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It sounds barbaric but right now, a witchdoctor could be hunting a child in rural Uganda. These children are tortured and often murdered as part of a spiritual sacrifice. Violent men masquerade as witchdoctors. They play on peoples’ fears, naivety and suspicions, promising them blessings of prosperity or cures from illness. The practice is obviously unlawful, but due to extreme poverty, ignorance and fear, it is persisting. Fortunately, there’s hope because our partner, Peter Michael Sewakiryanga, and his organisation Kyampisi Childcare Ministries (KCM), is stamping out this evil practice and bringing healing to these children.

The Heart

KCM are committed to a comprehensive approach: the team work to capture and convict child sacrifice offenders, advocate for change at a policy level and care for the survivors and their families. Peter’s rehabilitation home for child sacrifice survivors is just one part of a master plan to make Kyampisi a safe place for children.

The People

Peter, his wife Joeline and their incredibly committed staff, are tireless advocates for criminalising child sacrifice in Uganda. As well as pastoring a church, managing a school, advocating internationally for justice and working closely with police, Peter is passionate about improving the standard of living for children and their families.

The Vision

Kyampisi, Uganda

St Paul’s Rehabilitation Home

Many children who escape child sacrifice are maimed for life – their genitals have been removed, their skulls sliced or their spines severed. St Paul’s offers a safe place for these children to be rehabilitated. Onsite managers and helpers care for the children since many have been rejected by their own villages.


Child Protection

Child trafficking and child sacrifice are tragic and growing human rights problems in Uganda. Coordinated efforts at official levels are lacking, so KCM is taking a small-scale but effective approach to stopping the practices:

Awareness – Education programs to reduce the demand for child sacrifice.

Legal – Partnerships with Police and District Public Prosecutor to improve investigations and the follow-through to successful prosecution.

Rescue – Survivors are provided with medical support including reconstructive surgery and rehabilitation. KCM also help survivors to integrate back into the community and if integration is not safe, accommodation is provided.

Lobbying and Advocacy – KCM raise awareness amongst policy makers, government and the international community.

Weema Clinic

Medical Care

KCM built the Weema Clinic in 2015 to offer affordable and accessible care for new mothers and to reduce high infant mortality rates. The clinic itself is complete, and we are now establishing a maize mill to generate ongoing income to pay for doctors and nurses. Communities around Kyampisi do not have access to clean water, so KCM has provided bore holes and wells together with educational programs.



An estimated 70% of families in the communities around Kyampisi cannot afford to send their children to school. KCM provide the most vulnerable with free, sponsored education at the Rock Hill School. This school is now so widely respected that parents from Kampala, an hour and half’s drive away, are bringing their children there.


Economic Empowerment

KCM wants to help families escape poverty by empowering them to generate their own incomes. Three of these opportunities include:

1. Establishing microfinance saving groups

2. The ‘Destiny Women’ project

3. Running a maize mill to support local producers and help sustain KCM services.

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to support KCM and give children the care they need.