The Mission of New Beginnings International Ministries is to SAVE CHILDREN; EMPOWER WOMEN; BUILD FAMILIES' FUTURES; and HEAL THROUGH HEALTHCARE. About the size of Kentucky and Tennessee combined, the East-African nation of Uganda is still recovering from a crippling AIDS epidemic and the ravages of war, which together, killed millions and left additional millions of children orphaned. Since 2009, under the direction of founder, Isoba Henry, New Beginnings has been on the ground providing humanitarian aid and comfort to impoverished and threatened women and children. Your support will help us continue our life-saving and future-building mission to . . .
Through love, counseling and assistance, your gifts help us stand up for innocent lives that are being threatened with violence and death; We also provide medication and basic health assistance to children in our Extended Family Orphan Care program (EXFOC) when their adult care-takers are unable to do so. Babies and children often fall victim to sudden, deadly illnesses (such as malaria, which is common in Uganda). When disease strikes without warning, New Beginnings is there to offer medication, support, and if needed, assistance to reach care in hospital. When you give to New Beginnings, you will help save lives and build futures! In the image above, Isoba Henry is shown holding a rescued orphan who is recovering from burns after nearly dying when his home was set afire.
Because of war and disease, ‘widow’ is one of the most commonly held titles by Ugandan women. New Beginnings helps families to become self-reliant by providing widows with simple Business-Building Loans (BBL) and entrepreneurial training to boost their small enterprises and help them care for the orphaned children in their homes. Instead of offering a hand-out, we offer each family a hand-up. Over time, as these small businesses grow, owners can better care for their families and repay their loans. As we encourage families to become self-reliant, they see that our partnership with them is valuable. Our Business-Building Loan program has been so successful that today we have many, many families on the waiting list. Pictured In the image above, a BBL recipient at her market store-front selling new and used clothing.
In Uganda, only those with the resources are able to attend school. But here, as everywhere, education is key to a child’s future success. When you support New Beginnings, you help impoverished children receive the education they need for a brighter tomorrow. At the outset of each school term, New Beginnings offers to orphans the required school supplies such as writing tablets, pens and pencils. We also pay school fees for those who are unable to afford them. The result? Each year, more eager-to-learn children are able to attend school. See those smiling faces? You can help create more smiling faces! $25 will assist a student with school supplies and tuition for a full semester of learning. Your gift of $250 will help ten students find their future success through education.
In Uganda, 95 percent of the population lives in rural, resource-insecure areas and 80% of Ugandan women (in regions with high birthrates) have limited access to appropriate care. The leading cause of death for Ugandan girls ages 15-18 is pregnancy, and 20% of maternal deaths are caused by abortion-related complications. New Beginnings is working to meet both the near-term and long-term health needs of Uganda’s at-risk mothers and children through construction and staffing of local medical clinics and community healthcare training. Plans for Clinic #1 (to be located near Iganga) can be seen above. Are you able to contribute toward the building fund or toward the purchase of medical equipment? The capital budget established to build Clinic #1 is $80,000 (USD). Will you help? When you use the form on our donate page, enter keyword CLINIC in the field which reads: in honor of. Thank you!
Ruth House – Established by New Beginnings in Iganga in early 2020, Ruth House is a home for vulnerable women and girls who are pregnant and homeless or pregnant and threatened with starvation or violence in their homes of origin. Ruth House provides safety (it is within a secure walled compound with locking doors) and provides residents with a bed, food, water, electric light, food preparation space and a bathroom. In addition, residents receive education and vocational career training. The first training program is centered on tailoring. Ruth House is currently working to secure three sewing machines to get the Tailoring Program underway. You may give directly to the support of Ruth House by adding the words RUTH HOUSE (in the “In Honor Of” field provided) on our Donate Page.