Children conquer poverty and transform their lives

Enormous numbers of children and young adults still live on the streets in the towns and cities of Uganda. 

Aim for Change built a home for the street children in Mbarara, in south Uganda, where some 40 young people are cared for.

As the children have grown older, we have provided them with a workshop for carpentry, which is now running as a business. A further workshop for welding has been constructed and the young men are being trained to produce work of a high quality which is sold to help support their training.

At Mbarara, large cow and goat projects, popcorn machines, taxi bicycles and sewing machines all continue to provide funds for the running of the home and, in 2011, a freshwater borehole was installed and is used by the former street children and by the local community.