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 […]
Last month, 15 volunteers including medical doctors, nurses, health professionals, a pastor and others traveled to Mombin Hospital in Haiti to offer their service and skills. Medical doctors and nurses started seeing patients in the clinic right away, hoping to assist the Haitian doctors and staff with caring for the many needy and sick waiting […]
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 […]
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 […]
Last week’s devastating hurricane left the southern tip of Haiti in a state of chaos. According to the United Nations, an estimated 1.4 million people are in need of humanitarian assistance and more than 1,000 Haitians have died. In some parts of the country, over 90 percent of the homes were damaged or destroyed. It […]
As we here in the United States remember those who were lost in the tragedy of September 11, 2001, we struggle to make sense of senselessness and to bring fairness to a world that seems so unfair. In Haiti, those who survived the devastating earthquake six years ago continue to suffer. The cholera outbreak that […]
On a sunny July day, Village Partners International brought Tampa Bay kids together to race, hula hoop, craft, and play. They sat in circles for folk stories, waited excitedly to get their faces painted, slurped down icy cold snow cones, and packed surgical gauze for future medical mission trips. “I came across the event online […]
Have you ever been really thirsty? I mean really thirsty and so in need of water that your mouth is parched, your lips are cracked and the salt from your sweat runs into your eyes? The need to quench this thirst will drive you to find any source of water for you, for your children […]
Village Partners International supports programs that seek to improve the lives of people in both Haiti and Uganda. There are now programs in place that offer health, education, housing, clean water, and bring micro-industries to those who are most in need.