# of Sponsored Children: 283
# of Children waiting for Sponsors: 53
Year Connected to ARM: 2008
Closest Major City: Soroti Town
Sponsorship Location Code: SOR
City Population: 524,800 people (2009)
Distance to Entebbe Airport: 350 miles
- Child Development Project
- Soroti Community Church
- Mercy Network
- 6,252 acres of land
Community Qualities: Soroti district is located in Eastern Uganda. Agriculture is the main source of food and income in the area. Most people engage in subsistence farming, livestock rearing and fishing.
Average Income: $30 per month
% Orphaned: 15%
Literacy Rates: 62% for males, 34% for females
Primary Issues: Inconsistent weather and climatic conditions have greatly affected the agriculture in this area. HIV/Aids, political insurgency and floods have also affected the region.
Eragu Francis is in Primary Seven (7th Grade). He stays with his single mother in the deep village, 13 miles from the main road. When he joined Soroti CDP in 2008, he could honestly testify that he did not have one single possession. But today, with the help of his sponsors, he has been saving for his future.
Eragu has been very wise in how he uses the gifts his sponsor sends him. At first he bought a goat. He continued to buy goats until he had saved enough to trade them for a cow. He continued to do this, and now he is a proud owner of 3 cows, 2 sheep, and 3 goats. This has greatly impacted him and his mother. Giving them the ability to better sustain their family through the revenue they get from their livestock.
Eragu and his mother are extremely grateful for his sponsors, and they keep them in their prayers each and every day! Eragu is just one example of the lasting impact that sponsorship can have on an entire family!
Program Overseer: Ps. Julius Eribu
Ps. Julius was born in 1965 and accepted Jesus as his Saviour in 1981 through a group of door-to-door evangelists. His passion is to transform his society through the children he works with and trains to be future leaders.
Program Director: Agatha Omagor
Agatha, born in 1979, has a twin sister named Beatrice. She is married to a pastor who serves with a full gospel church. She loves singing and children. She first started working with ARM in 2004, as a social worker in Rakai.
Please keep Soroti CDP in your prayers!
- 7 of our children were selected to travel with the 2014 Mwangaza Choir!
- God has kept the children and the staff safe and alive!
- Our staff member, Alice, was able to travel with the 2013 Mwangaza Choir!
- Our sponsorship numbers have continued to raise
- Our staff who are committed to the ministry
- For our children who lost their sponsors to find new ones
- For the upcoming 2014 choir tour to be successful
- For our project to be able to acquire a motorcycle so we can better reach our children and their families
- Our project finances