Until 2015, this project was run by The Sure Foundation in the UK
but is now transferrred to Utange Orphans Charity in the UK. More info . .
Children in the village of Utange, like Esther (pictured on the right), don’t have money to pay for the bag of maize flour she is holding. Here at Utange Orphans through the generosity of our supporters we are able to provide a meal and bag of maize flour for Esther and her family every Saturday.
We are able to do this for over 500 orphans a week, but need your help to sustain our feeding programme. It costs just 92p for a bag of maize flour, alongside your help we can ensure these children don't go hungry!
Please could you give 92p each week to buy the maize flour for Esther and her sisters?
About our feeding programme:
Each Saturday in Utange, 500 orphans walk to our Action Centre to have a meal that's cooked for them by local volunteers. It takes some of them over an hour to get there. Some of them are just toddlers and some of the children are carrying babies not yet able to walk. They’re very hungry when they arrive. After they've had their meal, we give them a bag of maize flour, as in the picture, and they carry it back to where they live, sharing it with their brothers and sisters so they can all have something to eat during the week.
Esther is just four years old, her mum is still alive, but she’s HIV positive and is very sick and can’t provide for her children. Esther’s dad died in an accident last year. Her family are desperately poor and without this basic food she and her sisters would literally be starving; hard enough to bear without losing your Dad and seeing your Mum so ill.
Our Feed500 programme is a lifeline for the orphans in Utange. A bag of maize flour may not seem like very much, but it’s vital for these children and it brings them comfort and hope. We give out 250 bags each week, they cost 92p each and we urgently need new donors to commit to buying these for the children.
That’s just £4.00 a month to feed Esther and her sisters – would you be able to help?
If you can help please complete the standing order form below – you’ll bring a smile to these children’s little faces and make sure they don’t go hungry.
If you want to help these children, then please complete a Direct Debit Form - we promise that every penny we receive will be spent on feeding these dear children. THANK YOU.
To check on current progress please click the photo below for a video clip. For our latest newslater click here. For other videos click here