Sponsor an orphan

“To the world, I may be one person, but to one person, I may be the world."

In addition to our healthcare efforts, we are committed to combating the cycle of poverty that further besets the lives of children — and particularly orphans — in the communities we serve.

With your support, Operation International provides material assistance to meet the children's immediate needs for proper nutrition, clothing, housing, and education. We also help orphanages with sustainable sources of electricity, water, and food.

Our efforts in Rakai, Uganda

In Rakai, thousands of young children have become orphans due to AIDS, yellow fever, malaria, and many other endemic diseases and poverty. Only “the lucky ones” end up in one of the 4 orphanages there.

Over the last several years, Operation International rebuilt the dormitory and school at the Rakai Infant and Primary School Orphanage. We also added washrooms, solar panels, and many other amenities to make life a bit easier for those children.

Sarah, the caretaker of the orphanage, wrote us a little note about each child so that we don’t forget them. The amount of suffering these kids have endured is incomprehensible.  Each story is heartbreaking on its own, and it goes to prove that life can sometimes be harsh and even unfair.