Our History

Our History

2004

Hands of Love begins with seven mud huts and 188 children in rural Namadhi, Uganda.

Hands of Love begins with seven mud huts and 188 children in rural Namadhi, Uganda.

2005

The first western missionary visits the Hands of Love orphanage and launches our child sponsorship program by obtaining sponsors for six children.

The first western missionary visits the Hands of Love orphanage and launches our child sponsorship program by obtaining sponsors for six children.

2005

Hands of Love UK is founded for support and to expand the sponsorship program.

Hands of Love UK is founded for support and to expand the sponsorship program.

2006

The first Hands of Love Primary School is opened in the Namadhi orphanage.

The first Hands of Love Primary School is opened in the Namadhi orphanage.

2008

Hands of Love USA is founded for support and to increase sponsorship.

Hands of Love USA is founded for support and to increase sponsorship.

2009

The second Hands of Love orphanage and school is built in urban Kiteezi, a suburb of Kampala. Now the older children have access to high school education, which is unavailable in Namadhi.

The second Hands of Love orphanage and school is built in urban Kiteezi, a suburb of Kampala. Now the older children have access to high school education, which is unavailable in Namadhi.

2010

The number of children being cared for in both orphanages reaches 1,000. More dormitory and classrooms are built.

The number of children being cared for in both orphanages reaches 1,000. More dormitory and classrooms are built.

2012

Water wells are built at the Kiteezi and Namadhi orphanages. The children’s hygiene and wellness improve dramatically.

Water wells are built at the Kiteezi and Namadhi orphanages. The children’s hygiene and wellness improve dramatically.

2012

Electricity is turned on in the Kiteezi orphanage. Most of the children have never had access to electricity and the safety it can provide.

Electricity is turned on in the Kiteezi orphanage. Most of the children have never had access to electricity and the safety it can provide.

2013

Convoy of Hope, a faith-based organization that provides disaster relief across the world, agrees to partner with us to help feed our children.

Convoy of Hope, a faith-based organization that provides disaster relief across the world, agrees to partner with us to help feed our children.

2013

Namadhi is outfitted with solar power. For the first time, these children have access to electrical power.

Namadhi is outfitted with solar power. For the first time, these children have access to electrical power.

2015

The number of children in our care reaches 1600. Additional classrooms and dormitories are built.

The number of children in our care reaches 1600. Additional classrooms and dormitories are built.

2016

The Hands of Love medical facility opens.

The Hands of Love medical facility opens.

2016

The Mother Eseza Babies’ Home opens to rescue and nurture orphaned and abandoned babies, newborn to age three.

The Mother Eseza Babies’ Home opens to rescue and nurture orphaned and abandoned babies, newborn to age three.

2016

The number of children in our care reaches 2,000.

The number of children in our care reaches 2,000.

2016

The Hands of Love Kiteezi Primary School is ranked 3rd best out of 48,000 Ugandan schools and has the top two ranking Math students in the country.

The Hands of Love Kiteezi Primary School is ranked 3rd best out of 48,000 Ugandan schools and has the top two ranking Math students in the country.

2017

The first class of 25 students graduate from Hands of Love with either high school degrees or vocational school degrees. Less than 2% of Uganda’s population currently completes high school.

The first class of 25 students graduate from Hands of Love with either high school degrees or vocational school degrees. Less than 2% of Uganda’s population currently completes high school.