By Our Reporter
KAMPALA, Uganda [SHIFTMEDIA] “Whoever is kind to the poor, lends to the Lord and he will reward them of what they have done. Proverb 19:17”
This is the slogan that greets you as you step into Loham Child Care Ministries Uganda located in Wakiso Alpha Village in Buikwe. The mission here is to saves lives, transforms communities, and restores hope.
LOHAM, founded by Bishop Christopher Kyobe Kinalwa, an orphan, has a team of dedicated Ugandans with a commitment to give hope to orphans, street children, abandoned babies and children from impoverished families.
Nakabira Vanenesa, aged 11 an orphan, is among the scores of children getting support from the orphanage.
Orphans and vulnerable children in Uganda face challenges such as poverty, lack of access to education and healthcare, and discrimination. Loham has been mitigating these challenges through supporting these orphans.
Loham is a safe place where orphaned and vulnerable children can truly experience the love of a family. “If you extend your soul to the hungry, and satisfy the afflicted soul, then your light shall dawn in the darkness,” notes Bishop Kyobe.
Bishop Christopher Kyobe Kinalwa became an orphan at the age of 10. He wandered in the streets for 4 years before a well-wisher, Ignatius Kiwanuka, the chairperson of Nakaseke District Local Government picked him out.
Kyobe grew through many hands, to be specific many orphanages, including the one for Rev. Dr. Keffa Ssempangi located in Mukono. Ssempangi educated him attained a diploma in Education.
He is currently pursuing a degree in Education at Kampala University.
As a born-again, Bishop Kyobe now manages an orphanage where he is taking care of scores of orphans and vulnerable children.
To date Bishop Kyobe is taking care of 250 pupils, he has also constructed two dormitories, five health facilities and supported over 20 projects.
“Each contribution you make is valuable. It makes you part of a solved vision and tells us that in your own way, you are shouldering us. No matter the size of your giving, it is significant in more ways than we can say,” says Kyobe.
It costs $20 (Ugx75,000) to sponsor a child’s school fees, and feeding per month, and $Ugx112,500) to meet medical costs, water and clothing.
Bishop Kyobe says the children at the orphanage also contribute towards supporting themselves by singing for the guests at events such as weddings, they sing in churches creating awareness and when people give in, the proceeds are used to buy food for them and all other basic needs.
“You can invite them to your church, send a gift of clothes or sponsor one of them starting from 50,000, ” said Bishop Kyobe. He says that the church’s objectives is to bring healing to its people and help to rebuild the wasted places of the nation.
Support can be channeled through (MM) +256758456351/ 0788526670
Those paying through the banks can use:
STANDARD CHARTERED BANK UGANDA LIMITED
Account Name: LOHAM CHILD CARE MINISTRIES LIMITED.
Account No. 8702830959000
Swift Code/ Address: SCBLUGKA