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The moving story of Katie Davis, who –being 22– has adopted 13 girls in Uganda

Get to know the amazing and touching story of Katie Davis, the adoptive mother of 13 girls and the founder of Amazima, an institution that offers food, education and medical care to orphan children in Uganda.

Alicia Borghi
Thursday, 20 November, 2014

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“There are hundreds of millions of orphans in the world that have nowhere to go”.

Katie Davis, founder of Amazima

In 2006, 18 year old Katie Davis left her beloved Tennessee to discover Uganda. She immediately fell in love with its people and culture. So much, that she decided to go back the next year to teach in the kindergarten of an orphanage.

Discover the exciting story of Katie Davis, a person that devotes her life to helping children.

A story of struggle for children’s rights for education

Uganda orphans

The first thing that amazed Katie when she arrived in Uganda was that most schools charged a tuition fee; so poor families couldn’t afford education for their children.

Katie soon started to work in a program that sponsored education for orphan and vulnerable children. Its aim was to raise funds for a better tomorrow for the kids; sponsors from every corner of the world can make a difference with their contribution.

With just u$s 300 a year, a child can go to school, get school supplies, 3 hot meals a day and medical care as well.

Katie’s program started with a couple of children and by 2008 she had already obtained help for 150 children. Now, the sponsorship program helps more than 700 children receive education in Uganda.

In 2008 Katie founded a non-profit organization called Amazima Ministries (“Amazima” means “truth” in the native Ugandan language) to help people in need in Uganda.

It is possible to battle against hunger and poverty

Uganda poberty

Sometime later, Katie got to Masese, a village in Uganda where its people were in a tremendous situation of poverty and malnutrition. Moved by such a heartbreaking reality she created a feeding program that offers food to 1,200 children from Monday to Friday.

This program is not only in charge of guaranteeing that children eat, it also makes sure that they go to school and receive medical care.

Eager to achieve a greater impact, Katie was determined to get further; so she started to help women in the village to generate an income by making pearl necklaces that are sold on Amazima. That money enables them to support their families and send their children to school.

As regards her unbelievable solidarity work, Katie says, “People tell me I am brave. People tell me I am strong. People tell me good job. Well here is the truth of it. I am really not that brave, I am not really that strong, and I am not doing anything spectacular. I am just doing what God called me to do as a follower of Him. Feed His sheep, do unto the least of His people.”

Katie, a young adoptive mother of 13 girls

katie, adoptive mother of 13 girls

At her 26 years old, Katie is the adoptive mother of 13 girls. She shares her amazing story and motivates others to help in her book called Kisses from Katie: A Story of Relentless Love and Redemption.

In reference to adoption, Katie said, “In a perfect world, all children have a father and a mother, but in a perfect world adoption wouldn’t be possible. Adoption is huge and beautiful, but it is just possible if a child has undergone a tragedy. There are hundreds of millions of orphans in the world that have nowhere to go.”

How to help Amazima

Help the orphan in Uganda visiting Amazima Ministries:



Don’t miss the Thanksgiving greetings from the Ugandan children!

Sources:, Today´s Christian Woman.

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