The Difference We're Making
85+% of the funds we raise support our programs.
We strive to be a very lean organization, keeping our operating expenses to less than 15%.
See previous years' expenses here.
80% of our graduates are earning an income, supporting themselves and their families.
Only 3% of our female students (4 of 155) have become pregnant.
(Teen pregnancy rate in Uganda is 25% for general population, 72% among the poorest girls).
84 students are being sponsored in 2020.
50+ students attend our academic enrichment program.
180 students have received our multiyear educational sponsorship of
3-16 years since 2005.
Our graduates are pursuing careers as nurses, engineers, lawyers, teachers, accountants, secretaries, entrepreneurs and tailors!
260 loans have been given since 2005, which have positively impacted over 2500 family members.
Some examples include: animal husbandry, hair salons, sewing machine and fabric for tailoring businesses, education loans. Plus many more!
92% of our loans have been successfully repaid!
7 tailoring students were in our inaugural class in 2017.
20 students received instruction in tailoring, metal work, catering and carpentry in 2018.
59 students took part in our vocational training classes in 2019. Hairdressing and computer classes were added.
67 students registered in 2020!
Programs to train plumbers and electricians added.
We even have female students pursuing careers in typically male dominated fields like carpentry, metal work and plumbing! Now that's empowerment!!