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Ugandan Lambs Association USA

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Causes: Philanthropy

Mission: The meet the physical, education, and spiritual needs of orphaned and AIDS/HIV children living in Uganda. Through our sponsorship program we are able to provide the children with a safe, nurturing environment, facilitate their education, guide their spiritual growth, monitor their health and obtain appropriate medical treatment when required.

Results: Ugandan Lambs USA was founded in 2009 and has had several children complete technical training and obtain jobs in their chosen fields (cosmetology, hotel/restaurant management, plumbing, masonry, auto mechanics and construction) . Additionally, 1 child received exploratory surgery in 2012 and has recently completed school and been accepted into the school of Pharmacy beginning Fall 2013. A house has been completed in Namugongo to replace the previous home that was extremely dilapidated. 90 acres of undeveloped land has been purchased for future expansion and construction of a church, school, medical clinic, and dormitories.

Target demographics: Orphaned children

Geographic areas served: Kayunga and Namugongo, Uganda, East Africa

Programs: We provide physical, educational and spiritual care for 72 (January 2013) children who have been orphaned primarily by AIDS/HIV. Three children are HIV positive and receiving ongoing medical treatment. One child has Down's syndrome and is attending special education classes. Another child has cerebral palsy, requires total care and is confined to a wheelchair.

Community Stories

33 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Former staff

Rating: 5

With this organisation I managed to hit my future and prior to this , I had lost totally lost n I could not figure out how my future would be . But because of this organisation of God' s I managed at least to hit a point where the world can recorgnise as a person as you can see me here in this photo am an output of Ugandan lambs association n I love u all members of this family God bless u all

Volunteer

Rating: 4

As a volunteer for ULA, I am impressed by the spiritual training the children receive and the dedication of the founders and Board of Directors. They have made numerous improvements in the organization over the past year that have streamlined operations and allowed most of the donated funds to be used for programs directly impacting the children.

Board Member

Rating: 5

After attending a fund-raiser in early 2014, my husband and I began sponsoring a 13-year old AIDS orphan. In August of that year, my husband went to Uganda with a Ugandan Lambs Assn USA team to visit the children in their environment and work on some of the facilities projects. He was struck by the quality of care the children receive, physically, educationally, emotionally and spiritually. The "Lambs" are thriving and growing into productive young men and women who are being empowered to give back to their native land, and in some cases, to the Ugandan Lambs organization. So impressed was he both by the needs and the quality care, that he accepted a position on the board of directors. This year, I also was invited and accepted a position on the board. We are committed to serving as long as we are able, to ensure that the organization survives and thrives into the future.

Shannon98

Volunteer

Rating: 5

The amount of love this organization has towards the children of Uganda is outstanding. You can tell that every person is very dedicated and committed to making a difference for these children. Well worth the investment!

Volunteer

Rating: 4

Ugandan Lambs supports over 70 children in Uganda who would have no hope without the physical, spiritual, and educational support of this nonprofit. The entire organization is volunteer run which allows almost all donations to be used for programs that directly impact the children. have supported children through ULA for over 14 years and have spend numerous hours as a volunteer (including 4 -5 trips to Uganda to minister to the children).

Donor

Rating: 5

Ugandan Lambs is a great group to belong to and get involved with. Not only you can personally get to know the founders, Sam and Ruth, and help with a great cause, but you are meeting a great need in helping young people get a good education and spiritual help. This is such a step up for these kids who other wise wouldn't have a chance to better themselves because of losing their family through AIDS.
So many nonprofit groups are misusing the system and scamming people. But Sam and his wife, Ruth, are such dear people with a real heart to help these kids. After many years of hardships, things are coming together.
Rick and Nancy Blake

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Donor

Rating: 5

Ugandan Lambs doesn't just write about problems. They don't just gather money and send it off. Ugandan Lambs takes action on the ground, in Uganda, improving the lives of many needy individuals, families, and communities. I like private charities. They provide the most supportive and effective bang for the buck. Sam and Ruth Sebabi exemplify what is good about private charity. They are big-hearted and driven to fix problems. Big organizations and governments have their role, but small private charities focus in and fulfill needs. Three cheers to Ugandan Lambs. May they carry on in helping those in need in finding hope, increasing prosperity, and success.

