Frequently Asked Questions
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The mission of Desire Child Care Organization is to empower and inspire compromised and vulnerable Ugandan children by providing essential needs,
holistic arts-based education, and fostering a healthy, loving, and safe family environment.
What do we mean by compromised and vulnerable?
A child under the age of sixteen years may be considered compromised or vulnerable because of the death or disappearance of, abandonment or desertion by, or separation or loss from one or both parents. The child of an unwed or underage mother may also be considered compromised or vulnerable if the extended family is unable or unwilling to care for the child properly.
How is Desire Child Care Organization different from other similar organizations?
Desire is different because we are a family-based organization that is dedicated to providing long-term love and mentorship to compromised and vulnerable children. We are not an orphanage, we are a family, and our goal is to provide a safe and nurturing environment where each child feels safe to share their thoughts and feelings. We are a legally registered organization and all of the funds go directly to the care of the children. We also prioritize close medical and mental health attention to each of our kids and believe in a holistic approach to child-raising.
Additionally, we are working towards achieving self-sufficiency through agriculture and aim to help children become confident cultural contributors and leaders. Our ultimate goal is to support them in achieving their hearts' desires.
How do I support Desire Child Care Organization?
Visit our INVEST IN OUR PROJECT page. There you will find a button linkinging to our ongoing GoFundMe Sustainability Campaign page. Please share our website with anyone you think may be interested in becoming a benefactor or angel investor.
Are my donations tax-deductible?
Not at this time. Though we are an officially registered and legally recognized limited organization, we are still in the process of applying for NGO/Non-profit status. Therefore we must look at all donations at this time as investments in the development of our foundation. Once we have met our critical housing and food priorities, we will pursue raising the funds necessary for starting our NGO application process and beyond.
How will my donation be used?
This is entirely up to you. If you would like to make an investment toward our urgent PHASE ONE priorities on the INVEST IN OUR PROJECT page, you can do so directly, securely, and quickly via GoFundMe. If you wish to provide specifically toward education fees, bedding, toys, books, art supplies, land purchase, livestock, etc., just let us know and we will happily comply with your wishes. We appreciate every generous gift, no matter the amount.
Can I sponsor the needs of one or more children?
Absolutely! Visit the MEET THE CHILDREN page and let us know which child or children you would like to set up a sponsorship fund for. We will come up with a reasonable amount that will include all their basic needs.
Note: of the 32 children in our care, ages 2-14, there are some with regular special medical needs and other requirements, so the cost of provisions for each child may vary slightly.
Will my information be shared or sold?
Your privacy is of paramount importance to us. We promise to never share or sell your personal information.
Please let us know if we may use your name to add to our public list of donors (first initial and last name only). We are also happy to list you as Anonymous. Your preference.
"Let's save compromised and vulnerable children together."
At Desire Child Care Organization, we take action to empower and inspire the next generation of Ugandan children in Kampala and Mukono through providing essential needs such as wholesome food, safe housing, healthcare, and education, fostering a lifelong love of learning and self-sufficiency, all while creating a family environment where every child feels loved and cared for.