Monday, September 27, 2010

Meet Barbara Budeme

Leading the way in Watoto's development and sustainability projects is Watoto's very own Barbara Budeme. Yet another success story, this bright 26-year-old is currently running the entire Goat Farm at Suubi Children's Village.

Commenting on the initiative Barbara says, "My desire is to see that Watoto has enough food from its own projects to cater for the children. By doing this, we reduce the operating costs and enable more vulnerable children to be rescued and raised through Watoto."

But Barbara's life was not always so full of promise. When Barbara was just an infant, her father sadly passed away. In the wake of his death, her mother and brother were thrown out of the family home and left to fend for themselves. It was around this time that Watoto had begun recruiting for the first batch of mothers. Barbara and her brother were among the first children to join Watoto with their mother, Mary. Soon, six other special children came under the loving care of housemother Mary.

In 1996, Barbara was privileged to travel with the Watoto Children's Choir, an experience she will always cherish. Keeping in line with her sustainability mantra, Barbara now empowers and prepares the future Watoto choirs for their overseas experiences. One of her favorite things to assist in is ensuring their hair is done beautifully.

After successfully completing high school, she enrolled for a Food Science and Technology degree at Makerere University, Kampala. Her major is in Nutrition and she is currently working on her final project with graduation just around the corner at the end of 2010.

Today, Barbara is an energetic young girl with a heart for Jesus and a desire to serve Him with her skills and talent. With a solid degree, strong family life and a promising career ahead, Barbara's future is incredibly bright.

By partnering with Watoto Child Care Ministries, you can give people like Barbara the opportunity to excel.

Find out how you can change a life by sponsoring a Watoto child today by visiting the Watoto website at

Excerpt from the Fall 2010 Watoto Newsletter

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