Meet Zabina

This story comes to us directly from our staff in Uganda!  Zabina Naikoba is 19 years old. She lives with her mother, Annet, and her 6 siblings in Jinja Uganda. Annet is a peasant farmer and works hard as a single mom to care for her children. Zabina is a very bright, smart and determined[…]

A New Preschool in Uganda!

After months of construction, the new preschool at His Mercy School in Mayuge, Uganda, is OPEN! Here’s Genessa Newberry, our Africa Anti-Trafficking Director, with more: At Help One Now, we focus on holistic community development to address all sides of the complex cycle of extreme poverty, and excellent early childhood education is an integral part[…]

Stories Of Impact: Moreen Kwabakya

Meet Moreen. She is a bright, ambitious young woman from Jinja, Uganda, with dreams of starting her own business one day. But, it did not always seem like this might come true. Moreen was born when her mother was 16 years old. Her father had too many wives and could not care for the new[…]

Come And See

This post comes to us from Genessa Newberry, Help One Now’s Africa Anti-Trafficking Coordinator. Do you ever wonder what happens when two brilliant, high capacity community leaders get together and hang out for a few days? The answer: Magic. You might think I’m joking, but seriously. The gathering of Aschalew Abebe from Ethiopia and Pastor Edward[…]

Africa Without Orphans

Recently, Aschalew Abebe, our incredible leader in Ethiopia, traveled to Jinja, Uganda, to spend time with Pastor Edward Magumba, our equally incredible Ugandan leader. These two men have literally changed the lives of hundreds of children and families in their home countries, and since each leader approaches their unique challenges differently, we know they had so much to learn[…]

Celebrating Mothers – Flavia and Kintu

Mother’s Day is Sunday, May 10th, and to celebrate, Help One Now has been honoring some of the women with whom we have the privilege of partnering who care so deeply for the children that are in their community.  Now, we want to highlight a different story about a boy who lost his mother and[…]

A New Home in Uganda

Meet Suubi. She is a widow and mother of 7 living in the village of Buwenda, on the outskirts of Jinja in Uganda, and, like so many of her neighbors, her life has been filled with tragedy. Her first husband drowned in the Nile River, and her second was murdered by criminals. She has been[…]

Are Child Sponsorships Legit?

Editor’s Note: Katie Quartucci shares her experience on how she and her husband came to know Olivia, a beautiful and confident young girl from Uganda in which they sponsor through Help One Now. The decision to sponsor children through Help One Now went like this: Sponsoring kids is a nice thing to do, but is[…]

Let’s Go To Africa!

  Let’s Go To Africa! (Ethiopia & Uganda, to be exact) Help One Now is starting the new year off by heading back to Uganda and visiting Ethiopia for the first time. We leave Jan 1st. Please, follow us on the journey using the links below. We are launching a new program in Ethiopia in[…]

The Beauty of Uganda

I’m currently flying over Ethiopia on my way to Harare, Zimbabwe after spending five days in Uganda. I’m trying to wrap my mind around so much of what I saw and experienced in Uganda. The country is simply beautiful and amazing — green mountains everywhere, Lake Victoria and the Nile River. It’s stunning. Yet, there[…]