See What Impacted Volunteer Most After Uganda Trip

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Volunteer Shares Impact of Serving in Uganda

When giving back has its own rewards.

Ever wonder what it would be like to travel to another country and do volunteer work?

If you have, you’ve also probably asked yourself these 3 questions:

  • What would it feel like being immersed in a completely different culture?
  • Would I be able to connect to the people there?
  • What would I take away from that experience?


Well here’s what one volunteer had to say about her first time experience serving in Uganda:


Reina’s Testimony:  How I Became A Child Advocate

When I found out about Wando International it was a no-brainer that I needed to get involved.  I absolutely love working with kids.

I went on a trip to Uganda in July of 2014.  The first place we went was the Wando babies’ home.

I believe God sent me there for my precious Amina.

I fell in love with that little girl the first time she ran up to me and held my hand.

The thing that struck me the most was how much Ugandan culture is like Hispanic culture.  Their country is a lot like Guatemala where I’m from.

They are so humble and so grateful.  Beautiful people!

When I left I felt like I was being uprooted.  Like I was being torn away from something so precious and dear to me.

It is amazing to see Amina’s transformation.  She looks so good and seems to be so happy!

When I got home it just gave me a sense of appreciation for my culture and a more profound love for serving others.  I miss my Amina every day.

I am looking forward to the next time I can go.


Amina and Reina, Uganda, 2014.

The Impact Upon Return From Uganda

When Reina returned from Uganda she made it a point to stay involved with Amina’s life.

She became Amina’s Child Advocate!

She continues to write letters to Amina on a regular basis.  And when Amina needed emergency oral surgery, Reina was able to step in and fill that need.

The real blessing of going and volunteering with Wando in Uganda was that Reina came back with a personal relationship established.  A relationship that she can build upon daily by sending Amina words of encouragement and just letting her know how much she cares.


If you’re interested in becoming a child advocate, check out our list of amazing kids who still need one!

By |2017-05-11T15:13:23+00:00January 23rd, 2017|Africa, Child Advocacy, Orphanage, Sponsorsed Children, Team Highlights, UGanda, Uncategorized|Comments Off on See What Impacted Volunteer Most After Uganda Trip

About the Author:

For over 10 years Elizabeth has dedicated herself to serving others getting involved with outreach in her local community as well as international volunteer work in Haiti. In 2014 she learned of Michelle Huo’s work with Wando International to empower vulnerable women and children to shift the course of their lives. After taking her first trip to visit Wando’s projects in Uganda Elizabeth joined Michelle in 2015 to help her achieve her vision. Now Elizabeth is working to help students in third world countries like Uganda learn the skills that businesses and Non-Profits around the world want and need. By strategically partnering these students with SMB and Non-Profit organizations, they become empowered to lift themselves out of poverty while organizations benefit from increased revenue generation.

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