Our History in Uganda
In 1988, FH began working in Uganda with a focus on meeting the long-neglected physical and spiritual needs of prisoners and prison staff. In 1990, FH, in partnership with UNICEF, began a water and sanitation project in the northern districts of Apac and Lira. By 1992, FH was engaging in an agriculture program for the resettled herdsmen from Luwero who had been moved to the Mburo resettlement scheme in Western Uganda shortly after the war in the 1980s. Many children were orphaned by the war and living with family members or friends causing additional financial strain on the community. This gave rise to the child development program, which later extended to the Lira, Kitgum, Mpigi, Kapchorwa, Mukono, Mbale, Kumi and Soroti districts. Since then, FH has focused efforts on doing long-term development work with a focus on livelihoods, education, health and HIV/AIDS prevention, treatment, care and support.