The new NOTDEC Uganda orphanage is a miracle — or that's what the locals will tell you.
Before: Dorothy's Orphanage at Kisinga
Dorothy’s first orphanage was typical – a chaotic "old homestead" of a place that has seen better days, in run-down premises in Kisinga.
The old Kisinga orphanage
Here Dorothy first started looking after lots of babies & children.
It was an elderly building set amongst other down-at-heel old buildings with increasing numbers of boda-bodas (motorbikes) running close by — not the ideal place to bring up rapidaly increasing numbers of children. As the head-count rose, the lack of bedroom space meant sleeping several to a bed.
Towards the end, a few donors funded limited improvements like flush toilets. But in the Lord's providence, Kisinga had served its purpose: it was time to move on.