We Need You

needy children

We will do everything that we can to provide help for the needy in Uganda. But without the support of people like you, we will fall far short of those needs. Only with the support of those called to help the children can we hope to find success in our mission.

Please take a moment to read some of the stories of the children that we are working with.


Who We Are

Shepherd girl in Africa

Christian Efforts Against Poverty Uganda is an organization that was started by a former sponsored child of Compassion International. After finishing school and graduating the sponsorship program, Alex Munyantwari tried to help others to the end of his means. But the need was simply too great.

Alex spoke to his former sponsor, now friend, about the struggle with what was in his heart versus what his hands could do. His sponsor told a similar story. As a younger man, he realized that he, alone, could not help those who needed it. But he could advocate for them to create a network with others who, together, could change the world.

And that is exactly what we intend to do.

What We Do

young girl holding a baby

All over Uganda, there are children who go to school with no shoes, no paper, no pencils. There are children who drop out of school at the age of nine because a family member is injured or falls sick. There are children who have never tasted meat, never smelled soap, and never seen a book. And there are people, like you, who want to help them.

We bring together those who need help and those who will help. We are not the answer to the problem. We are simply the voice of the voiceless, calling to the ears of those who will not allow the problem to go unanswered.

Why We Do It

little girl in a floppy hat

Many years ago, someone took a stand on behalf of Alex Munyantwari, the founder of this organization. That person said that they would not allow Alex to fall away into simply doing the best he could do. That person decided that they would help Alex to be the best he could be. That person’s name was Budeaux and he was twelve years old. Alex continued to progress through school until the school fees became too much for his sponsor. Although Budeaux could no longer support Alex directly, he directed Alex to the Mother’s Union at Willowfield Parish Church who took on his school fees until the end of his senior schooling. When Alex was accepted into university, the Mother’s Union could no longer support him. This is when Dan Yleana Newton took over the sponsorship.

Over his life, Alex had three sponsors. Today, he still remembers each one of them gratefully.

We, as a people, will be judged by how we provide for our children; spiritually, mentally, and physically. Because we, as a people, will one day be replaced by our children.

Without us, there are children all over Uganda that will simply have to do the best they can. So the question remains: who are we if we simply stand aside and let that happen? The answer is simple: we will never let ourselves find out.

How To Help

older african woman against a mud wall

A child was walking down a beach. The tide had washed up thousands of starfish. The child was picking up starfish, as he walked, and putting them into his bucket.

A man walked up to him and asked, “Are you collecting all of those starfish?”

The child shook his head and answered, “No, sir. I’m putting them back into the ocean. If I don’t, they’ll die before the tide comes back in.”

The man looked down the beach at the expanse of stranded starfish. Then he looked down at the child and said, “Look how many there are. You think you can save all of them?”

The child picked up another starfish and held it up. He answered, “No, sir. But I can save this one.”

You can not save all of the poverty stricken children in Uganda. But you can save one. Please contact us to find out how.


There are people this world that exists and people look at them and regard them as problems to the community and forget that it’s not their fault but that how God intended it. On another hand, there are people who live their life lavishly having everything they would want in life. They are not only enjoying the joy of essentials but also have what they want and desire; a luxurious living providing them an extra comfort. Yet there are other people who cannot even afford the basic requirements of living. They do not have shelter to live, food to eat, and clothes to wear. People that have extra are living a comfortable and a posh life. While those who have barely the vitals are fighting each day for life. They fail to meet the basic requirements. Friends there is no one to blame if you have nothing thank God for your life and if you have abundance also praise the Lord and ask you self “what can I do for the poor”

There are people who have much more than they need to live while others have barely enough to survive.

Poor people do not have enough clothing, food, education and healthcare. Being poor means deprived economically, politically and socially. They hardly get opportunities. They have inadequate nutrition, higher risk of diseases and lack access to healthcare and basic essentials for living resulting in low achievement. As if this is not enough the children of the poor never have access to education unless “you” the rich intervene.

One cannot make such people to have enough but you can at least help them achieve the essentials of life and lead a prosperous life. Helping the poor and needy people is a good deed. Caring for the poor and needy people and helping them is a noble endeavor. The more you give to the poor and needy people, the more you strengthen them. If you give them the chance or opportunity especially for their children to go to school, you’ll see an effective and long-lasting improvement in their lives. Change your perspective. Instead of considering them as a project to help, view them as people to love and respect.

The following are a few ways in which you can help the poor and needy people.

