Empowering HIV/AIDS orphaned children in Africa to a self sustainable future

Catherine Koch

Catherine Koch

Founder and President of Love Is The Answer, a Canadian registered charity serving orphaned children in Africa.

News from Vincent in Uganda


Blessings and Love ~

I rec’d an email update from Vincent in Uganda.. he shares a little about new ripples of cooperation and community between caregivers of orphaned children that are being experienced as a result of the heifer project.

When I read this I was brought to tears, feeling so humble and empowered all at the same moment.. it’s such an amazing feeling.. all the goodness that can arise for everyone when we come together, when we share together, from our hearts. I’m so moved and grateful to read this simple news..

In Love, Cath xo

Vincent writes.. “This heifer project has created another great impact to group members.

As we grouped the care givers in groups of five this has enabled them to create a system of helping each other in financial problems.I learnt that if a member has a problem i.e. when he or she needs money like 20,000/=, they jointly share this money by raising 4,000/= each and they give to that member hence he / she solves the problems which was disturbing him / her.

It has also enabled them to dig in groups on their gardens.

This has created them cheap labour. I believe as this system continues they are developing the spirit of self reliance. We appreciate care givers heifer project because it has become an eye opener of caregivers.”

(photo – sitting with caregivers of orphaned children, about to share a communal meal of posho (a kind of firm porridge of maize meal) and sauteed cabbage with tomatoes.. delicious! A most beautiful and heart warming day, sharing in the field with them all.. )

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