Hope Restored was founded in early 2018, with the dream of providing Ugandan children with the proper nutrition that would enable them to lead successful lives. Christina recognized that children need full bellies to be able to focus and concentrate in school. And education is key to success! With a background in health, she set out to establish a nutrition program that would feed bellies as their minds were fed in school.

Within the first three months of the inception of Hope Restored, funds were raised to ensure that all children and staff are able to eat two nutritious meals at school every day. With the inception of the nutrition program, students are no longer distracted by hunger and there is no longer a need for stealing food. The teachers at Nakaseeta are reporting students have improved concentration during class. Hope Restored dreams of doing more than simply providing nutritious meals for children and staff. At the heart of Hope Restored is a desire to build strong families and strong communities.

Christina Garcia & John Joseph, founding directors

In February of 2018, as Christina and John Joseph (Founding Director of Nakaseeta School) sat together praying and planning, they knew that feeding children was just the first step to improving lives. Strong and healthy children with hope in their hearts grow up to be strong and healthy adults who are able to make a significant difference in their communities. One of Christina’s favorite devotionals is Jesus Calling by Sarah Young. One of the lines in the devotional states “Hope is a golden cord connecting us to heaven”. As Christina read these words, she knew they spoke to what this ministry represents. Hearts that have been restored will work wonders in this world.

As a focus for 2021, we are in the process of collaborating with a University in Uganda on a Demonstration Farm/Poultry Farm project in Nakaseeta. This will take some time due to funding, but interns from the University will teach modern farming techniques to the farmers in Nakaseeta, improving the availability of food and quality of living for those who live in the village