Christmas in Africa, a dream begun by Bill Wallof and PCPC, has grown into a program that reaches across boundaries to connect people of different worlds in a unique and beautiful way. By sharing the gift of love, people in a small remote village understand that someone, somewhere, cares about them. By sharing the gift […]
“Whoever brings blessing will be enriched, and one who waters will himself be watered.” Proverbs 11:25 The magic of Christmas time will soon be upon us. It is seen in the outward signs of expectation, reflected in the brightly lit ornaments and trees, the colors of the season, the light that seems to enter into […]
For close to a decade, pennies have been blessed and turn into thousands of dollars that roughly provide 5000 bowls of porridge for young malnourished patients at the Cooley Pediatric Clinic in the small village of Papoli, Uganda.
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 […]