  1. Moral Consolation

1One of the better ways to help the poor and needy people is to give them a hand up rather than a hand out. Giving them moral support, showing heartfelt humility and respect makes them aware that someone really does care about them and trying to improve their condition. By providing them with the opportunities to improve their condition on their own would increase their self-esteem and help them in overcoming barriers they face every day. Work with the poor and needy people and help them discover their own capabilities and capacity and putting them to use at the right place at the right time. Support them and let them know that they have something of value which can be used for meeting their basic requirements.

  1. Social Media

2Social Media has become one of the most used way to help the poor and needy people and perhaps, the easiest way as well. Through the use of Social media and Social Networking Sites like Facebook or twitter, one can raise his or her voice and create awareness and get a helping hand; can connect to various charity organizations or community centers involved in helping the needy people; can buy products online from websites that donate a portion of their proceeds to charity that helps the poor and needy people. If you can just spare a moment and visit us at www.ceapu.com/contact.You can choose to donate to our work or sponsor a child for only $39 a month.

  1. Personal Financial Help

3Individuals can help the poor and needy people monetarily also. Providing financial assistance to the poor can help them solve the basic problems of living. By providing money to the poor and needy people, they can get the essentials of living. One can get associated with charitable houses and donate money there to help the needy. By providing monetary help to the needy people, they can get meal for their family, a place to live or some clothes.

  1. Fund Raising

4One can join the fund raiser community or engage himself or herself with some organization who is involved in raising funds for the poor and needy people. They can join various activities and plan various strategies for fund raising like help in creating awareness in the society through various modes, conduct various shows like road shows, etc. They can organize activities and become an active member of an organization’s board or membership. Fund raising can involve donating items for free and holding auctions for those items. This would help raise funds. You can write to us and we will see what activity you can raise money for may be House renovations, Water tanks, Clothes, Office equipment’s, Children’s resource center, Chapel for the children, Supplementary feeding etc. Please get to us through www.ceapu.com

  1. Donate Groceries/Eatables

5Provide nutritious meals to the poor and needy people. Donating groceries can help end the hunger of poor and needy people. They cannot even afford a single time meal for themselves and their family, so donating food will make their stomach fill and stay healthy. Rather than wasting food or throwing it, it is better to give it to a needy person. If you can, this would give a poor person a smile.

  1. Collection Drive

6By conducting collection drives for food, clothes, books, blankets and other necessities one can help the poor and needy people. These collection drives can be conducted in schools, offices, churches or locality and reaches to the neediest people. It is one of the easiest ways to help the poor and needy people. Contact the organizations who work for poor people to find out what they need and then organize collection drive by setting up containers at schools, or local premises in which people can drop off donations, ask offices to donate to the drive. CEAPU (Christian Efforts against Poverty Uganda Just visit http://www.ceapu.com) is one of the best and most appropriate organizations that you can contact for such a cause.

  1. Group Involvement/Volunteering Teams

7Volunteering time and skills can help the poor and needy people. Creating awareness among the people for helping the poor and needy people can get more and more individuals join the drive. Groups can be formed that can help the needy, buy them a meal, give them a ride to shelter and other necessary assistance. Volunteers can help and teach them. These volunteers can help in arranging free health camps, doctors can be invited to treat the poor and needy people. Even the smallest efforts count. By sparing just few days a week and doing even the smallest bit possible can do great wonders for the poor and needy people. Also, one can encourage friends or family members to join for just a noble cause. If you have a trip to Uganda, do not accept to go back home minus visiting us to see what we are doing for the children in need.

  1. Donate Old Belongings

8In order to help the poor and needy, one can donate the old stuff from old clothes to appliances etc. Through donating old stuff, donating does help the poor people and makes a difference to those who needs such stuff. Donating clothes especially in winter season when the weather is too cold is of great help to the poor and needy people under our care. Unneeded stuff can be donated to brighten someone else’s day at ceapu.

  1. Better Understanding

9Understand the needs and requirements of the poor and needy people. Help them overcome the adversities of life. One can help the poor and needy people by understanding their wants, desires and thoughts without diminishing their dignity and helping them achieve those wants in a respectable manner. Also, one should treat the poor and needy people with respect and understanding. This would make a huge difference in their lives. Give them the same respect and courtesy you would accord your friends and family members. Respond to them with a kind word and a smile and this will save them a great deal.

