St. Ameria is on the outskirts of Jinja Uganda, on Lake Victoria. The director, Edith, was an orphan herself, living in the streets of Jinja. She was rescued by a distant relative and was raised by nuns at a local convent.
St. Ameria began in 1994 when Edith began to care for 4 Aids orphans. When other orphans living on the streets heard about St. Ameria, they flocked to the home, and the school and home were born. 47 Children now live in the home, and 300 children attend the St. Ameria K-7 school. This home and school are transforming the lives of these children.
Streams Mercy ’s support has changed this home and school. They now have brick buildings in a walled and gated facility. We’ve provided funds for buildings, and sanitary toilet facilities. What a joy to partner with St. Ameria in caring for these Ugandan orphans.
27,977,863 national population
68.7% live below the poverty line
1.47 million children in Mozambique are estimated to be orphans
Started working in 2012 ???
10,000 (?) Children Helped