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His Saving Grace Outreach Ministries Charity Profile
HSGOM from 2003 has been giving orphans and vulnerable children a chance to realize their full potential.
For a child we found on the streets, hungry, dirty, rejected and without hope; we have given hope back through Jesus Christ.
We believe that through education, these children can break out of the poverty web.
HSGOM is located in Iganga, 127km East of Kampala the capital of Uganda. Iganga has a population of 50,000 people and an annual Population growth rate of 2.8%. An HIV Prevalence rate of 15% and a poverty rate 55%.
Uganda has been recognized for being at the forefront of organizing an effective response to HIV/AIDS prevention. Prevalence rates have been significantly reduced, but are still unacceptably high at a rate of 5% (UNAIDS, June 2002). The impact of HIV/AIDS, however, is being felt across all sectors. In December 2002, it was estimated that over 1 million people are living with HIV/AIDS in Uganda, with the number of new infections estimated at close to 100,000. Since the beginning of the epidemic in the early 80ís, close to 1 million people in Uganda have died. There are estimated to be over 2 million orphaned children in Uganda (Uganda AIDS Commission, 2002).
We cannot settle because of the achievements in fighting the spread of HIV/AIDS. What about the 2million orphaned children?
We seek justice for the oppressed and we speak for the hopeless.