About KIK

There are over two million orphans in Uganda and over 50% of Uganda’s population is under the age of 15. Many countries, including Uganda, in Africa have been ravaged and torn apart by AIDS and war leaving millions of innocent children on the streets and without a family. Many of these children find their way to the inner city and join a gang inside a ghetto just to survive. The streets are littered with abandoned and/or orphaned children. Many die from malnutrition and starvation. Others die from diseases such as malaria and typhoid. Their numbers are too great and yet they are an unnumbered population. They have become to their society, disposable. However, there are those who refuse to accept these facts as the only answer. Kids Inspiring Kids plans on “Inspiring Nations One Life at a Time”.

Vision:

Kids Inspiring Kids is a non-profit 501(c) 3 Corporation in the USA. The Parent Organization is The International Fellowship of Ministries. Kids Inspiring Kids can issue tax deductible receipts for any money or goods received.

Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Buy a Shirt, Support a Village

#BuyaShirtSupportaVillage

Kids Inspiring Kids is building a new sustainable village for 3000 Acholi people that currently reside in the Banda Acholi Quarters. These incredible people have endured so much in their lifetimes, and yet again face adversity as the city of Kampala plans to reclaim their land and demolish their living quarters in the next 1-2 years. This will displace thousands of Acholi families, inevitably resulting in many deaths. 
When you purchase a shirt you not only have the opportunity to support the building of Place of Refuge Village, you also can proudly display the charity you helped support by wearing the shirt you receive. 
#BuyaShirtSupportaVillage on your social media once your shirt is shipped! 








Less than $20 will save thousands of lives.


Click this LINK  or the photo above to see additional details. We are halfway to our goal with 20 days left in the campaign.

Friday, May 5, 2017

Safari Tents...and how YOU can help right NOW!

As we establish a strong foundation and consistent supervision, we want to move a few anchor families out in the next couple of months to provide essential leadership.
The beauty is that these tents can be set up quickly, are easily movable as we build and grow, and allow us to transition these families to the village much sooner than anticipated.
$3,500 will provide one 16' x 24' tent and all interior furnishings for 4 people. Six tents would help us move families out more quickly filling this foundational leadership need.
This is a gift that will keep on giving! As we are able to build permanent housing, we will continue to use the tents for work groups and visiting teams.
Thank you for your help friends!


How to Donate
1. You can use our link on this page to donate through PayPal with your choice of funding. This can be as a one-time donation or a recurring payment. Please be aware that this method does result in a 3% surcharge to our organization. Click: DONATE
2. You can mail a check directly to “Kids Inspiring Kids” at 3601 Fowler Drive, Austin, Texas 78738. Please specify “Village Project” in a note or on the check so that we can appropriately direct your funds.
3. You can provide a check to one of our volunteer fundraisers to be deposited directly into the Kids Inspiring Kids account. Contact Nicole at nicole@kidsinspire.com

Monday, April 10, 2017

The Next Phase....pigs, cows and chickens!

With the completion of the second well on the Place of Refuge Land, we are now entering the next phase!
This phase will cost about $60k and consist of clearing land and starting to build the homes that the relocated families will live in. Click on the photo for more Village information and to make a donation.

The purchase of animals will help us clear the land naturally and provide food. 








Buy a PIG for $90.00 USD








Buy a COW for $250.00 USD








Buy a CALF for $100.00







Buy a CHICKEN for $10.00 USD







Buy a GOAT for $30.00 USD







Buy a PIGLET for $25.00 USD













We also will be purchasing a brick maker. This machine mixes mud with concrete and makes strong bricks that don't have to be fired in a kiln. It is also more efficient and faster. The local bricks deteriorate after some time, but bricks made with the brick maker will last a lot longer, provide better insulation and weather the elements more effectively. 


Click on the photos to make a DONATION at the bottom of the page and mark the PayPal notes accordingly. OR send a check to the address below marked accordingly. 

Thank you to everyone who is supporting and continues to support our efforts in Uganda, Africa.


