Founded in 2002 Uganda Orphans Fund (UOF) is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit foundation, dedicated to rescue and care for Ugandan orphans and other vulnerable children. The AIDS epidemic and war with the LRA rebel army have left more than 2.5 million orphans in this country which is two-thirds the size of Montana.
UOF has built more than 30 orphan homes since its inception, including Kasozi Village which is complete with four orphan homes, staff quarters, its own school, clinic, church and farm. Here, 25 staff members teach and care for 150 orphans from three different Ugandan Districts.
UOF also buys beaded jewelry from Ugandan widows, providing them a market in America. The women are able to provide for their families, and UOF uses the proceeds from the sale of the jewelry to directly benefit the orphans in its homes.