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.
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 […]