Kupendwa Maternity Home is a residential home for young unwed expectant mothers typically 12 – 18 years old in Uganda. Their home is designed to be a safe haven with a true family atmosphere where the girls can focus on their relationship with Jesus Christ. Their desire is truly that they would find their Savior to be everything that they need, and not only for themselves, but also for their unborn babies.
Kupendwa Ministries wants to provide a place where the girls can focus on their relationship with Jesus Christ, their future, and child’s future, away from any harmful situations or family circumstances that may have led to their crisis pregnancies.
Ever wonder why there are so many orphans in Uganda?
Mothers (especially teenage unwed mothers) in crisis pregnancies are very likely to abandon or dump their children. Many girls dump their babies in pit latrines (outhouses), trash heaps, or other horrible places. Another option that many girls choose is to leave their babies with relatives or someone else nearby (who is most oftentimes incapable of taking care of an abandoned child). Orphanages are another option for these mothers, but we firmly believe that God’s plan is for each child to be raised in a family – regardless of the family makeup. These young mothers are also very likely to abort their babies. The abortion rate in Uganda is high, but would truly be higher if it were possible to count each aborted child.
Premature births are most commonly seen in teenage pregnancies for many reasons. The stress and worry of their future and their child’s future can lead to many complications during both pregnancy and childbirth. Many mothers have seizures, relentless bleeding, or other various traumas during childbirth, which often lead to death of the mother, child, or both.
Their desire is to lead these mothers to the One who can give them true hope and peace during their pregnancy and childbirth. They want to provide a place where the mothers can rest knowing that their every physical need (food, medical care, safe birthing center, etc) is being met, while they are learning how their soul can also find rest in Jesus. We strongly believe that this will drastically reduce the chances of premature births, complications, and deaths during pregnancy and delivery for these mothers.
If you would like to assist in funding this project, please click here and you will be directed to the Kupendwa Ministries donation page on the Kupendwa Ministries web site where you can make your tax deductible donation. Please contact us here at WorldReach with any questions.