Staff Highlight: Meet the Mamas!

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We’re sure by now you’ve gotten to know our kiddos from the babies’ home pretty well. We can’t help but gush about them all the time.  But what about the women who care for them ’round the clock day in and day out?  We wanted to take this moment to recognize these amazing ladies. Allow us to introduce you..

The Mamas of Wando.

Mama Claire

Aciro Claire, also known as Mama Claire, is our Head Foster Mother.  She lives at the babies’ home full time and has been with us since 2013. She is of the Acholi Tribe and speaks three different languages. She has four adult children in all, two of which currently work with us here at Wando.

Not only does she have a strong background in working as a foster mom, but she also has been a long time member of the PITTEK Women’s Beading Group. She handcrafts beautiful jewelry made from recycled paper. She is passionate about teaching others and has even passed these skills down to her four children!



Mama Harriet

Akiror Harriet is also a full time Foster Mother who lives at the babies’ home. She came on board with us at the beginning of this year and we couldn’t be happier.  She is great with the kids and even has a son of her own named Trevor.  He is seven years old and currently enrolled in P2 class at Marah Christian Primary school.

Harriet is from the Mudama Tribe and speaks four different languages!  She loves to teach the kids and get them moving by dancing along with them.  She has a background education in secretarial work as well as computer science.



Mamas and babies

We firmly believe in maintaining a healthy ratio of caretakers to children so that way we can ensure our kids are being loved and shown affection around the clock.  This is why our foster mothers’ role is purely to love on the children.  We have adequate support from our Aunties who maintain the cleaning and cooking responsibilities.  This frees up the time for Mama Claire and Mama Harriet to nurture, encourage, and raise up!


By |2017-05-11T15:13:36+00:00September 27th, 2016|Africa, Company News|Comments Off on Staff Highlight: Meet the Mamas!

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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