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Julius Achon was abducted by the Lord’s Resistance Army as an 11 year old boy. He managed to escape his captors, running over 300km to reach his home. Julius soon realised that he was born with a natural ability as a runner. It was this talent that led him to compete in two Olympic Games for Uganda. When Julius returned home, he found his village was suffering. He shared his story with Australian Olympian Eloise Wellings, with whom he formed an instant friendship, and together they started Love Mercy Foundation.

We exist to transform communities in Uganda by using simple solutions to poverty, and by empowering women and girls to access education, health care and income generation.

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With an average of 6 children per household, your gift will directly impact 7 individuals, putting them on the path out of poverty sustainably.

Our goal is to fund Cents for Seeds loans to 20,000 women by 2020

Your $30 donation

$30 a month will provide 12 women with a 30kg loan of seeds to sow, grow and harvest. It allows her an opportunity to lift herself out of poverty.

“Love Mercy seeks to empower communities in northern Uganda
to overcome poverty after decades of civil war”