They say that Africa gets in your blood and that you’re always drawn to go back. It’s true…which is strange, considering that most of the time I lived there, I wanted to go back to the US. And now I miss it, and wish I could go back for a visit.
One of the reasons I want to go back is this little home called Ekisa down a red dirt road. In a country where special needs are largely overlooked and those with special needs are largely uncared for, this home has become a haven for these children. And what a home it is. Two girls, along with a team of Ugandan staff, and international volunteers, are giving their lives to make sure that these kids have a safe place to live, know that they are loved, and get the best medical care that Uganda has to offer.
Giving the best medical care Uganda can offer is difficult and expensive for this little tiny organization. These children have a variety of needs and many of them are in and out of the hospital for months at a time. The needs vary from wound infections to serious heart defects.
My friend Lovelyn has fallen in love with this little home too and is raising money in honor of her thirty-third birthday for a medical account for Ekisa. She is raising $7500 by the end of the year in order to cover all medical expenses for a couple of months for these kids. Would you consider visiting Love’s blog and donating $33 towards Ekisa’s medical expenses? All donations go directly to Ekisa and are tax-deductible.
If you’re not convinced, watch Mandie Joy’s video of a typical Ekisa family dance party (I think these dance parties happen every day! They love to celebrate life).