Hello my name is Pastor Uwineza Mark, I am founder of Hope for the Needy Program in Uganda. This is a non-governmental organization that was established in 2008 after observation of the poor and needy people in Uganda. This includes children, youth , disabled, elderly, and orphans. Many are abandoned and suffering from HIV/AIDS. We are at war here fighting against this great evil. From our neighboring countries of Rwanda and Democratic Republic of Congo to Uganda we are fighting poverty and disease related cases.
Hope for the Needy Program thought of mobilizing them together for the purpose of equipping them with innovative skills to enable them attain bright future through establishment of training Institutions such as primary, secondary schools, and vocational/technical institutions while advocating for their rights. Social-psychological support was also extended to the disabled and elderly.
Considering that some needy and marginalized groups are neglected by their parents and some of them end up on streets and end up becoming sex workers, carrying out theft, doing petty business like selling polythene bags and empty plastic bottles, doing child labor and begging among others, Hope for the Needy Program was design to become an all-inclusive organization that would improve the livelihood of the vulnerable and needy people and assist them in becoming self reliant people.
Pastor Uwineza Mark