The Uganda Women Concern Ministry (UWCM) was founded in 1991 by Edith Wakumire, who had herself been orphaned as a child.
The work and achievements of the UWCM
within these communities have received global recognition and Kofi Annan presented Edith
with the United Nations Development Programme award for her work on the eradication of poverty in 1998.
is clearly a woman of faithful ambition and vision.
compassion and understanding of the requirement to meet both
physical and spiritual needs, has brought her
alongside the suffering of the most vulnerable and marginalized.
has challenged and inspired volunteers from churches (sometimes referred to as "angels") to physically search out and care for those most in need.
Our hope is that St James
will have the privilege to continue to support the work of the UWCM
as well as inviting Edith
to come to the UK to teach us to do the same.
, the leader of UWCM
in Mbale sent an email last night explaining she
will visit the areas effected today (Thursday) and provide a further update
One oF Edith Wakumire's
Community Mobilisation teams in the Mt Elgon region
Many people from the 2 St James
have visited the projects in Mbale with ACET and UWCM
and have travelled up to the mountain villages, e.g. Bulago.
2. Participate - we have asked Paul and Edith
to suggest to Love Africa
any specific financial support we can offer, or other practical support and we are waiting for a response.