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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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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Entrepreneurship 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

Twins games volunteer fundraiser!

May 23, 2023

Volunteer at a concession stand for Give Us Wings! The Minnesota Twins are giving us the opportunity to volunteer at concession stands during games to raise money for Give Us Wings!   No experience necessary — you’ll get all the training you need (including a 45 minute online course that you can take at your…

Ride for Uganda – September 30

May 18, 2023

  Give Us Wings 2nd Annual Ride for Uganda! Saturday, September 30   Get out and enjoy Minnesota’s beautiful fall weather and support a great cause. More details coming soon on this family friendly event.

Successful first online forum with Uganda staff!

February 28, 2023

Give Us Wings’ first-ever live online forum via Zoom was a success! Executive Director Peter Carlson and Program Coordinator Betsy Davies moderated a conversation with Moses Obenen (Country Program Director) and Grace Mary Alweny (Family to Family Program Officer) live from their office in Tororo, Uganda. Moses and Grace shared latest from Tororo, told us…

Quarterly Newsletter: Winter 2023 Edition

January 23, 2023

WINTER 2023 NEWSLETTER Welcome to the latest edition of our quarterly newsletter:  Updates from Uganda, upcoming events, a special remembrance of Board member Bill Norman, and more. Take a few moments to read all about how your partnership is positively impacting families living in extreme poverty in Uganda. PAST ISSUES JOIN OUR MAILING LIST


Encourage, support and partner with people living in extreme poverty in Uganda as they transform their lives 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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