Ongongoja CarePoint

Ongongoja is located roughly 450 km from Uganda’s capital, Kampala. Families in the area are reliant on subsistence farming and cattle rearing. Food security is a major concern with many families not having enough food to last between harvests.


The community faces challenges in providing basic education to children. Having to travel long distances and expensive school fees are two major factors of children not being able to attend school. Forty-three percent of the population aged six and older have never attended school. Malaria is the leading cause of illness and death among children five and under with HIV/AIDS continuing to be a significant challenge. Many deaths are due to preventable diseases.
With the partnership of Orphans of Teso, the children at Ongongoja CarePoint have the opportunity to grow physically, spiritually, and emotionally while the Orphans of Teso community also experiences positive transformation!

The Ongongoja CarePoint is part of the Orphans of Teso family of CarePoints in Eastern Uganda, which also includes Bukedea CarePoint and Ogoloi CarePoint.

The HopeChest Team Supporting Ongongoja

Joseph Elotu
Country Director

Michelle Smith
Community Partnership Manager

Jen DeBruin
HopeChest Partnership Leader

Empower a Child at Ongongoja

Empowering a child is one of the most personal ways that you can make an impact on global poverty. It is more than providing for their physical, emotional, and spiritual needs. When you sponsor a child, you build a relationship that shows that child they are valuable, worth loving, and worth investing in.

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.

Fund a Project at Ongongoja

HopeChest’s approach to alleviating poverty is asset-based, because we believe that in every place on earth there are resources, not only for surviving, but for thriving and succeeding. Local leaders tell us what they do have instead of what they don’t have, and we walk with them to see their vision for their community come to fruition through development projects.

Your meaningful gift to fund a project at Ongongoja CarePoint is transformational rather than transactional. It promotes empowerment rather than dependence. Your support for these projects will go a long way as, together, we invest in holistic and sustainable solutions that address the root issues of poverty.

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