Love Mercy began in 2010 in Sydney, Australia after Eloise Wellings, Australian Olympian, met Ugandan Olympian and former child soldier, Julius Achon. She promised to fulfill his dream of restoring hope to his village in Northern Uganda after decades of civil war. Love Mercy sees a future where Northern Uganda is transformed through simple solutions to poverty. Our two main projects, Cents for Seeds and the Kristina Health Centre, increase access to education, health care, and income generation and are funded entirely by generous donations from the public. We need your help.
Kristina Health CentreRead More
The Kristina Health Centre was officially opened in August 2012. The clinic has been treating the local community with some patients travelling up to 50 kms in one day on foot to reach the Health Centre. Kristina is providing primary medical care including triage and appropriate treatment, disease testing, inoculation, medication dispensing and education. The most common illnesses are malaria, typhoid, cough and flu, pneumonia and other serious conditions including internal organ issues requiring referral to Lira Regional Hospital.
Cents for SeedsRead More
Cents for Seeds is a micro-loan project running in northern Uganda. Uganda is home to some of the most fertile land in the world, however, in the years following the war, the people did not have anything to farm with. Beginning in 2011 with just 100 women, Cents for Seeds will reach 13,800 in 2018. Our mission is to provide loans to 20,000 women by the year 2020. Click the icons on the map below to read real life stories of the women we work with.
General Manager Jock Athletic
Janelle and Michael Dwyer
“I believe in equal opportunity, developing sustainable long term solutions and love. I have now seen the reality of life in Uganda, and know the impact LMF is having. The potential is unlimited, and I feel honoured to be able to contribute to the lives of others. “
“It's my connection to the women, the mothers, the breadwinners, knowing my contribution can empower them with the tools they need to be self-sufficient, independent and successful business women. We may live in different worlds, but we have the same hopes and dreams.”
“Love Mercy have wise programmes in place. People are trained & empowered to help themselves, then reach out to other local communities. The origins of this organisation impacted me. I trust the founders. Love Mercy is a portrait of active love & righteousness.”
"I love knowing that my contribution is helping directly to empower women to build stronger communities. Giving to Love Mercy is a great feeling !"
"I donate to Love Mercy, primarily through their Cents for Seeds program, because I know that almost the entire $ donated goes directly to helping those in need. It is also so tangible- $30 buys 30kg of seed. I have also seen first-hand where the money goes and the impact it has in changing the lives of those in Northern Uganda." Gerard Timbs, Lawyer