Open Hearts for Orphans and Widows

We are helping  Open Hearts for Orphans and Widows (OHOW), a Ministry and Orphanage located in a small East African village in Bugiri, Uganda.  The orphanage is under the care of Katabalwa (David) Noe, founder and director of this Ministry.

The orphanage supports and nurtures 20 children aged 4 to 15 years as well as 5 widows.  With your donations, David can continue to provide these deserving children with a loving, Christ-centered home where they can sleep, eat, learn, and live a peaceful life.

Your donations will help pay for:
- food to eat
- cooking fuel
- fresh water (no well is available)
- school supplies
- utilities
- essential medical expenses as necessary

We need the funding as an ongoing basis--for example a 10 dollar donation can feed as many as 5 kids per day.  Our goal is to provide $750 per month to allow the orphanage to run without a feeling of scarcity, providing an environment for learning and living a Christ centered home.

The donations are being collected by Steven Sutankayo and then transferred to Katabalwa David Noe as they are received.  This allows us to collect money from all countries through credit card payment and then transfer the funds through the WorldRemit money transfer service.

For anyone that would like a testimonial to the authenticity of our fundraising, please contact us for more information.  David works very hard for the health and welfare of the wards of the Orphanage, and deserves our faith and trust in his efforts.

- Katabalwa David Noe
- Pastor Jack Noe     
- Steven Sutankayo 
- Dustin Kyle Humeny
- Anissa P Zucker    

OHOW is a non-profit, independent organization and relies totally on donations and sponsors for all its operations. Open Heart for Orphans and Widows does not receive any assistance from the Ugandan government at any level.

The efforts to support this Ministry have brought together a great team of God-loving everyday people and nurtured relationships between them. Please join us in our efforts!

To connect with us, please visit our Facebook Page at      and our web site at 

Here is a testimonial from Anissa Zucker:

Katabalawa David Noe came to me two years ago with a dream in his heart. 
His dream was to build and expand his orphanage.  He is a man of God, he came into this world with a broken family unit, and no place to eat, no place to sleep, no place he could call home.  By the grace of God he met a lovely woman who took him in and she took other orphan children as well.  Now Katabalwa lives only to serve God.  He has two jobs -- one is to drive hours from the orphanage to another town to deliver goods, food, and other supplies for people in need.  The people in  Uganda do not have a welfare system nor do they have no access to an economy that will work and flourish the way Americans do.  They count on us to provide donations.  The Holy Spirit convicts me of many scammers, I trust the Holy Spirit fully and I trust his  guidance the Holy Spirit showed me time and time again to trust this man.  He does God’s will so I supported him through monthly donations until the end of 2020 when I lost my job due to Covid. At this time we need you to to help make this  man’s dream come to fruition he is a miracle and a blessing in our life.  Last year we sent a box of toys clothes and sandals for the children he took pictures of the children with these items and it blessed our hearts... may your gift to him and his children bless your heart too!


Please check out our website to read the biography of Katabalwa David Noe, founder of
Open Hearts for Orphans and Widows.   

Continued donations have allowed us to improve the sustainability of the orphanage.   Thanks to some generous donations we recently completed a large project to enable us to move into our own home.

This final project was a septic tank with a budget of $517 USD. 

We can now move into our new home, saving us hundreds of dollars in rent costs!


We have also started a small enterprise raising hens for laying eggs !  This allows us to improve nutrition as well as providing an income source for us.  We began this chicken egg production business in July 2020 and the Hens have begun laying.
The total initial investment was 394 USD


Please visit our web site to get to know some of our kids :
   - Rebekah, we recently rescued her from being abandoned and has
     been in our care since then.  She’s growing now and requires bottle feeding.

  - Shahid, suffering from Malaria and Typhoid and thankfully has recovered. 
     Unfortunately free medical care is not available for our wards, and medical costs need to
     come out of our tight budget.

  - Nabale.  She is 4 years old.  Her parents died from HIV and now we are caring for her. 
     She’s been at OHOW for 2 years.  She’s holding a picture of one of our sponsors, Anissa,
     who sent her a care package.  She enjoys playing with her new dolls!  Thank you Anissa

                                                                  THANK YOU FOR YOUR DONATIONS!



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