How We Help

Healthcare SJKHCII immunization

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.
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Education

Education

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%).
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EconomicSustainability

Entrepreneurial and Livelihoods Development

Our program is designed to help end poverty, improve nutrition and food security and promote sustainable agriculture. Ultimately, ELD is designed to promote inclusive and sustainable economic growth for our partners.
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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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Latest News

Quarterly Newsletter: Spring 2022 Edition

March 28, 2022

SPRING 2022 NEWSLETTER Welcome to the latest edition of our quarterly newsletter! Important updates about COVID-19 cases in Uganda, updates from St. John’s Kayoro Health Center, Family to Family, as well as upcoming events in the Twin Cities.   PAST ISSUES

Give Us Wings welcomes Peter Carlson as next Executive Director!

March 9, 2022

March 9, 2022   Give Us Wings is pleased to share that the Board of Directors has unanimously voted to appoint Peter Carlson as the next executive director. Peter will assume this important role on May 16, 2022, succeeding current Executive Director, Therese Anderson who announced her retirement in November 2021. Peter’s background as a…

Quarterly Newsletter: Winter 2021 Edition

December 18, 2021

Welcome to the latest edition of our quarterly newsletter! Important updates about COVID-19 cases in Uganda, updates from St. John’s Kayoro Health Center, Family to Family, as well as upcoming events in the Twin Cities. WINTER 2021   PAST ISSUES

Executive Director Therese Anderson to retire in May 2022. Board begins search for successor.

December 10, 2021

The Executive Director position has now been posted. You can view it here. About Us –> Careers.   Saint Paul, MN, November 8, 2021– Give Us Wings International (GUWI), a nonprofit partnering with people living in extreme poverty in Uganda, announced today that it will be commencing a search for a successor to the organization’s…

MISSION

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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