We Are


Sharing God’s Love with the children of the world.

Show the Love of Jesus

We believe that every person we serve should be shown the Love of Jesus and hopefully transform life. 

Inspired by the Gospel that mandates to love, serve and teach, DesanaGiving continues to improve and enrich the lives of children of poverty.

Restored Relationships

We show our love for God by obeying His command to care for the least of His people and make disciples of all nations. Every ministry program of DesanaGiving is based on sharing the Love of Jesus. We know that nourishing the physical needs of people is not the ultimate goal. We long to see them fed spiritually and restored into a right relationship with God.

Our Mission


Desana’s mission is very simple: We exist to improve and enrich the lives of children of poverty.

To accomplish our mission, we seek to enhance the quality of individual, family, and community life by providing services that are accessible and responsive to the needs of those we serve. We also work with communities where we have a presence to facilitate and promote solutions to community problems related to our broader mission. We locate key individuals with knowledge of the community’s particular needs, and we utilize that knowledge to put our resources to work doing to create as much positive change as we are able.

Communities Served
Meals Served / Month
Volunteers & Staff
Children Helped Annually
Sharing the Love of Jesus

DesanaGiving Ministries

Sisterhood Project

Kampala Uganda

Love and Empower Shelter

Kampala Uganda

Rebuild Boy's Dorm

HSS Kiganda Uganda

Winter Clothings

Nizhny Tagil - Russia

Kind Heart Shelter

Nizhny Tagil Russia
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Kathy's Blog

A Day in My Life

I always get up early on Tuesdays. It is a day the cleaning lady comes to wash my floors and rid my apartment of the relentless dust. In all honesty, I could clean the apartment myself, but it helps me a great deal and the money she earns helps her, a single mother, support her...
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I want to tell you of today’s life changing events. A boy named Edgar came to us about 3 months ago…..he was malnourished, suffering from typhoid and very lethargic. After medical treatments and a regular diet of good food, his health improved and he gained weight. He was excited about returning home yesterday, to Wakiso,...
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“God Bless The USA”

I’ve been back in Kampala a month now, and as always, am happy to be spending time with my local family of friends. Everyone’s response when they first saw me was “You’ve been lost!” I told them that I wasn’t, that I knew exactly where I was, spending time in the States (and parts of...
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