16 different countries!

Target demographics: mobilize, inspire, and empower people to live on purpose while reaching out in love.

Direct beneficiaries per year: 350 orphaned/vulnerable children, 15 elderly, 200+missions team members, thousands of people in our local community.

Geographic areas served: Uganda, Africa

Programs: orphan care, elderly care, village empowerment, leadership training, prison and hospital ministry, Show Mercy medical clinic, clean water wells, and more!

Community Stories

39 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

bethanyleigh17

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I am currently working with Show Mercy in Uganda, Africa. I want to encourage anyone looking for a life-changing missions experience to join us with Show Mercy in Uganda. We are currently looking for medical professionals to join us for an upcoming medical mission. Please prayerfully consider joining us this September! Last year we treated nearly 600 patients in three different villages. Visit www.showmercy.org for more information!

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

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!

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

You often hear and see the stories of foreign missions and think, "does the money really help?" Or "do the kids really receive the help?" I want to first hand tell you a huge YES! I went on my first of many more trips to come with Show Mercy and Will tell you, I have never in my life seen a more God centered, well oiled, organized, and successfully functioning ministry as our team experienced in Uganda! My heart and view of foreign missions has forever been changed and more excited than ever before! If you've ever wondered what living on purpose looked in real time, check out show mercy, you won't be sorry!

General Member of the Public

Rating: 1

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?

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showmercy 06/14/2017

We are so sorry to hear of your negative feelings towards our organization. We truly value and love our employees and agree that their contributions are key to our success. We provide them all with very competitive salaries based on the Ugandan market, free housing, all of their meals every day of the week, health coverage for themselves and their families, school fees for many of our employee's kids, paid time off and a very good, loving work environment. For the past 15 years, we have helped hundreds of children with hundreds of thousands of dollars of direct support every year. God bless you.

2 Donna256

Donor

Rating: 5

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?!?

2 Jeff126

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

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!!!

1 Rob_57

Donor

Rating: 5

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.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

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!

1 Rebecca126

Volunteer

Rating: 5

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!

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

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!

1 Tammy130

Volunteer

Rating: 5

The short term trip I was part of was an amazing experience. The staff is awesome and truly love their jobs.

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Donor

Rating: 5

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!!