ROOTS

Community Development

Nutritional Aid

Clean Water

Medical

We not only want to rescue the orphan of today, we desire to prevent children from being orphaned in the future. That’s why we’ve created Roots – Which is our initiative to solve problems at the source.

6

wells have been drilled
Each well serves ~5000 people.

200

springs have
been protected

Thousands

are receiving emergency
food aid through PATH,
most are children

Our Medical and Dental clinic is bringing access to a severely underserved, remote population in northern Uganda.
• There are only 17 physicians for every 100,000 people in Uganda.
• We employ 2 of the 320 licensed dentists in all of Uganda.
Our Medical and Dental clinic is bringing access to a severely underserved, remote population in northern Uganda.

Our mission to end the global orphan crisis compels us to dig deep and get to the root of the problems that have caused so many children to be orphaned. We look at what vulnerabilities communities are facing and figure out how to solve problems at the source. We focus on clean water, medical intervention for even the most villages, health and hygiene education, disease prevention, peace and reconciliation, women’s empowerment and food aid.

There is a village where many of our children were orphaned because of Typhoid. We were able to go in and drill a well to provide fresh, safe water to thousands. We will never know how vast the impact of preventative work will be, but we do know that in that community, there are no more Typhoid orphans.

Clean Water Projects

Uganda is classified as high risk for waterborne illnesses including bacterial diarrhea, hepatitis A and E, and typhoid fever.

Clean Water Prevents: 

  • Diarrhea
  • Intestinal worms
  • Skin infections
  • Problems surrounding dirty water typhoid

Spring Protection

Drilling Wells

Safe Water for drinking
and washing

Medical Outreaches

Medical Outreaches (going out into villages where people are too deep into the bush to access medical care, we go to them and treat everything from wounds, infections, malaria, etc.

Medical and Dental Care: Health is at the foundation of what we do. We employ 2 of the 250 dentists in Uganda. We also run a medical clinic at Otino Waa that serves all of our children in Uganda as well as the surrounding community. Four of our Ugandan clinic staff are actually Otino Waa graduates who have finished medical school and have returned to serve orphaned children who are just like they were.

Medical Outreach

Clinic

Malaria prevention
& treatment

Health and Hygiene
education

Food Aid

Since early 2020, PATH International has been distributing emergency food aid to thousands of people throughout Northern Uganda. Without this help, the effects of malnutrition would be widespread, and many would have starved to death. Being able to bring hope and encouragement in the form of food has deepened our relationships with the families our kids come from, our church networks, and the community as a whole.

Spiritual Outreach

The Local Church has always been a critical part of our work. Oftentimes it is a pastor or church member who reaches out on behalf of a vulnerable child. Church leaders and pastors are an essential part of our work as they help watch over the children in their communities

We cannot emphasize enough how important our relationships with local churches are. We are so thankful for the partnerships we have formed with pastors, community groups and church bodies to care for the vulnerable orphans in their communities.

Peace and Reconciliation

Part of our work in the community is to help bring peace and reconciliation among the people we serve. Helping families and villages solve problems and disagreements peacefully has long lasting effects. In some cases, parents who had abandoned their children because they had no way of providing even the most of basic needs, return when they learn that PATH has stepped in to help their children. Partnered together, the parents no longer feel alone and they return to rebuild the relationships with their children. 

Get Involved

Getting to the root of the problem is an essential piece of ending the orphan crisis. The faithful, monthly support of The Hope Collective and Child Sponsors is what fuels this change. The impact is both immediate, and lasting.

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