Mercy Childcare was founded by Pastor Wilfred Blair Rugumba and Pastor Wilson Bugembe in 2002. This work was inspired by Pastor Wilson’s life story; having lost both of his parents to AIDS, he ended up living on the streets of Kampala. Pastor Wilson had been facing mistreatment from his grandparents when he met a good Samaritan on the street who took Wilson into his home and educated him. Pastor Wilson later started singing about his life story and his music has blessed so many people in Uganda.
In response to the overwhelming numbers of street children, orphans and abandoned babies being brought to us for help, we opened a single-room house (10x8ft) for such children. At that time we were still in high school. Since then we have continued taking in children, doing what we can for each individual and their family as the Lord allows us.