Rebuilding Villages and Restoring Hope in Kenya and Uganda

Health Care

Access to a health clinic means a young mother can have her baby immunized to prevent him or her from becoming ill, and that the occurrence of malaria drops 253% in one year. This success is due to the public health initiatives by clinic staff. read more


When girls thrive, a country thrives. Women are central to the health of families and communities. Each year of primary education that a girl receives lowers the rate of infant mortality and improves her earning capacity (up to 20%). read more

Economic Sustainability

The key to success in business is training and interest-free loans. Basic training in business and record-keeping, combined with small, interest-free loans, enable men and women to develop successful businesses that support their families. read more
Read Stories of Real People We Have Impacted

Make a Difference with Family to Family Sponsorship

This unique program employs a holistic approach. Families enrolled in this program and living in deep poverty in Uganda are able to provide a stable, healthy environment for their children. The whole family has access to resources related to parenting, health care and business, and one child per family attends a private school. Together, all members of the family work to build a sustainable future.

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GUW is at Urban Growler Brewing Co. TONIGHT, FEB. 12

BEER LOVERS…SEE YOU TONIGHT!  2325 Endicott St, St Paul, MN 55114 Parking We’re Minnesotans, so we know that a beautiful, snowy night like tonight will be the perfect kind of night to hunker down with friends at Urban Growler to enjoy one of UG’s flagship beers, great food, music and friends! … Read More

20 Year Anniversary Celebration! April 13, 2019

Please join us for Give Us Wings’ 20th Anniversary Celebration! Saturday, April 13, 2019 5:30 – 9:30 PM McNamara Alumni Center 200 Oak Street SE Minneapolis, MN 55455 JOIN US FOR… Keynote addresses by Mary Steiner and Shawn Whelan, Give Us Wings Co-Founders and Sarah Muzaki, Africa Program Director Silent … Read More

Year-End Letter from Give Us Wings’ Executive Director

  Dear Friend of Give Us Wings, Do you remember what you were doing 20 years ago? In 1999, Give Us Wings was just getting started! We were a small, completely volunteer-run organization working to help people in Kenya and Uganda. We began by providing packets of seeds and hoes … Read More

Check out our Winter 2018 Newsletter

WELCOME to the latest edition of the Give Us Wings quarterly  newsletter. Please take a few moments to learn about some of the important work you make possible as well as ways you can help Give Us Wings to keep moving forward. There is much to be proud of, and much … Read More

Encourage, support and partner with people living in extreme poverty in Uganda as they transform their lives and become self-sufficient through greater access to quality health care, education and economic opportunities.
“Participating in the Family to Family program turned our focus in heart, mind, and body, outward from our family to the world beyond our doors.” — Jered W.J.

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Give Us Wings works with the poorest of the poor in forgotten villages in Kenya and Uganda. We are committed to providing the resources and support to empower people to overcome poverty and to become self-sufficient. Join us! We are making a big difference in the lives of many people and there are many ways you can be involved.

"Right after I gave birth to my twins I was suffering. I had no money to pay my rent and could not even afford food. Then someone told me about Give Us Wings. They have given me so much support with business grants, loans and education. My family's life has changed."
– Judith, Hera Women’s Group, Tororo

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