Thousands of orphans are severely suffering and dying because of lack of adequate food, medical care, and basic resources in Uganda.
Your donation will support buying a van for Fr. Deus to bring a life saving food and resources to orphans and impoverished people living in small villages in Uganda. The funds will be going to For the Martyrs, who will purchase and provide the van for Fr. Ssekabira Deusdedit (Fr. Deus) in Masaka, Uganda.
About Fr. Deus:
With the support of donors, Fr. Deus from the Roman Catholic Diocese of Masaka works to provide food, clothing, and education to orphans and poor families living in poverty in Uganda.
About For the Martyrs:
For the Martyrs is a 501(c)3 charitable organization that focues on raising awareness about Christian Persecution and advocating for Religious Freedom. The work of For the Martyrs also includes providing aid and relief to Christians who are suffering due to persecution and lack of adequate resources.
Facts and statistics:
Between 2013 and 2015, it is estimated that more than 500,000 young Ugandan children died. Of these deaths, nearly half were associated with undernutrition. Undernutrition is responsible for four in 10 deaths of children under five.
As of 2016, the five leading causes of death in Uganda included communicable diseasessuch as HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis, malaria, respiratory tract infections, and diarrheal diseases. The risk factors most responsible for death and disability include child and maternal malnutrition, unprotected sexual activity, multiple sex partners, contaminated water, poor sanitation, and air pollution.