  1. Education

10This is the strongest that one can do for the needy “Educate one, you have educated the nation” Thumbs up Dan Yleana Newton for the many that you have sponsored” Imparting knowledge can help the poor and needy to stand on their feet. Education is the beginning of getting out from hardships of life. Giving education to the poor and needy people help them to grow as individuals and help them lead a better life. Education can help them to get a job, be employed build career and achieve success, capability of handling problems and lead a successful life. The poor and needy people can become independent, self-sufficient and better human being through the power of education. Through education, we can help the poor and needy people to develop their skills so that they can take over efforts to revitalize their life rather than always depending on the outsiders to do so for them. Thank you so much for sparing your time to read our post. For more info see www.ceapu.com or write to us ceapuganda@gmail.com. God Bless you.

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20180320_182824As we engage in the attempt to decrease child deaths annually from 12 million, CEAPU (Christian efforts against poverty Uganda) has vowed to take the lead in this provided the resources can allow. We have decided to tackle all angles to allow a child meant to die a chance to life (Partner with us please) we are calling upon all those who are able to participate in this by sponsoring at least only one child. We are also making alarm to ‘Child Survival — Call to Action’ that needs a very quick response.

20180320_182903We have a mother who needs special intervention. She was operated and has 3 new born baby boys who are now one week old. She is in need of your support. Here is a little more information about her and her family.

Her name is Mbabazi Ruth,She is married and she is 40 years.

She is from

Rwakaru Village

Karengeri parish

Muko subcounty


Her other children are

1.Maniriho Miria-23 years

2.Fedias Annet-20 years

3.Nyiratora Jolly-18 years

4.Kyokushaba Rosete-15 years

5.Ruhangariyo Pamela-12 years

6.Manishimwe Henry-9 years

7.Birungi Edgar-6 years

And the now born triplets whose names are:




If there be more information needed let me know. The hospital discharged her on Tuesday 27/3/2017 your intervention done may help these babies to survive early death. Write to us at www.ceapu.com

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20180319_084713Due to the rise in childhood deaths and the failure of poor children to go to schools to learn better ways to live, CEAPU was born in 2015 to find a lasting solution to the community problems. Which we are indeed doing so well. Thanks to all our child sponsors for the work you are doing.

Recognizing that ministries of health in most developing countries lacked, enough resources and so need such projects programs to complement their work is so important, As Christian Efforts Against Poverty, We call upon other  non-governmental organizations to promote child survival. In this era of mobile phones, Facebook, Twitter, the internet and today’s social media, such social mobilization and groups we can change the situation at hand if we work together.

Initially, CEAPU faced opposition from many who accused us doubting the sustainability of our project but by God’s grace and our generous sponsors we are able to support the children under our care. We now have two students in secondary school. But eventually our critics are convinced that our vision for development, creating success stories with those supported with little resources and interventions, we are achieving our overall goal of combating poverty, and providing education and basic needs of life to the poor which will finally produce mature people who can support both themselves and their families.

We believe that with your partnership we can be able to go further. Just commit to sponsor only one child. It costs you only $39 a month. We thank you so much for your support. God bless you.

btn_GiveFor more information visit us at www.ceapu.com you and also send write to ceapuganda@gmail.com



african boy seeking sponsorWhen you sponsor a child through Christian Efforts against Poverty Uganda, you are helping give an orphaned, abandoned and vulnerable child a family and a future. Children who have lost everything get a mother, brothers and sisters and everything they need to have a normal childhood. There are many in this category that are waiting for you.

As a child sponsor, your monthly gift of $39 goes to helping raise your sponsored child. That means you are providing food, clothing, parental care, housing, education and healthcare to a child in need.

CEAPU project provides love, care and support to 50 orphaned abandoned and vulnerable children in Kisoro district Uganda.

We believe that no child should grow up alone.

We hope you do too.



For just $39 a month, you can provide a child in poverty with school fees and uniforms they need to go to school. What’s more, you can send them to a Bible based church each week. This unique combination gives children the opportunity to escape poverty and bring change to their families and communities for a life time. Choose to sponsor a child to day.

Our project commits to find the poorest children in their communities and register them into our programme, regardless of their faith or background because we are non-denominational. We then link each child with a sponsor who begins to make a difference in the life of the child through their letters, prayers and donations.

