The Gift of a Cow I met her outside her thatched hut in Papoli, Uganda and we sat under a tree for shade. She was a widow and was caring for her six children alone. Most often, women who become widowed will leave their children to go off and look for another man. But this […]
Village Partners International Responds to Request for Famine Aid Uganda has been experiencing a prolonged drought and the repercussions of three seasons of crop failure have resulted in the worst food shortage in 37 years. In some parts of western Uganda, villagers are feeling hopeless and resorting to desperate means. “Famine is real here in […]
In Papoli, Uganda, villagers are benefiting from a partnership that includes community volunteers, health care professionals, day care and nutrition specialists, administrators and support from Village Partners International and other organizations. For the past twelve years, the Papoli Community Development Foundation has been the instrument for enormous change in an area where poverty, sickness, lack of access to clean water and malnutrition were commonplace.
A reflection on The Eve of the 2016 VPI Fundraiser Somewhere in the communities of Papoli, Uganda and Mombin Crochu, Haiti tonight, a child was born. The child was born under the same full moon that shone on that child before it shone on us in Tampa tonight. That child’s mother loves that child just […]
Village Partners International offers many thanks to the generous support of our February Angels: The DeBevoise Family for their support of the Pediatric Safe House and Out Patient Maternity Clinics in Papoli, Uganda. Your generosity helps to change lives and to sustain those in desperate need.
This has been a year of great sadness and tragedy—darkness has seemed to come at us from every direction, consuming our world as everywhere we turn, one hears the echoes of all that is wrong, all that is lost, all that is broken . It is easy to get lost in this darkness, to be […]
“It’s A miracle . . . an amazing dream come true . . . “ The following is a letter from Emma, the Administrator in Papoli, Uganda: Finally water is flowing at the Robert Cooley Pediatric Centre in Papoli. This morning, the team of engineers after two days work in Papoli, have finally fixed the […]
In the book of Samuel, when David volunteered to fight Goliath, even King Saul doubted him, saying that he was just a boy. How could a child take on a giant? But David was victorious. Illness is a colossal problem, especially in rural Uganda where the AIDS epidemic still flourishes. The health of each child […]