Founded in 2011, by then 11-year-old Mallory Fundora, Project Yesu was formed out of a simple wish to help orphaned and vulnerable children in Uganda.
Project Yesu’s mission is to break the cycle of poverty by providing food, medicine, and education to vulnerable children in Uganda in the communities we serve.
Who We Are
We are US-Based, Ugandan led, and globally supported
What that means is, we believe strongly in creating sustainable change. To have that we need local guidance, ownership, and leadership. Our founder crafted a dream and a vision for PY, our state-side team exists to support that dream and the work that our Ugandan team leads and plans. We have both a US and UG Board of Directors, and we have supporters from around the globe. None of what we have been able to accomplish since 2011 would have been possible without each and every member of the PY family.
1 Corinthians 13:13 Three things will last forever – faith, hope, and love – and the greatest of these is love.
Project Yesu was created from the calling and faith of our founder. We believe when Jesus died on the cross He died for all. Through PY we hope to be the hands and feet of Jesus, in all areas of our work, by meeting people where they are, not where we feel they should be. We do not embrace exclusivity towards those we serve or those who serve alongside us, and believe in extending selfless love to all, regardless of our unique differences.
Our founder, Mallory Fundora
In October 2011 I sat down to write my Christmas list for my parents, I looked around my room and I realized there was nothing I needed, nothing I wanted. But the more I thought about it, the more I thought about the children in Africa, and how they weren’t going to get Christmas presents, and there was a lot of things that they needed.
So, I sent my parents an email with my Christmas list, one thing on it, to help Africa. See, in August of 2010 the Ugandan Orphan Children’s Choir came to my church to perform, and I got to meet the children, and they were amazing. They were so loving and just wanted to hug me and hold my hand.
The day after I sent the email my parents and I sat down and talked about what I wanted to do, and how I wanted to help. I contacted Amazima Ministries and Project Have Hope and I told them what I wanted to do, and I asked them how I could best help them. That is how Project Yesu was born.
What We Do
Providing to empower
Project Yesu’s vision is to see lives transformed and the communities we serve changed. We strive to see families able to provide the basic needs, children receive an affordable, quality education, and see a community empowered by sustainable development.
Education Sponsorship Program
Started in November 2014 this program matches donors from around the world with children in the village of Musima who desperately want to go to school and get an education. Education is a precious gift to the children of Uganda, unlike schools in the United States, schools in Uganda are not free and families have to make the decision between food and education for their children. No parent should have to make that decision. By becoming a sponsor parent, you have the amazing opportunity to build a relationship with your child through letters and photos. You receive your child’s report card each school term where you are able to see how they are doing in school. For more information on this program click Here.
Our dream for Project Yesu has always been to open a school in the community we serve. In 2018 we took the first steps and purchased 2 acres of land, and in 2019 we began construction of the PY headquarters. Suubi means hope and that is what we want to give to every child who walks through its doors.
PY is currently providing school fees to over 300 children, which is an amazing opportunity but it comes at the cost of our children leaving their families for months at a time to attend boarding schools, some that are 3 hours away from their home village. Suubi Academy will be able to provide for 700 students each year. A place in the village where our children can get a quality education without having to leave their families.
Medical and Dental Care
In 2016, we began partnering with Ugandan dental and medical teams to provide treatment for all of the children in our program, as well as the community. We hold two medical and dental outreaches annually in the village as well as partner with local clinics and doctors to provide care throughout the year.
How You Can Help
Be the ¢hange Campaign
How can you partner with Project Yesu to help us reach our goals? Be The ¢hange! We are looking for families, scout troops, classrooms, youth groups and other groups to partner with PY and accept the challenge to “Be the Change!” by collecting coins to help us fund our programs!
Have you accepted the “Be The ¢hange” challenge? send us photos of your coin collection to post on our site!
Spread the Word
Tell everyone you know about Project Yesu so we can help as many children in Uganda as we can – share our story with friends and family, on social media, any way you can…spread the word!
Sponsor a Child
Sponsoring a child is one of the best parts of Project Yesu. When you sponsor a child you are helping to give them the life they deserve. When you sponsor a child you are providing them with an opportunity to go to school, so they can learn, get an education and make their lives better. For a little more than $1 a day you could change a child’s life. Will you help change a child’s life? Click on the Sponsor a child link on the top of the page