Proofs: Amazima / by Morgana Wingard

Proofs: Amazima

During a recent trip to Uganda, I met the hardworking cooks of Amazima – Nancy, Joanne, and Josephine. You think it’s hard to cook for your family? Trying cooking for more than 400. These women sweat over massive caldrons of 60 kilos of rice, beans, and chicken every Saturday to feed children from the community. It’s part of a larger program called Amazima Ministries – a U.S. based 501 (c) (3) non-profit. According to the latest UN stats from 2009, there are an estimated 2.7 million orphans in Uganda. Amazima’s founder, Katie Davis, started the organization at merely 19 to feed, educate and encourage these vulnerable children. To learn more, visit http://www.amazima.org/.