Amazima Ministries

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People are suffering all around the world and are desperate for the help of those who can provide it. We as Americans can't even begin to comprehend the problems that people of Uganda experience in their daily lives. The struggles that they face derive from the fact that “51% of the Ugandan population lives on less than $1 a day” (Katie Davis Speaks). Many of the people in Uganda are uneducated and therefore unable to obtain jobs, resulting in a massive unemployment rate in Uganda. Without a job, it's nearly impossible for them to get the money they need to support themselves, much less an entire family. Most do not have easy access to some of the most basic necessities, such as food, water, and shelter. With poor living conditions and health…show more content…
She decided to give up the life she had in the United States to travel to Uganda, only relying on funds from her family and friends back home to help support her and her efforts. This eventually led to the development of Amazima Ministries, whose “mission was to provide food, medical care, education, and work to those in need in Uganda” (Katie Davis Speaks). Today, Davis’s ministry provides for nearly 1,600 children, some who would not even be alive today without it. One of the first children Davis’s ministry provided for was a young girl named Agnes, only nine when Davis found her. Her parents had both died from HIV, and she was left to care for her two younger sisters. She had no money and little access to food and water. Davis took Agnes under her wing and gave her the care that she so desperately needed. Agnes and her sisters are now healthy, and Agnes is a caregiver for Amazima (Davis 154). Amazima has had a huge impact on a multitude of children, and Agnes’s story is a reflection of that impact. The ministry has had the ability to completely turn children’s lives around, providing them with opportunities that they have only ever dreamed about. Davis, now twenty-one, is a mom to thirteen young Ugandan girls who do not have families that can support or provide for them. Davis admits she could never have imagined this was where her journey in Uganda would lead her, but she has kept the mindset that “one [child] is enough” (Davis 204). She did everything she could to help every child that crossed her path, regardless of the circumstances. This mindset is what has driven Amazima Ministries to become what it is now and what will continue to drive it to become something even greater in the
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