Upendo, founded by Eunice Komotho in 1997, began as an organization that provided local needy children with food, clothing, medication, education and counseling. In 2002 it expanded its scope and began an orphanage for seven young girls. These seven young children ranged in age from eight months to three years old and were cared for by a house mother, assistant and a night guard. With the help of the local community, The Upendo Children’s Home was built and consisted of a dormitory and a kitchen. Today Upendo is home to 39 girls and is a school for over 200 children.
Good Hope Initiative
Good Hope Initiative was founded by Deo Kagimu in 2006 and serves as a community based organization and primary school that supports the needs of several families and over 600 children.
The mission of Good Hope Initiative is to empower rural, marginalized and disadvantaged people from the local community in Mubende, Uganda. The goal of Good Hope is to enable the population to participate in a bottom up process to enhance their social and economic welfare through education.