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About HopeBuilders Int.

HopeBuilders. International is an Australian not-for-profit charity and is run by a small team of volunteers, who are motivated by their Christian faith to love the destitute, marginalised and abandoned.

They are determined to build hope into the lives of these precious people - and so the name of the organisation gives a clear indication of their intentions! Their work amongst the orphans of Uganda is supported by fundraising efforts conducted back here in Australia.

Their long term goal is to take the Village of Hope model to other locations within Uganda, and indeed to other nations around the world.

About the Village

The Village of Hope began construction in January 2009 on 4 acres of land that was acquired by HopeBuilders. This lovely block of land sits on the high side of the Jinja District with a view of Lake Victoria, in the Wairaka parish. The property is a corner block which is adjacent to the Uganda base for YWAM which is called Hopelands.

The Village of Hope includes 14 homes which are each designed to house up to 8 orphans and a house mother, who in most cases would be a widow. These homes will provide the opportunity for these children to grow up in as close to a family environment as is possible. The village also includes an administration centre which provides offices for the running of the village, as well as vocational and other life-skill type training programs for the mothers and children as well. There is also a vegetable garden and a farm, with chickens, cows, goats and even some turkeys.

The homes are constructed out of earth bricks which are produced by widows that have been trained and equipped by Hopebuilders. to undertake this as a business enterprise. Two commuter busses have also been purchased and now operate from the village as a commercial activity providing funds back to the village.

Groups are welcome to sponsor a home as well as participate in its construction and possibly even play a part in the on-going support of the children and mother that live in that home. Please contact us to explore this further.