Background:

The idea of SPAU was born on 17th October 1999. Paul Lwanga’s idea to set up SPAU was borne out of seeing the poverty in rural Uganda and the special needs of single parent families struggling to provide enough for their households. This situation reminded Paul of his own experience in a single parent household where his mother struggled to raise him and his siblings in a chaotic Ugandan history between the 60′s and 70′s. In addition to this, many single parent families continued to lose loved ones to HIV/AIDS and malaria.

The Idea

Paul LwangaPaul saw much of the overseas aid going towards awareness projects and medicines for people suffering from AIDS, but very little going to their family dependents who had to keep their own lives going in spite of economic hardship. Paul shared this idea with his two colleagues, Anne Lubega (RIP) and Alex Ssenyama, who were also single parents at the time facing the growing pressures and needs of raising children on their own. The trio eventually set up SPAU in December 1999, registering it with the government of Uganda as a non governmental organisation under charity number S.5914/29

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Staff and Trustees

SPAU maintains a large network of volunteers who are all community-based and usually also single parents and/or members of local SPAU groups. SPAU volunteers also include single parent group leaders and other executive-office bearers of their group committees. A typical SPAU group committee consists of at least 5 people who include: the chairperson, vice chairperson, treasurer, general secretary and information secretary/mobiliser. The SPAU group committees are responsible for the day-to-day operations of their respective groups. SPAU members in each group agree on the roles and responsibiliti

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3 Comments

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mukiisa
2019-09-12

Greetings to you all,thank you for your great for helping and starting with single parents. My main aim I would like to visit you to your offices and explain to you,how I can stand with you helping me as single mom,am stressed,jobless and really need your help in field of employment or start up any project that will help me.thank you so much.

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Kimbowa tonny
2019-09-12

We really appreciate you the services and all beneficiaries that are coming from spau to us mainly in mpigi district in kituntu sub county serubona village. Through the spau coodinators Mr Alex and Mr Paul who provided projects to our people like piggery projects, rearing goats.poultry and a water pump project to our community for good drinking water from the beneath and also sensetizing people in different aspects of life by bringing professionals in different fields thus we promise you that with your help our lives are going to Change ..May the Almighty reward you abundantly

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Linda katugume
2019-09-02

Hi. My name is s Linda and am from Bushenyi district in western Uganda. Am a mother of two and currently pregnant with the third child. I used to leave in south Africa worth my boy friend from july 2013 to 2019 june. And when he found out he sent chewed us away because his new girlfriend was also pregnant. Currently am staying with my sister in Uganda. And she doesn't have enough money to sustain us. So please am begging you if u can find a job for me to start working so that I can take care of my self and the kids and the pregnancy, am now 4 months pregnant. . I will really appreciate. Am a primary teacher by profession. Hope my request will be sincerely considered. Hope to hear from u soon . thanks. Linda. +256701462945

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Ajok hellen Josephine
2019-07-31

hi am a single parent I have a dream project piggery and paultry keeping. I also want to start farming on large scale. I live in amuru district. am a graduate with no job how can your organization help me achieve my big dream

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Ajok hellen Josephine
2019-07-31

hi am a single parent I have a dream project piggery and paultry keeping. I also want to start farming on large scale. I live in amuru district. am a graduate with no job how can your organization help me achieve my big dream

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Susan Nambozo
2019-06-29

I appreciate the kind of work you are doing. Indeed service to humanity is the best way to serve God and to help the marginalised groups of people like single parents. May the Almighty bless all your efforts I am equally a single mother with a five year old son and I am a student of Law at Kampala International University currently in my fourth year. The father of my son has been paying my tuition from the beginning of my law course and taking care of us well but now he has got a new woman in his life and sent us packing out of his house. I kindly request for financial assistance from your organization to enable me complete my education because through my education I will be empowered and also be able to support my son through school Thank you Looking forward to your positive feedback

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