How Malayaka House began


How Malayaka House began…

Our organization was started in 2005 with the rescue of one child, Malayaka, and quickly grew as the local Ugandan Authorities found more children in desperate need of medical attention, proper nutrition, and a place they could call home. Once our founder Robert Fleming saw the state of these children – Bobo, Viola, John, Jimmy, Che – he could not turn away as so many others had. He accepted responsibility for these children and although he was just visiting the country at the time, he decided to find a place for everyone to live, scraped together some funding and quickly hired some women to help care for the ailing children who were now in his care. Our orphanage home had been born, and it was named for the baby who started it all…Malayaka House.

Malayaka all smiles at the beach!

Malayaka all smiles at the beach!

We have grown from that precarious beginning to a bustling home with 36 children in our care, ranging in age from infant to 19 years. Each one of them is a survivor of severe neglect, abuse or abandonment, but they are all thriving in our environment of unconditional love and support. We are a family in every way, and these are our children. They each have different needs and personalities and add to the dynamic in their own way. We have learned so much from them and have delighted in watching as their wounds healed, their bellies grew, and their feet began to take those precious first steps towards new beginnings.


About Malayaka House

We are the little place in Uganda that takes in children from hopeless situations and gives them shelter, food, medicine, and most importantly – love. We are the little place in Uganda that works with local communities to provide access to education, medicine, job training and sustainable living. We are the little place in Uganda that has reached out to help other local children’s homes with desperately needed food, water, security, electricity by using eco-friendly methods of farming and energy. We started out with one action of love, which has now grown into an entire movement. Please explore this site to learn about our projects, and "La La Salaama Na Malayaka….Sleep with angels."

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