The Pearl Village
The Pearl Village is a campus located in a remote village called, Ntawawulwa Village. The campus is just a little over an hour away from Project Orphans base in Kampala, Uganda.
Pearl Village is designed to come alongside widows, orphans, young-women, and broken-families in need of a helping hand.
The most marginalized and hurting people in Uganda are women. Left abandoned or widowed, many victims of sex trafficking and HIV+, they are destitute fearing that their children will soon join the ranks of Africa’s countless orphans.
Through the Pearl Village, we are committed to thousands of women who bear the brunt of these horrific injustices. Their key needs include housing, healthcare support, employment and education for their children.
Our goal is to embrace them by meeting their essential needs and empower them to take care of their own families. In addition, we work to strengthen the roles of men and fathers in the community championing positive transformation.
Over 50% of widows in Uganda are illiterate and 61% make less than 5,000 Ugandan Shillings a week (approximately $2 dollars) to survive. The vast majority of widowed or abandoned women have no way of sending their children to school. They have no property and are living to survive!