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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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: 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…

Gifts of Joy 2021 : The Beekeepers Edition!

November 4, 2021

“We are the Kirinya Beemasters. We are farmers who are working together and we request your support. We are lacking bee suits and other equipment like modern beehives.” – Atieno Grace, Chairperson of Kirinya Beemasters Cooperative GIFTS OF JOY CATALOG Our Gifts of Joy Catalog offers many ways to honor the special people in your…

23rd Annual Celebration! April 23, 2022

October 25, 2021

Save the date for our 23rd Annual Celebration! Saturday, April 23, 2022 IN PERSON & ONLINE The Metropolitan 5418 Wayzata Blvd Golden Valley, MN 55416 We are planning for an in-person event with a virtual option. More details to come! CURRENTLY SEEKING AUCTION ITEMS! Consider donating an item or gift card to be including in…


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.

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