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Donor

Rating: 4

This charitable organization does an outstanding job. Sam Sebabi, his wife Ruth, and all of the caring volulnteers who support the Ugandan Lambs provide a nurturing, Christian environment for oorphans in Uganda. They support all of their needs including an excelelnt education. In reading through the other reviews I must say that I am even more impressed by the care that the founders take in keeping the administrative costs so low, insuring that almost all of the donations go to the orphaned children.

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Donor

Rating: 4

This charity is doing great work that has a meaningful impact on the lives of children and the community in which they live. They have a focused mission that uses money in a way that I would use it with my own children. Ugandan Lambs is equipping their children so they have the tools to succeed and contribute to their community well into the future. Their philosophy of establishing a solid foundation for these children to be able to build on is meaningful, effective, and lasting. This is the type of change for good that i can feel good about supporting.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

The Ugandan Lambs Association (uLA) has an unquestionably positive and life-saving effect on the orphans who are part of ULA. The love and commitment of the founders and team members is clear; and I can see that each child has their needs met and also feels loved and cared for. This is an organization that I am so impressed with, and it is a blessing to see the great work that it is doing.

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Board Member

Rating: 4

We are writing this as a team because we started this organization at a team. Starting this organization has been the most rewarding thing we have ever done. We have experienced the high and the lows. Ugandan Lambs Association USA exist today because of the people's generosity with their money and time. The real heroes of the Ugandan Lambs Association USA story, are the sponsors, donors, and volunteers who have provided the resources to help the children whom they probably will never meet. Because of their donations we have children who are dreaming of a bright future. There are no longer hopeless, they are dreaming of becoming Pastors, Doctors, Nurses, Lawyers and Auto Mechanics. Lastly, we are glad that God chose us to participate in this success story.

Sam & Ruth

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

Ugandan Lambs Association USA was formed because of a child who is no longer with us asked me a question, when I went to visit him on his death bed dying from HIV/AIDS. “What is going to happen to me”? Without even thinking I replied, “I will take care of you”. Thus the birth of Ugandan Lambs Association USA. Today there are 70 children under Ugandan Lambs Association USA care. If I can summarize the feelings of everybody involved in Ugandan Lambs Association USA would be, “We Care”.
Ugandan Lambs Association USA is a non-profit organization that cares for orphaned and HIV/AIDS children in Uganda, East Africa. The stories of orphans and HIV/AIDS are all tragedies from the moment they first receive that unwanted label of orphan and HIV/AIDS.
For the vast majority of the children there is no way to change that reality without direct and intentional intervention of others. That is what Ugandan Lambs Association USA is doing – intervening to rewrite the stories of the children in our care. Where the future once held abject poverty, inevitable abuse (physical and sexual) and despair, Ugandan Lambs Association USAS is bringing possibilities and a future filled with Hope.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

Uganda lambs is a great charity that has blessed many through it's acts. It has touched and changed many lives including me. I have started to volunteer and have witnessed the hard work and great deeds that this organization does to give the best opportunities for those less fortunate.

3 Craig22

Donor

Rating: 4

This is a wonderful organization. Although not serving in the capacity as a volunteer anymore, I've changed my status from a non-donor volunteer to becoming a monthly donor. Although a small organization in size, they are doing large things with the orphaned children in a warm, nurturing, caring, and Christian environment. Presently I'm supporting them with General Administration and other expenses since they absorb a lot of costs with this general category such as travel, illnesses, building improvements on the children's residences, and on and on. Excellent fiscal responsibility. When I first evaluated this organization in agreeing to volunteer, I needed to know how they handled the percentage of money going directly to the children. They are close to 95-98%. In fairness to other non-profits, this organization is still growing and this percentage could change, but I know the founder's heart, Sam and all the wonderful volunteers involved so I know they will always strive to keep their admin costs low!