Your sponsored child will be given the care and resources they need to develop in every area of their lives – their mind, body and relationships, your donation will be used for

  • Fees, and uniforms to go to school
  • Nutritious food
  • Health check-ups
  • Personal attention and guidance from loving staff members
  • An age-appropriate Bible and biblical teaching
  • Literacy and life skills training
  • Encouragement from your letters

We share God’s love with the children we care for, but we don’t require any child to become a follower of Jesus be a part of our programme and receive the benefits. We are committed to working with the poorest of the poor so we help children from all backgrounds regardless of their religion.

CEAPUGANDA program is life changing and you don’t just have to take our word for it! According to us each child under our project should be able to study and finish school. They should also be able to enter salaried employment.

As soon as CEAPUGANDA has registered a child in need into our programme, we start looking for a sponsor to support them. Visit us at www.ceapu/the children and choose a child for yourself. Then you can send us a mail to let us know the child you have decided to sponsor.

Sponsor a child-CEAPUGANDA


HAPPY CHILDRENEvery child deserves a strong start in order to end well (the best chance for a successful future). But too many children right here in the Uganda. And around the world are not getting the opportunity to reach their full potential. You can help change that. If you sponsor a child just one, then you will give them the gift of a better future.

When you sponsor a child, you get a special kind of giving that creates a relationship between you and the community where CEAPUGANDA operates to help to change the future of the children under our care. Sponsorship provides essential help and education to improve the well-being of children. It gives you the opportunity to witness young lives transformed for a better future. When you sponsor a child, two lives are changed: a child’s and yours! Your support helps in the following ways.

Early Childhood Care and Development prepares a child for a bright future by building a strong foundation for success in school. Unfortunately, about 30% of the world’s children fail to reach their developmental potential. And in Uganda fewer than 1 in 5 children have access to early childhood education. This explains why CEAPUganda is here

Basic Education is a right of all children. It’s estimated that 200 million children all over the world will quit elementary school without the basic reading and math skills they will need to thrive. By providing children with a basic education and a quality learning experience now, they will have the tools needed to succeed later in life. This cannot be possible minus your support.

img_0336 Health and Nutrition
 helps ensure that students aren’t too sick or hungry to learn. Worldwide, children lose 500 million school days each year due to illness caused by unsafe water and inadequate sanitation. School Health and Nutrition programs ensure access to proper sanitation and hand washing facilities and teach children the importance of good hygiene. When children regularly wash their hands, diarrhea – one of the most common deadly illnesses for young children in Uganda– is cut by one third. When healthy children can go to school – they can learn more and have greater opportunity to reach their full potential. Your support on this is very much appreciated.



Adolescent Development addresses the needs of teens so they can participate in their own success and the success of their community. Adolescent development programs help them build self-esteem and reduce vulnerability to exploitation, violence, substance abuse, child marriage and much more. Through these programs, teenagers learn life-skills, how to earn and save money and so much more.

 sponsors across all programs. Sponsorship nurtures great ideas helping program staff develop interventions that best meet children’s needs. For example, Literacy Boost started as a program specific to child sponsorship.

Together we can restore hope for more children.




sponsored children getting giftsOnce upon a mountain top, three little trees stood and dreamed of what they wanted to become when they grew up. The first tree looked up at the stars and said,” I want to hold treasure I want to be covered with Gold and filled with precious stones .I will be the most beautiful treasure in the whole world! “The second little tree looked out at a small stream trickling by on its way to the ocean. I want to be travelling mighty waters and carrying powerful kings. I will be the strongest ship in the world.”

The third tree looked down into the valley below where busy men and women worked in a busy town and said “I don’t want to leave this mountain top at all. I want to grow so tall that when people stop to look at me, they will raise their eyes to the heaven and think of God. I will be the tallest tree in the world. “Years passed, rains came, the sun shone and the tree little trees grew tall.one day the wood cutters climbed the mountain. The first woodcutter looked at the first tree and said,” This tree is beatful.it is perfect for me, “With a swoop of his shining ax, the first tree fell.” Now I will be made into a beautiful chest. I shall hold wonderful treasure! “The first tree said

The second woodcutter looked at the second tree and said, “This tree is strong, it is perfect for Me.” with a swoop of his shinning ax, the second tree fell. “Now I shall sail mighty waters! “Thought the second tree. “I shall be a strong ship for mighty kings! “The third tree felt her heart sink when the third and last wood cutter looked her way. She stood straight and tall pointed bravely to heaven but the woodcutter toppled it and said any kind of tree will worker for me. He muttered. With a swoop of his shining ax the third tree fell.

