ABOUT US
iloveorphans.com is a group of people who want to love the unloved orphans in Africa. In 2006, a few of us returned from a short-term mission trip to Africa burdened by the needs of a local mission organization in Jinja, a city in southeastern Uganda, located on the banks of Lake Victoria at the source of the Nile River. Arise Africa International provides physical, spiritual, and financial support to the local schools, churches, and outlying communities.

During two trips to serve with Arise Africa, we spoke in schools, visited orphanages, encouraged the sick with AIDS and other diseases, and preached and sung in churches sponsored by Arise Africa. Additionally, during both trips, Arise Africa leadership, including president Godfrey Wanamitsa, shared a vision for a large piece of land recently acquired by Arise Africa on the shores of Lake Victoria. The vision involved building infrastructure and buildings and providing services for orphans and other children living in the surrounding community. Architectural plans presented by Arise Africa detailed a community hospital, vocational center, children's dormitories, dining facilities, and classrooms. The vision and plans were called the "Bukaleba Project".

After our second trip to Jinja, several of us asked ourselves what steps we had taken in the past year to support Arise Africa with the Bukaleba Project. Hearing the vision and seeing the plans a second time prompted our team into action. Since then, iloveorphans.com has raised over $250,000 that has been used by Arise Africa to build infrastructure (water, electricity, roads) at Bukaleba as well as construct a Babies Home, Nursery School, and two buildings for the Primary Children's Dormitory. In addition, contributions have helped supply some of the basic needs of Arise Africa.

Our goal is to continue loving orphans by supporting the building and operation of the Bukaleba Project managed by Arise Africa International.

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