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another in brotherly love."

Romans 12:10

African Hearts
  Why African Hearts


African Hearts Community Organization is determined to make a positive influence on the future of Uganda beginning with those who are most vulnerable, the children. Through family homes, through education, through music and brass band, through vocational training and through faith in Jesus Christ, African Hearts takes the smallest child and provides them an environment to thrive.
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With almost 50% of the population under the age of 15 years old, these young Ugandans can be easily swayed to by false teachings ultimately jeopardizing their eternal security. Because so many Ugandans are in such poverty and need, they may accept assistance from any available source. It is important for the Church of Jesus Christ to take a proactive role in the rebuilding of Uganda.

Idi Amin came into power as Uganda's third president in 1971. Under his dictatorial regime which lasted until 1979 he was responsible for the deaths of some 300,000 opponents. Guerrilla war and human rights abuses under Uganda's fourth president, Milton Obotev (1980-85) claimed at least another 100,000 lives. The effects of these atrocities are reflected in Uganda today with only 25% of the population between the ages of 25 and 54. Only 4% of the people are over the age of 55 years. In addition, Uganda is recognized as the birthplace of HIV/AIDS. More than 1.1 million people, or 4% of the population, are currently living with AIDS.

Of the nearly 35 million people in Uganda, 42% consider themselves Roman Catholic while 42% consider themselves Protestants (mainly Anglican, Pentecostal and Seventh-Day Adventist), 12% Muslim and 4% have other or no religious affiliation.

Today there are many organizations in Uganda providing aid, most with religious affiliations but some without. With limited resources the government has been unable to curb rampant poverty and provide the resources to help the people achieve.

African Hearts was founded by Ugandans with a focus to provide for, educate and train Ugandans to rebuild the country from within and on a firm foundation of God's Word through Jesus Christ. People and organizations from outside of Uganda have caught our African Hearts vision and have partnered with us to provide aid and assistance to the people of Uganda.



Resources
US CIA Factbook
Tulane University, International Nutrition Program


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Please consider financially partnering with African Hearts to make a difference in the lives of young Ugandans. Contact Us for more information or click on the link to the left to sponsor a child or to make a donation now to our general fund.

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