This painting, by Pat Owen, has become an iconic image of joyful girls, and the security they found at the Blue House. HOPE MULTIPURPOSE INC

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The Blue House orphanage provides a home, support for education, and HOPE, in rural Uganda, Africa. But more children need your help.


MEET TRACY -- Both of Tracy’s parents are deceased. She was living with an aunt who could not afford to raise her, send her to school, or assure her health.

Tracy moved into the Blue House orphanage when she was just 5 years old. She is safe, healthy, and in school. She has a future.

What we do

Hope Multipurpose, Inc. (HMI) provides a childhood for orphaned girls like Tracy in rural Uganda. HMI was founded in 2004, and the Blue House orphanage is its first project.

Why we do it

Africa is a difficult place to be a girl. Boys are typically given priority in education, so we are changing the future of the girls, one at a time.

Our residents come to us from horrendous conditions. Their probable path included early motherhood, poor health and a lifetime of poverty.

In a safe and nurturing place, our girls can and do succeed. They go to school and develop skills to eventually live independently. And they have hope to build a good life.

How you can help

Learn more about HMI and life at the Blue House at

Current operating costs are a little more than $100 a month for each girl.

Your donations buy the basics: clothing, food, housing, care, and support for school. The girls grow some of their own food and are learning to make some of their own clothes. The only paid staff is in Uganda, those who provide direct support for the children and the orphanage.

30 girls live at the Blue House, but we have room for 40, when we can afford to support them. HMI's vision is to support as many as 200 orphans in the area in need a home like the Blue House.

HMI is a 501(c)(3) charity governed by a board of directors in St. Paul, Minnesota, USA, and a board of directors in Kazo Parish, Uganda.

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