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About Us

Our Mission

Serving His Children is a God-breathed and directed ministry working to end malnutrition in families and communities. We partner with the government of Uganda to provide inpatient therapeutic care for children suffering from severe acute malnutrition, supplementary in-home feeding for moderately malnourished children and pregnant/lactating mothers, and sustainable development programs.

In Uganda up to 45% of deaths under the age of five are due to malnutrition.3 We’re on a mission to put that devastating statistic to an end, not by simply treating symptoms, but by addressing the underlying causes of malnutrition with comprehensive, sustainable solutions. All of our initiatives are developed and implemented collaboratively and in-line with our model of medical treatment, education, implementation.

Medical Treatment

In Uganda, malnutrition steals the life of too many children. Inpatient Therapeutic Care {ITC} for the treatment of Severe Acute Malnutrition is a method established by the World Health Organization being implemented worldwide. Serving His Children, in partnership with the Uganda Ministry of Health is providing ITC within rural a government rural health center in Eastern Uganda. The SHC medical team serves alongside government hospital staff to provide quality health care for children while parents and caregivers are mentored in nutrition, general health care, family planning and progressive agriculture techniques. Pastoral support is available to caregivers during their stay.

Education

We believe that prevention is always better than cure, “Give a man a fish, and you feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish, and you feed him for a lifetime.” Our staff works tirelessly to create an environment that fosters learning at every turn. Educational classes covering a wide array of topics ranging from a balanced diet to family planning are taught each day. Children in early stages of malnutrition are admitted into a bi-monthly outpatient program at the health center where they are assessed by medical staff and supplemental foods are distributed to be administered in the home. Parents attend classes that can inspire life-altering changes in their homes and local pastors offer spiritual support and Bible teaching.
The cycle of malnutrition is broken in families & communities.

Implementation

We believe we can go beyond “teaching a man to fish” and “teach the community to maintain the lake”; we want to break the cycle of malnutrition for generations to come. Serving His Children is coming alongside community leaders and hospital administrators to help them utilize locally available resources and find sustainable solutions to malnutrition. Our goal is to help communities identify their greatest needs and equip them to become their own change agents, therefore ending the cycle of malnutrition in their homes, villages and whole communities. A sustainable means of ending malnutrition is formed.

Our Staff and Programs Are Supported by You!

Together, with your help, we can break the cycle of malnutrition in Uganda. Children can fully recover, families can be empowered, and communities can thrive!