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

After reviewing several organizations where I might volunteer my marketing skills, I chose Ugandan Lambs Association (ULA) USA to volunteer my time and skills. What impresses me are the hearts and passions of the founder, the board members and other volunteers who pour their time and efforts into Ugandan Lambs Association to help meet the physical, educational, and spiritual needs of orphaned and AIDS/HIV children living in Uganda. The second thing that impresses me is the high percentage of monies distributed directly to the children. There are no rich CEO's benefiting from entrusted funds or any misappropriation of entrusted funds or expensive marketing programs with a low return on investment. Finally, I'm impressed with the children themselves. It is very obvious that the children are being well-taken care of through the ULA sponsorship program and there are many success stories of graduates who are in the process of becoming the future leaders of Uganda.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

My wife and I started supporting Ugandan Lambs Association (ULA) about 18 months ago. We have been very impressed with the quality of the leadership and their dedication to the children (Lambs) in the program. ULA has established a way for us to communicate with our Lambs by both letter and email. Our Children have also written us letters and sent pictures. We also get to see their report cards and can encourage them about school.

The ULA program is very special and we are glad to be sponsors and volunteers.

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Donor

Rating: 5

My wife and I have the privilege of supporting Christopher Mujabi, a 12 year old boy whose parents died of AIDs when he was quite young. Ugandan Lambs opened up this possibility to us and the fact that the organization is small and very transparent gave us confidence that the money we send goes to Christopher's support and not supporting an "organization". This year I was able to travel to Uganda and meet Christopher along with all the other 72 children currently being fed, clothed, housed and educated thru the efforts of Ugandan Lambs. I know the founders and have recently been asked to be on their board of directors. If you have a desire to help someone in need I can say without qualification that Ugandan Lambs provides that opportunity.

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Volunteer

Rating: 4

I have volunteered with Ugandan Lambs for several years, primarily doing photography. The 72 children being cared by this nonprofit organization are receiving an excellent education, spiritual training, and physical care. I will be making my third trip to Uganda in August to minister to the children. I always come back feeling blessed that God has allowed me the opportunity to be part of this very worthwhile ministry to children who would otherwise be in a hopeless situation.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

Ugandan Lambs Association USA is a small nonprofit that is struggling to support 72 children who have been left as orphans with no adults to care for them. The organization meets the physical, educational and spiritual needs of the children. Their are no paid staff members in the USA which allows essentially all funds to be used to support the program. The primary funding streams are through individual child sponsorship, annual fundraising events and various small scale fundraisers throughout the year.

The founders, Sam and Ruth Sebabi, have dedicated their entire lives to providing for the "lambs". They are an inspiration to many! They live out their Christian values daily as they quietly seek to find sponsors for each child.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

Ugandan Lambs is a non profit and non governmental organisation has helped the hopeless orphans in Uganda to regain hope in achieving their goals.
I thank Sam and Ruth together with the donors who looked ahead and founded this organisation and to only realize that the orphans who were hopeless can now have a goal in life.
A great thank you goes to the donors and the founders. We are grateful.
May the good Lord reward you abundantly.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

In the time I have known Sam and Ruth, I have come to appreciate their heartfelt compassion for the children, the Ugandan Lambs. They carry a heavy burden for these children to see their physical, emotional, mental, psychological and, most importantly, spiritual needs met. The countless hours and financial sacrifice that they have given is all for helping these precious children and securing a future for them. I have no doubt that with continued support and encouragement, Sam and Ruth will be able to see these children grow to be healthy, well-balanced, productive adults who will, in turn, give back to others in their own community.

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Donor

Rating: 5

I first met Sam and Ruth when they spoke in church about their orphaned neices and nephews in Uganda. At that time they were supporting the children themselves. Their compassion and care for the children was contageous and I along with many others became sponsors. God has blessed the giving and brought in many more orphans. As a sponsor I have recieved updates on the children and the work throughout the entire ministry. Friends have been able to visit the children in Uganda to see how they are doing and to be a personal help. I feel assured in knowing that what I give is being used wisely along with prayers being answered.
G.H.