Unlike some cases where this responsibility is left to NGOs, at Mercy Child Care we believe both families and the communities are responsible for raising up orphans and children at risk. We believe that if each Ugandan family decided to take in at least one child, the problem of caring for the 2.3 million orphans of Uganda would cease to exist. Due to the fact that so many families and communities have not played their role, this problem is still prevailing.
- ``We believe strongly in the importance of teaching people how to resource themselves rather than just provide for all their material needs.``
MICRO LOANS AND SAVINGS GROUPS
Mercy Child Care recently began a new empowerment program of Savings Groups for women in the slums. Through this initiative we teach the women the importance of saving money from the finances they have, in order to expand their businesses in the future.
We encourage ten to fifteen women to save money collectively through opening up a group bank account and depositing on it as directed. Read More
As a part of our family empowerment and Preservation program, we have started the Vocational training program, with this program, we identify the most vulnerable ladies through an intense screening process, most of these are extended family members or a parent to a vulnerable child that we are supporting, we identify which skills they need to acquire and pay for them to go to vocational school so that they can acquire these skills. Read More