Established formally in 2014 HOPE FOR THE ELDERLY MINISTRIES UGANDA was a long time vision of its founder, Ms. Josephine Apio.
Raised in a poverty and HIV/AIDS infected area, Josephine grew up to witness great impoverishment and affliction in her community particularly among the elderly who didn’t have much care. Her great attachment to one of these seniors made her promise her self to do something about their condition as soon as she could. A relentless prompt within her spirit coupled with persistent calls from within the community for such services confirmed that this was a divine mission. Following a needs assessment, HFTEMU was established in December 2014.
A fully fledged and registered organization with registration number S. 5914/10950, the organization meets all the legal requirements of organizational operation in Uganda. HFTEMU’s Headquarters are currently located in Kisoko Sub-county in Tororo District and has field operations and community presence in Omonyole and surrounding villages.
HFTEMU leads an integrated approach in delivering quality results amongst its beneficiaries including condition regular fellowships with the seniors for spiritual and emotional support, conducting regular home visits for evaluation and support, provision of hot meals, basic needs, and health care among others.
HFTEMU envisions an empowered & healthy elderly community that supports all members, including the children in the elderly’s care, to live full & vibrant lives.
HFTEMU seeks to improve the socio-economic and spiritual wellbeing of the elderly and their dependents as it builds an educated & inspired community to carry a sustainable, holistic model that supports all future generations to come.
HFTEMU’S Strategic Objectives
HFEMU is established to pursue the following objectives:
- To support the spiritual wellbeing of the elderly through execution of such programmes as fellowships, home cells and discipleship classes.
- To provide psycho-social and emotional support to the elderly and their families through counseling and guidance services so as to improve on their coping abilities.
- To enhance the elderly people’s households socio-economic welfare through running of economic development initiatives such as income generating activities.
- To support the welfare of the children under the elderly care through education and welfare support as a means of improving the elderly welfare by lessening their care burden.
Hope for the Elderly is premised on the following Core Values:
Centrality of Human Rights
Love for the Elderly