Kirabo Seeds is sowing seeds of God’s love in the lives of Uganda’s orphans
.”A father to the fatherless, a defender of widows is God in his holy dwelling”. Psalm 68:5Kirabo means “gift” in the Lugandan language, and it is the first name of our adopted daughter. We call her Kira.
Kirabo Seeds is a christian 501 (c) 3 non-profit organization called to care for the fatherless in Uganda by equipping the children there to fulfill their God given potential and create a family environment as they grow to become the future of Uganda. Our strategies to accomplish this mission are to follow God’s grace, provision and guidance first and foremost. We aim to foster relationships in Uganda so we can help Ugandans strengthen their bible knowledge, as well as create self sustaining opportunities for Ugandan churches to help their own children. We work to connect people in America who have the desire and heart to help the needy children with the fatherless by creating a sponsor relationship. We also educate and speak publically in schools and churche for the cause of orphan care.
In 2010 we adopted our daughter Kirabo from Uganda when she was nine months old. All through the waiting for her we prayed for God to give us a service project in Uganda so we could connect our lives with her home country, and ultimately so she could always be able to serve in her native culture. We never dreamed we’d be directed to the care of an orphanage, but that is what we do, and we thank God for that answered prayer. We have an excellent team of people in Uganda committed to helping us achieve the mission of caring for the fatherless. Phiona works for us full time using her many gifts and talents to help the children with their homework, leading them in bible study, music, games, purchasing food, supplies, and just being there for the when they need someone to talk to about their problems. She also manages the finances for Kirabo Seeds Uganda and helps Mama Tonya communicate with sponsors. Julie has been trained to cook and manage the children’s home, and she lives there full time with them. Robert is a college raduate with a degree in social work, a heart for ministry and he is our full time driver. Kiah has a university degree and comes in the afternoons to help us tutor the children and teach them beyond what they learn in school. God alone has assembled this team for us, an we are humbled and thankful to be useful as we hope to release fatherless children from the cage of poverty and open up for them a world of opportunity.
Humbly we serve a great God,
Mama Tonya (James 1:27)
If you would like to help these children:
- Sponsor a child for $300 a year to go to school
- help organize a fundraiser
- introduce us to shop owners who could sell our merchandise
- volunteer your special gifts, talents, and expertise
- invite us to come speak to your church or school
- sell Ugandan beads to help us feed the children
- ask your company to donate to Kirabo Seeds
- make a one time tax deductible donation to help us build the children’s home in Uganda
- buy one Ugandan beaded necklace for $25 to pay for a child to eat for one month
- buy a tshirt or $20
Kirabo Seeds Uganda ltd.
In February 2012 we began a company in Uganda, separate from our nonprofit in America. Under this company we opened a division to operate a charity in Uganda for orphaned children. In March 2012 we welcomed fourteen children to join our home at Kirabo Seeds. All of these children have been doubly orphaned by HIV/AIDS. Their existing family members have given us custody of them to raise in the Kirabo Seeds family. We have several acres of land where we grow food and we need to find the children a permanent home where they are safe. In June 2012 we brought mission teams to welcome the children to our new home. We have assembled a team of Christians who will help us raise and protect these children in the instruction of the bible. Providing a healthy diet, health care, clothing, school fees, and resources for learning God’s word takes a community of loving people. We need sponsors to give these children opportunity to discover who God created them to be. We hope you will follow your heart and consider changing a child’s life…the children NEED YOU!
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RAgjgDEHL2I: Kirabo Seeds and see a 4 minute documentary of the children and their lives in Uganda