Acres of Hope Uganda
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Why support Acres of Hope International?
After years of being terrorized by the Lords Resistance Army and becoming the worlds epicenter for HIV/AIDS, Northern Uganda is working to get back up on its feet. Public education is limited and the quality is poor, clean water and electricity are rare, and most people call mud huts with a grass roof, home. Thousands of children have lost one, if not both parents and their opportunities to obtain life's basic needs are few and far between. Daily, children wake up before the sun, walk miles to fill up dirty jugs with even dirtier water, and trudge back home with the heavy containers on their heads, only to go to bed fighting hunger pains. AoHI is working closely with AoHU to share love, restore hope and create bright futures for these children. We would love for you to share in the joy as we see children's lives being transformed academically, physically, spiritually, socially and economically.
How did Acres of Hope start?
Acres of Hope started with Odongo Geoffrey Keronga, a lifelong resident of Northern Uganda. He is a pastor, husband, and father to his biological children. Additionally, over 100 children and young adults call him Dad. His faith and relationship with the Lord can be compared to that of Noah. When he began planning Acres of Hope, people thought he was crazy. Locals told him it wasn't possible, but Geoffreyforged ahead. Geoffrey knew that God allowed him to survive an awful childhood so that he could help hundreds, if not thousands of other orphans and vulnerable children know the love of Christ and live a better life. Geoffrey is an example of what it means to be selfless, compassionate, faithful, determined, patient, and incorruptible. He is a man after Gods own heart.
What is Acres of Hope?
A Christ centered community for orphans and vulnerable children. The mission of Acres of Hope Uganda is “to holistically promote the welfare of orphans and vulnerable children by enhancing their capacity individually and at the household level through providing shelters, education, healthcare and financial assistance in order to empower them and consequently, ensure sustainable lives of self-reliance thereafter.”
Where is Acres of Hope located?
Located in Northern Uganda , a 7 hour drive from Uganda's capital city of Kampala.. Although the main school is located in Nebbi, Acres of Hope also has a second school in Pakwach and also reaches as far at Goli.