How to Donate
1. You can use our link on this page to donate through PayPal with your choice of funding. This can be as a one-time donation or a recurring payment. Please be aware that this method does result in a 3% surcharge to our organization. Click: DONATE
2. You can mail a check directly to “Kids Inspiring Kids” at 3601 Fowler Drive, Austin, Texas 78738. Please specify “Village Project” in a note or on the check so that we can appropriately direct your funds.
3. You can provide a check to one of our volunteer fundraisers to be deposited directly into the Kids Inspiring Kids account. Contact Nicole at nicole@kidsinspire.com

Friday, March 17, 2017

How Many People Does it Take To Dig a Well?!





Kids Inspiring Kids currently has two American volunteers in Uganda, Africa helping to dig wells on Place of Refuge Village land. These wells are the foundation for everything else to come. Water is life. 








The volunteers were greeted in the Banda Acholi Quarters with a celebration of local singing and dancing. They even got to participate with local drums and instruments. 



In Uganda, we have only two seasons since we are located on the equator, dry and rainy season. During rainy season the roads are treacherous and mud slides are common, but in dry season everyone hopes that they have enough reserve water saved to last until the next rainy season. The city water is run by the government and sometimes it turns off, for no rhyme or reason.






The first well had to be dug 30 feet down, which is about 10 feet deeper than originally planned, but it has about a 15-foot pocket. 
The adventure to dig this well was not without its hardships. These water wells will be used to make bricks, laundry, cooking, etc.


The car broke down getting out to the land, the casing on the well broke...TIA (this is Africa). When something goes wrong and/or breaks, unfortunately, there is not a Home Depot down the road to keep the work moving at a smooth pace. The work is also incredibly labor intensive and with the heat and humidity, it only adds to the challenges. All of the hard work is worth it though.


There is a lot of work still to be done. We need your help. Visit the Meeting Needs link on our website for current and immediate needs.
Contact our PR Manager Nicole with any additional questions: nicole@kidsinspire.com
Visit our Facebook Page for more photos, videos, live streams and information. 



How to Donate
1. You can use our link on this page to donate through PayPal with your choice of funding. This can be as a one-time donation or a recurring payment. Please be aware that this method does result in a 3% surcharge to our organization. Click: DONATE
2. You can mail a check directly to “Kids Inspiring Kids” at 3601 Fowler Drive, Austin, Texas 78738. Please specify “Village Project” in a note or on the check so that we can appropriately direct your funds.
3. You can provide a check to one of our volunteer fundraisers to be deposited directly into the Kids Inspiring Kids account. Contact Nicole at nicole@kidsinspire.com

Monday, March 6, 2017

The Story of Ketty Adong

The story you are about to read truly represent the experiences that nearly all of these
survivors have endured. They have been through more in their short lives than any of us
can imagine. Yet, they somehow find incredible strength and hope.
This story is entirely factual and is written unedited in the voice of
the survivor. Please be aware that these are emotionally sensitive and graphic depictions
of struggles.

I was 19 years old and I just had a baby with my husband. I went to the village to see
my family in Lira when the rebels came and took my brother, my sister and me. They
tied us all together with ropes as they started marching to where we didn’t know. It
was raining hard and the going was not easy. One of the boys that were with us was
commanded to go into a shop and bring out items for the rebels. He refused and was
shot to death. The rebels used fear tactics and threats of death to keep us marching
and to stay with them. We finally reached a place called Orumu where the rebels put
us into groups to do certain jobs. I was given the job of cooking for the bosses. They
demanded I cook for them even when food was not available. If there were any
complaints then we were beaten and threatened with death. As we moved many people
died and I lost hope for living. From Orumu we traveled to Karamoja district. It was
here that they told us drink milk mixed with blood. When I refused I knew that it
was the end of me but I was able to pretend that I drank it and was spared. One day
an airplane flew overhead and started bombing where we were. Many were wounded
and several died. We fled and crossed the Moroto River. Life was getting harder with
nothing to eat and only dirty water to drink. We continued to march to the border of
Sudan. The rebel group went back down into Uganda and continued to kill people.
They cut mouths and ears off of people just because. People in the group became sicker and weaker. When they could no longer move the rebels asked them if they wanted to rest. If their answer was yes then they were shot and given a “permanent rest”. We reached Gulu and we had to look for food. They ambushed people taking food to sell at the market. Many people were killed and others captured. There was a pregnant woman that was captured and when the rebels found out they put her to death immediately. The rebels only like you to be pregnant by them. I got pregnant by one of the rebels and I was very sick. There was not enough food to sustain me and
my legs were not working properly. I was left, because I couldn’t walk, which was a
miracle that I wasn’t killed. I waited for four days when some people found me and
took me to a place where I could rest. I buried my clothes as I didn’t want to
remember the time in the bush. I gave birth to a baby boy who eventually died. I
made my way to Kampala to stay with a sister and her husband. At first, they didn’t
believe that it was really me and that I was alive. I was taken to a hospital. I was told
I have TB. I ended up in the Banda Acholi Quarters and have been working towards
a life outside of the Bush. I have two children and am trying to help three others that
belonged to my sister who died. One of my biggest problems is that I cannot go back
to my village as people there think I am the one who caused the death of the boy who
refused to get things out of the shop for the rebels. All I want now is a place to go
where I have enough food, shelter and to make a better life for me and my children.


