Obwobwo CarePoint, a former internally displaced persons (IDP) camp, is located in Katakwi district in Ongongoja sub-county with a population just under 1,000 people.
There are a high number of orphaned children due to HIV/AIDS. The community is entirely dependent on subsistence farming and experiences high rates of poverty. There is one school serving children in five surrounding villages and roughly 300 children are enrolled. Many parents are not motivated to send their children to school because many feel disowned by their government and the world. The community does not have a health clinic, so even treatable illnesses can be life threatening. Clean water is unreliable due to only one borehole that frequently breaks down, and the next closes borehole is about 10 km away.
With the partnership of Jamie Wingert Connect Community, the children at Obwobwo CarePoint have the opportunity to grow physically, spiritually, and emotionally while the Jamie Wingert Connect Community also experiences positive transformation!
The HopeChest Team Supporting Obwobwo
International Operations Director
HopeChest Partnership Leader
Empower a Child at Obwobwo
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Your sponsorship is the starting point of a journey that equips vulnerable children, their families, and their communities to create sustainable transformation. When you sponsor a child with HopeChest, you are not just supporting one child — you are helping transform entire communities.
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