Heart & Hands

Lira, Hoima, and Amuria, Uganda

Heart & Hands is a ministry to elderly widows (affectionately referred to as grannies) who have lost their own children to AIDS and are now caring for their grandchildren.  With compassion, the ministry breaks through the shame and stigma associated with AIDS to meet physical and spiritual needs. Heart & Hands feeds families by delivering food packages and helping the "grannies" start gardens. The gardens provide a source of food, income, and dignity. Many of the grannies suffer from HIV or other illnesses. Heart & Hands arrange for the grannies to receive the medical treatment they need. The staff visits frequently encouraging and praying with these women. The love of Christ, shown by Heart & Hands, is transforming lives.