Margaret Wanyama – Director of Operations
Margie was born in Uganda and has worked as Children development officer with A Compassion international assisted project for over 17 years. She works in the rural areas, where she watches many children go through very difficult conditions due to the high levels of poverty. Most of the children wear skimpy torn clothes, walk bare footed and sleep on old papyrus mats with barely any blankets cover themselves during the cold nights. As a result, many children suffer poverty related ailments.
As a Christian, Margie is Inspired by Proverbs 19:17, which says "He who has pity on the poor lends to the LORD, And He will pay back what he has given.” So, Margie always waited for the opportunity to provide some of these children with another chance to rise above their circumstances in practical ways. And when this opportunity availed itself through Helping hands Uganda, Margie felt so privileged to be among the people who are working to change a life for the better through Helping hands Uganda.
Margie is the backbone of Helping Hands Uganda, without her, all our accomplishments would be hard to achieve. She connects directly with the sponsored children and their families, laughs with them when they are happy and cries with them when they have to cry.