You can be a part of helping Ketty and her family find a better life. We are building Place of Refuge Village. Learn more by clicking this link. 

How to Donate
1. You can use our link on this page to donate through PayPal with your choice of funding. This can be as a one-time donation or a recurring payment. Please be aware that this method does result in a 3% surcharge to our organization. Click: DONATE
2. You can mail a check directly to “Kids Inspiring Kids” at 3601 Fowler Drive, Austin, Texas 78738. Please specify “Village Project” in a note or on the check so that we can appropriately direct your funds.
3. You can provide a check to one of our volunteer fundraisers to be deposited directly into the Kids Inspiring Kids account. 


Contact our PR manager Nicole: nicole@kidsinspire.com for more information

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

We cannot do it alone


Maya Angelou, 1928 - 2014

Lying, thinking Last night
How to find my soul a home 
Where water is not thirsty 
And bread loaf is not stone 
I came up with one thing 
And I don’t believe I’m wrong 
That nobody, But nobody 
Can make it out here alone. 
Alone, all alone 
Nobody, but nobody 
Can make it out here alone. 
There are some millionaires 
With money they can’t use 
Their wives run round like banshees 
Their children sing the blues 
They’ve got expensive doctors 
To cure their hearts of stone. 
But nobody No, nobody 
Can make it out here alone. 
Alone, all alone 
Nobody, but nobody 
Can make it out here alone. 
Now if you listen closely 
I’ll tell you what I know 
Storm clouds are gathering 
The wind is gonna blow 
The race of man is suffering 
And I can hear the moan, 
‘Cause nobody, But nobody 
Can make it out here alone. 
Alone, all alone 
Nobody, but nobody 
Can make it out here alone.
At KIK we have a BIG vision for the people of Uganda. Place of Refuge Village is place of Hope, Inspiration, a HOME. 
How to Donate 1. You can use our link on this page to donate through PayPal with your choice of funding. This can be as a one-time donation or a recurring payment. Please be aware that this method does result in a 3% surcharge to our organization. 2. You can mail a check directly to “Kids Inspiring Kids” at 3601 Fowler Drive, Austin, Texas 78738. Please specify “Village Project” in a note or on the check so that we can appropriately direct your funds. 3. You can provide a check to one of our volunteer fundraisers to be deposited directly into the Kids Inspiring Kids account.
For More Information If you are interested in having a volunteer from Kids Inspiring Kids provide you more information, please use the email address provided on this page to contact us. We would gladly make arrangements to meet with you in person, via skype, or on the phone to discuss the project in more detail. The fundraising team is available to give presentations to individuals or groups interested in learning more about our efforts and opportunities for philanthropy. nicole@kidsinspire.com 

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

We are on TV!

Click to Watch KIK on Nebraska TV morning show

Segment of Director Tomi's interview this morning is NOW posted at the link above. Visit our Facebook page to see additional clips!

CLICK: Kids Inspiring Kids Facebook