Why The Zoe House?

In Uganda official reports state that 25% of girls between the ages of 15 and 19 are already mothers or pregnant with their first child. We exist for the girl who has been shunned from their family, kicked out of their home and has nowhere to turn other than the streets or the slums. We exist for the girl who is terrified because she is carrying a child and can’t comprehend how she will provide for her growing family when she can’t even provide a meal for herself. We exist for the girl who is contemplating a dangerous self-abortion because she lacks a safe place to live and raise a family. We exist for the girl who has been sexually assaulted yet blame is heaped on her for the pregnancy. Together, we can tell a different story.

CORE AREAS OF IMPACT

Holistic Health

The Zoe House assists those affected by trauma through consistent counseling and medical treatment. Providing life-saving medical care to the girls and their unborn babies, as well as creating an environment for emotional healing, is paramount.

Housing and Basic Needs

Many girls in Uganda are chased out of their homes after telling their parents about their pregnancy. With nowhere to turn, vulnerable girls end up in slums selling their bodies for food or a place to stay. The Zoe House is a refuge for these young women experiencing crisis pregnancy.

Economic Empowerment

The cycle of poverty is alleviated through education and job creation. The Zoe House focuses on teaching young girls experiencing crisis pregnancy income-generating skills to sustain their growing family after graduating from The Zoe House

Educational Advancement

Education is the key that unlocks greater opportunities. Unfortunately, pregnant girls drop out of school because of shame or lack of financial support from family. The Zoe House encourages academic advancement through education and other learning opportunities.

Independent Living Skills

The Zoe House provides life management training and other support services to assist young mothers to become more independent in the community and enter motherhood with confidence.

Spiritual Discipleship

The Zoe House is a Christian ministry that teaches core Christian values and creates a model of discipleship that equips young women to be agents of change in their communities.

MAKE OUR HOUSE A HOME

Your generosity creates a sanctuary for girls to dream and flourish

Your donation will go toward purchasing materials needed for our hairdressing and baking/catering courses, provide ultrasounds at a medical facility, host baby showers and be able to have a graduation ceremony at the end of the program.

 

Target: $3000

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02Nov 2019

Opening Day at The Zoe House

A vision that has been years in the making, was finally made a reality. It’s beautiful to see every piece of the puzzle fall into perfect place. Our biggest concern as we launched was finding a way to economically transport the girls from different points in the community to The Zoe House. We didn’t want […]

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27Dec 2018

National Girl Summit 2018

On November 30, a group of people advocating for the end to child marriage gathered at the Imperial Royale Hotel for the 2018 National Girl Summit. The theme of the summit was how to move from commitment to implementation in the campaign against child marriage and female genital mutilation. National Girl Summit Uganda Keynote Speaker, […]

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27Nov 2018

What’s in a name?

Years ago before I moved to Uganda the Lord gave me a vision of a house, a young Ugandan girl and the word “Zoe” spoken over this image. I had absolutely no idea what the word Zoe met, so I messaged my boyfriend at the time, now husband, and asked him if he already picked […]

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