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“On my first visit to Uganda in 2007, I was invited to join an organization’s group volunteering at an orphanage.  I have my Masters in Social Work and a life-long passion for children, so it seemed like an interesting experience.  That single volunteer experience has had a profound impact on my life.  I found myself falling in love with the orphans and fascinated with their various backgrounds/cultures. Yet it was also heart-wrenching to witness the effects of past traumas and poverty.  Eventually, I was offered the opportunity to work and live at that same orphanage, so in 2010, my son and I moved here to Uganda.   Over the years, I have had the privilege to visit several Ugandan organizations/ministries. Many of them share an authentic and generous commitment to work tirelessly to support, encourage, and empower their fellow Ugandans.  HAVE  is a non-profit business created to link individuals (like you) seeking an enriching volunteer experience with a receptive, reputable Ugandan organization/ministry.  HAVE’s motto states, when one has integrity and a heart for service, development can be achieved.  Your service will make a positive impact on lives, while also lending a helpful hand to an inspiring project.  In addition, the connections formed will greatly touch your life.  You will surely not leave Uganda the same.”

~Melissa Mosher