Meet Joyce Kidulu in Mbale, Uganda working hard to help 57 vulnerable street children
Joyce Kidulu looks out for 57 ‘street children’ in Mbale, Uganda. They have nothing, no family, no home, no education, just the ragged clothes on their backs, and what little grassroots organisations on the ground can do to help feed them.
One of these is Wise Choices. It is not really their mandate to look after orphaned and abandoned children, but when there is this level of suffering what choice do they have? They are seeking assistance from wherever they can get it.
They have put out an appeal for six months of food for the street children, with a budget of $6000 attached to it.
CreateCare Global is always looking for ways in which we can both empower people wanting to help, and to find creative ways in which they can.
We ask people to commit to a small act only. So how could we make it possible to contribute to such a huge ask?
Then we found Jumia!
Jumia is an online shopping portal that operates in Uganda for a small delivery cost. We have made up a few staple ‘food packs’ you can purchase below, and have full confidence they will go straight to Joyce and the food she makes into the street children’s stomachs.
What better way is there to act, than to feed a starving child— like William*, 11 years old who has been on the street since he was nine, surviving by carrying luggage. *True name withheld.
The staple food packs
Flat Bread pack
Supply enough ingredients to make at least 40 flat breads includes 3 packs of flour, baking powder, cooking oil and sugar.
At current prices 47,000 Ugandan Shillings
Please feel free to make up your own packs. You can double the quantities, or just send flour. Whatever small act you can commit to will make a big impact for these children.
Head on over to Jumia, create an account and start feeding the children today!
Staples Rice & Beans
5 kilos of rice and 5 kilos of beans
At current prices 60,700 Ugandan Shillings