What Does True Impact Ministries do?
True Impact works directly with pastors and leaders in Uganda. These partners are leaders of either orphan homes or Christian schools. Over the last 15+ years, our organization has built school buildings, dormitories, kitchens, water projects and homes for orphanages, schools and families in need. Since 2009, we have offered child sponsorships to provide food, clothing, tuition, transportation and medical assistance for over 300 children.
All the children in our program attend quality primary and secondary schools. Following that they can apply to receive a scholarship for assistance in obtaining vocational studies or higher education at a university.
Our support of the leaders at these homes and schools allows them to be the spiritual guidance for the children. They provide guidance and training in following Jesus as well as how to live a Christian life in Uganda. Our desire is for Ugandans to raise up Ugandans, so they are not reliant on a “hand out” from foreigners. We support them so they can raise their children out of poverty.
We accomplish all this through the following methods. Click through for more information about each and to see how you can become part of the solution to Uganda's poverty.
Sponsorships with True Impact Ministries are a way you can become part of the solution. We need sponsors to help us provide for the needs of the children. Monthly or yearly child sponsorships provide food, clothing, medical care, school fees, shelter, utilities, Christian education and life skills training for children.
Construction of essential buildings and support facilities has been a foundational part of our mission from day one. Clean water, sanitation, children’s homes and schools are prerequisites for education, hygiene, healthcare and vocational training. We mobilize teams of people who raise money, travel to Africa with us, and help build these projects. The impact on the people we serve is huge, but equally blessed are the teams of people, whose lives are changed through a trip like this. Check out our building projects, past and present.
The types of projects we have built include: schools, orphan homes, teacher dormitories, pit latrines, kitchens and rainwater collection and storage systems. We try to take a team at least once a year to Africa for a building project. Check out our Vacation With a Purpose information.
Providing students with an education is critical in breaking the poverty cycle. Our sponsorships include paying for all the children's school expenses through secondary school (high school equivalent).
Our higher education fund is there to help pay for increased expenses beyond secondary. This includes upper-secondary (college preparatory) and vocational education as well as university. These stages of a students education are critical in helping them be able to support themselves. This level is also more expensive. Check out more information on our Continuing Education fund and help a child achieve self-sufficiency.
True Impact Ministries provides medical assistance to the children in our care as well as the caretakers. Besides issues like malaria and broken bones, we have also helped with pregnancies and providing prosthetics for a child who lost his legs.
Check out more information on our Medical Fund if you would like to help us out with this.
Most years, True Impact Ministries takes a team of 20-25 people to Uganda. Part of the trip is to build something. But we also spend a lot of time playing with kids. And then a day or two of vacation at the end.
Check out more information on our Vacation with a Purpose if you would like more information or to join us some time.
Check out all the other ways you can help out True Impact Ministries in our mission to support the children and widows in Uganda. You can "earn" True Impact money while you are shopping or donate and sell goods for us.