Country Profiles

Uganda

  • Population: 34,509,295 (2011 est.) (World Bank)
  • Number of Orphans: 440,000 (UNICEF)
  • People living with HIV/AIDS: 6.5% of Total Population (2009)
  • Life expectancy (years): 61 (UNICEF) (2009)
  • Children under the age of 5 years underweight: 18.9% (2006) (CIA)

Uganda Leaders

Edward

Pastor Edward

Pastor Edward runs a church in Buwenda village and a children’s school which caters for over 200 impoverished and orphaned children in Mayuge district.He has also initiated empowerment projects that have uplifted and improved the lives of widows and vulnerable groups.

Republic of Haiti

  • Population: 9,719,932 (July 2011 est.) (CIA)
  • Number of Orphans: 440,000 (UNICEF)
  • People living with HIV/AIDS: 120,000
  • Life expectancy (years), 2009: 61 (UNICEF)
  • Children under the age of 5 years underweight: 18.9% (2006) (CIA)
  • Annual no. of births, 2009: 274,000 (UNICEF)
  • Annual no. of under-5 deaths, 2009: 24,000 (UNICEF)
  • % of population below international poverty line of US$1.25 per day, 1994-2008*: 55
  • GDP – per capita (PPP): $1,200 (2010 est.) (CIA)

Haiti Leaders

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Pastor Jean Alix Paul

Ferrier: Pastor Jean Alix runs a church, a children’s home (30 orphan girls), and a school. Here, we have launched an anti-trafficking initiative in which we are building 12 to 15 homes to shelter children who are at risk of being lost to human trafficking. We also provide clean water, finance the building of homes for those who lost them in the earthquake, and offer micro-finance loans to help create jobs and rebuild the community.

Drouin Community: In Drouin, the kids are with their families, but it’s an extremely impoverished area. The kids may only get meals once every other day or less…Pastor Jean Alix works closely with the pastor of this community to help care for the kids. Our efforts center around getting 3 meals for each child, every day.

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Pastor Gaétan Alcégaire

Pastor Gaétan Alcégaire runs the orphanage, cares for 30 orphaned children, runs a school, pastors and works for Compassion International.

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Pastor St. Cyr

Pastor St Cyr. planted a church in the largest tent-city in Haiti and has been serving for years as a community leader.

Tent City: This community is home to some of the poorest and most vulnerable children in Haiti. They live in makeshift tents and are high risk for being orphaned or trafficked. We are partnering with Pastor St Cyr to provide for their most basic needs and for an opportunity to go to school.

Zimbabwe

  • Population: 13,182,908 (July 2013 est.)
  • Poverty rate: 72%
  • No. of orphans: 1.4 million (UNICEF)
  • People living with AIDS: 1.2 million (2009 est.)
  • Life Expectancy: 51.82 years
  • GDP: $9.9 billion (72nd lowest)
  • GDP per capita: $776 (25th lowest)

Zimbabwe Leaders

John

John Chinyowa

John is the Pastor of Family Praise Fellowship church in Marondera, Zimbabwe. He and his church oversee Musha Wevana Children’s Home caring for over 100 orphaned and abandoned children..

Zimbabwe Marondera is a rural town where the Musha Wevana Children’s home is located. The children are grouped in several homes, each led by a house mother.  We are partnering with Pastor John to help provide for the children’s basic needs and education.