Monday, January 30, 2012

Purpose in Action

Richard Mutaawe, co-founder and sponsorship/administration director of RODI, grew up in the Rakai regions with RODI co-founder Johnson Lwondo. By age 10 he was an orphan due to AIDS. Also left behind were his three younger siblings Richard would raise on his own. Sadly, one sibling did not make it to adulthood.

However with support from various individuals and organizations, Richard managed to attended school and raise his two siblings. The precious assistance that helped him combat desperate circumstances inspired him to pair up with Johnson to start RODI.

Today Richard and his wife, Annette, have two children, Mercy and Joshua. Richard holds a bachelor’s degree in education and is a registered teacher in Uganda. He is currently enrolled in his final year of a program to obtain his master’s in public administration and management. Richard says, “Every time I visited the village where I grew up and saw old ladies struggling in vain to take care of orphans, memories of how I suffered came back. I wondered what I could do to help until we were inspired to start RODI. Since then, I have taught school to support my family but have found my true purpose in helping the needy children and women.”

Johnson and Robert with RODI beneficiary, Molly.

African Children Today supports RODI because the results are so clear: With generous support from willing individuals, RODI is able to truly help needy children and women.

Be part of the change.

Contact ACT to learn more.

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