Protecting Widows and Orphans in Uganda
A widow’s land represents her primary source of food, shelter, income, savings, social standing, and security.
The greatest threat to Uganda’s widows and orphans is not hunger, thirst, or disease. It is that violent men will leverage their strength, resources, and social standing to tear these women and children from the land they depend on for survival.
In Uganda, one in three widows will lose her home.
Protecting by Partnering
We deploy teams of Ugandan professionals to partner with local authorities in cases where land has been stolen from widows and orphans. Four Intervention Teams have been deployed so far, with six more planned.
Intervention Team Results
Updated October 2023.
The Multiplying Power of Deterrence
Redeem’s goal is not just to restore individual clients, but to create a deterrent impact that prevents future abuses and protects every widow and orphan in the community.
To amplify the deterrence of every case, we partner with local media, as well as cultural, religious, and political leaders, to broadcast the results as a warning to potential criminals.