# of Sponsored Children: 254
# of Children Waiting for Sponsors: 37
Year Connected to ARM: Sept. 2004
Closest Major City: Mbarara Town
Sponsorship Location Code: MBA
City Population: 418,300 people (2009)
Distance to Entebbe Airport: 196 miles
- Bethel Christian School
- Bethel Community Church
- CDP Project
- 4 acres of land
- 7-Room Office Block
Community Qualities: Mbarara is located in South Western Uganda. The majority of the people in Mbarara are rural dwellers while the urban population constitutes just 20%. The majority of the people are subsistence farmers who have limited capacity to care for their children. The major sources of income for the population include: bananas, coffee, maize, beans, fruits, vegetables, cattle, goats, chicken, pigs, and livestock products such as: milk, hides, skins and eggs.
Average Income: $15 per month
% Orphaned: 15%
Literacy Rate: 20% women / 35% men
Primary Issues: Poverty, limited availability of scholastic materials, & the vulnerability of children.
Meet Brian Tusingire and his family!
The Mbarara CDP has given its community a face lift! Among the families that have benefited from the program, is that of Brian Tusingire. When he lost his father at a young age, Brian’s hopes of going to school were lost as the family could not afford the fees he needed to attend. But by God’s grace, Brian was given the opportunity to join Mbarara’s CDP!
Brian was not the only one to benefit from the CDP however. One day Brian’s sponsor came to Uganda to visit him and his family. When Brian’s sponsor reached the family home he realized that the home they lived in would not be able to sustain the family much longer as its mud walls were crumbling around them. It was this interaction that motivated him to send money to ARM to help build a new home for his sponsored child. Today Brian and his family have a new house with three bedrooms, a sitting room and a bathroom. God has provided them with much more than they could have ever asked for or imagined thorugh the faithfulness of his sponsor and all the people who faithfully serve at ARM! To God be the Glory!
Program Overseer: Ps. Joseph Bataringaya
Ps. Joseph gave his life to Christ at age 21. In 2005, he graduated with a diploma in theology & has been pastoring Bethel Community Church. He desires to see transformation in his community through quality education, medical services, spiritual revival and much more.
Program Director: Evary Batareine
Evary was saved in 1973. He graduated from E.African School of Theology in Kenya with a a degree in Bible & theology in 1996. He enjoys preaching & teaching both young children & adults. His desire is to grow the children in Mbarara into a strong church and future nation of tomorrow.
Please Keep Mbarara CDP in your prayers! Their requests are as follows:
OUR PRAYER REQUESTS:
- Pray that the child who have lost their sponsors will find new ones soon
- Pray that we will be able to register more children in our lower primary (nursery, p.1-p.3) levels
- Pray that all of our children will come to know Jesus Christ as their Lord and Saviour
- Pray that we will have an equipped health centre near our project that can serve our children and our staff well
- Pray that we will be able to open other project sites in Mbarara
- Pray for our children, that they will have good health
- Pray for our children, that they will excel in their academics
- Pray for our children, that they will grow to be responsible Christian citizens
- Pray for our staff, as they serve and work with us