Bundibugyo is a district in western Uganda situated in the foothills of the Rwenzori Mountains, some 400 km from Uganda’s capital, Kampala. It has borders with the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) in the west and north. Bundibugyo has been exposed to much violence and upheavals for many years and tens of thousands of civilians have been displaced. The war and violence in DRC have spilled over into Bundibugyo and devastated the region, leaving many families with no employment, no basic income, and no financial support from anywhere. The communities along the border are, to this day, subject to occasional raids and skirmishes between a rebel faction and the army. Bundibugyo Town was also the epicenter of the Ebola Outbreak in 2007.
Three years ago, some fervent TLIG readers from Europe ventured to bring the TLIG books to Uganda. There are now 6 TLIG Prayer Groups in Bundibugyo alone. Bugombwa’s TLIG group arranged for setting up a Beth Myriam and for feeding many children of Bugombwa who are victims of the war and violence. The Beth Myriam is cooperating with the Parish, where the Beth Myriam is established. It offers meals 5 days a week and has saved the lives of 150 starving and dying and malnourished children. The people of Bugombwa are grateful for the generosity and humanitarian care.
Address: Bugombwa, Uganda
Responsible: Anne Amanya
Tel: +256 774 160 839