Frequently Asked QuestionsView all FAQ's
What percentage of expenditures are spent on program activities?
Acres of Hope International is committed to spending the maximum amount possible on program activities. We keep our expenses very low with an all volunteer board, employing only limited administrative help. We withhold 17.5% of sponsorship contributions to cover administrative expenses. Each year we evaluate actual expenses to determine how much additional we can forward to Uganda. 100% of all non-sponsorship contributions are sent to Uganda (less bank fees).
What is Acres of Hope Uganda?
A Christ centered community for orphans and vulnerable children. The mission of Acres of Hope Uganda is “to holistically promote the welfare of orphans and vulnerable children by enhancing their capacity individually and at the household level through providing shelters, education, healthcare and financial assistance in order to empower them and consequently, ensure sustainable lives of self-reliance thereafter.”
Why support Acres of Hope Uganda?
Acres of Hope has a unique approach to caring for orphans and vulnerable children. Acres of Hope Uganda was founded by Pastor Geoffrey, who grew up in similar conditions to the kids he now helps (orphaned, hungry, and lacking money for school fees). His past affords him the opportunity to create bright futures. The children live in family settings and the school employs nurturing teachers and class sizes are small. Acres of Hope is a loving community, not an institution. Acres of Hope is operated by Ugandan people who know the culture, understand needs, and are prepared to navigate tragedy to witness triumph. By meeting basic needs, providing high quality education, and equipping the students with technical skills, health returns, healing begins, and hope is restored. The community is also focused on becoming self-sustaining. This is unique approach for charitable organizations in the developing world. In addition to child development, Acres of Hope is creating locally owned businesses and teaching skills beyond the classroom to the children.