The first tree rejoiced when the woodcutter brought her to the carpenters shop. But he fashioned it into a feed box for animals. The once beautiful tree was not covered with gold nor with treasure .She was covered in saw dust and filled with hay for hungry far m animals .The second tree smiled when the woodcutter took her into the shipyard, but no mighty sailing ship was made that day. Instead the once strong tree was hammered and sewed into a simple fishing boat. She was too small and too weak to sail an ocean, or even a river; instead he was taken to a small lake. The third tree was confused when the wood cutter cut her into strong beams and left her into the lumberyard. “What happened? “All I wanted was to stay on the mountain top and point to God.”

Many days and nights passed. The three trees nearly forgot their dreams. But one night, golden starlight poured over the first tree as a young woman placed her newborn baby in the feed box. “I wish I could make a cradle for him, “her husband whispered. The mother squeezed his hand and smiled as the starlight shone on the smooth sturdy wood. “The manger is beautiful, “she said. And suddenly the first tree knew she was holding the greatest treasure in the world.

One evening a tired traveler and his friends crowded into the old fishing boat. The traveler fell asleep as the second tree sailed out into the lake. Soon a thundering and thrashing storm arose. The little tree shuddered. She knew she did not have the strength to carry so many passengers safely through with the wind and the rain. The tired man awakened. He stood up, stretched out his hands and said,” Peace, be still”. The storm stopped as quickly as it had begun. And suddenly the second tree knew she was carrying the king of heaven and earth. Early one morning a couple of years later, the third tree was startled when her beam was yanked from the forgotten wood pile. She flinched as she was carried through an angry jeering crowd. She shuddered when soldiers nailed a man’s hands to her. She felt ugly and hash and cruel. But three days later with the sun shining and the earth trembling beneath her, the third tree knew that Gods love had changed everything .It had made the third tree strong and every time people thought of the third tree, they would think of God which was better than being the tallest tree in the world!

“Commit to the Lord whatever you do and your plans will succeed” Proverbs 16:3



sponsored children getting giftsSo you ask,what are these people doing.We have your answer.its not doing it but God is using us to do it but we can still tell you what is being done.We want to praise  God for the mighty work He has continued to do by bringing those who have and those who are in need together.On 4th/7/2016 we had the opportunity to host our dear friends Rachael and Leah for sacrificing their time to come to Uganda to see the work we are doing at Christian Efforts Against Poverty Uganda.

They met the children and gave out chickens to the children.They gave us project Tennessee balls and also went a head to provide tooth brushes to children so that they can stop brushing using sticks.Every one was so exited to receive them.The children sung welcome songs did perform skits and the day was wonderful.We later had the opportunity to visit five families.We prayed with them, Mandi shared with the families the word of God and they were very happy.

So what next,Are you prepared to join the line of the people that want to help these children.there are many more in the community that are waiting for you all you need is to just let us know about your plans to work with us.If you can not support at least you can spare time and pray for our ministry.

We thank every one who has contributed to the growth of our project by contributing financially and through your prayers.We love you God bless you.


20160521_160453Glory glory glory!be to God the most high. Thank God for this is how far you have brought us. When we started it was not easy at all but God has been so faithful to us in this ministry. We have had children come to our center, we have taught them and eaten with them. And for the whole holiday period, only one child fell sick and God healed him after seeking for his medical attention. We praise God for the work He is using our supporters to do. Children now come to the center in their uniforms. They are all in school and are very very happy. Friends we are aware that transforming one life is transforming a community.

Educational and spiritual development through discipleship are our major focus. We will do whatever is within our means to ensure that these children continue to grow in the knowledge of the Lord and provide them with sound education because they are the future of the nation. They are now back to school. We were Glad to celebrate the success of one of our children who was the first in class. She has promised us that her future will be bright and she said she does not want to disappoint the sponsor who is paying her school fees. “I am reading very hard because I never knew I will be in school when I lost my father to HIV/Aids” Keep praying for many of our children that are not yet sponsored that they will never lose hope. You could even decide to sponsor one.

20160521_162420We thank God for all the achievements that we have had. It was all through your support and please be encouraged to support and pray for our ministry to the children. Your reward is with the Lord Corinthians 15:58 “Therefore, my dear brothers,stand firm. Let nothing move you. Always give your lives fully to the work of the Lord because you know that your labor in the Lord is not in vain.” Yes the word refreshes and encourages us to to what we do. If you would want to support the door is wide open.