Together We Can Make a Difference in the Life of an African Child
The focus of the Kimbra Foundation, a 501(c)3 non-profit organization, is to nurture and support underserved children in Uganda by providing them with basic necessities including food, shelter and clothing, as well as a solid educational base.
During her reign as Miss Uganda 2004-2005, Kimbra Co-Founder Barbara Kimbugwe traveled to villages throughout Africa, visiting with the people and witnessing first-hand the needs of each community. What she found in most cases was a desperate need for even the most basic human necessities. As a result, Ms. Kimbugwe has sought to improve the conditions for these communities and their children.
As a native of Uganda, Ms. Kimbugwe is dedicated to providing opportunities for her KIMBRA KIDS so they will thrive now and so they can help improve the overall environment for future generations.
Health threats such as AIDS, malaria, typhoid, tetanus, hepatitis, H1N1, flu, tuberculosis, and dengue fever play a significant role in the deaths of adults and small children in Uganda. Through education, the Kimbra Foundation aims to support rural villagers and their children to decrease the incidence of illness and death.
By fulfilling basic needs and education, the hope is to remove the burden so KIMBRA KIDS are free to learn, grow and strive for advanced education, maximizing their career potential.
KIMBRA KIDS receive and benefit from…
- Mentoring - academic and personal assistance through one-on-one and group sessions.
- Access to Educational Books.
- Services of a Health Clinic.
- Clean Water and Sanitation.
- Medical Supplies.
- Feminine Hygiene Products and Toiletries.
- The "Empower Me" Program – designed to increase awareness of self-love and self-esteem.
- Nutritious Meals.
- Shoes and Uniforms– giving children shoes which decreases the risk of cuts and infections, as well as school uniforms.