Wider Hearts Uganda Trip 2018

Sharing our 2018 trip to Uganda.  The trip was amazing and emotionally charged! 

During our visit we were able give 10 goats to a village in Kamuli, put on 2 medical clinics that provided much needed medical care for 250+ villagers, and taught and gave stethoscopes to nurses at a local hospital.  

For those who have supported and continue to support Wider Hearts; we Thank you for all that you have given and continue to give. 

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About Us

Our Vision

Since you excel in so many ways—in your faith, your gifted speakers, your knowledge, your enthusiasm, and your love from us—I want you to excel also in this gracious act of giving.2 Corinthians 8:7 (NLT)Our Mission:We seek to empower people through entrepreneurial giving. We encourage self-sufficiency through Agriculture and Animal Husbandry projects.

Our History

The Wider Hearts Foundation was officially founded in 2013 by Mark and Bonnie Ziegler, and Samuel Namalabe. In 2011, while visiting Uganda with a colleague, Bonnie prayed that God would give her a project, a concrete way in which she could make a difference. She met Sam, a man who shared the vision to help people in rural Ugandan villages to attain self-sufficiency through raising goats. On this first trip the groundwork was laid to start “Hands UP” entrepreneurial projects which would give people a chance to help themselves and their neighbors.

What we do

As a non profit organization We focus on Agriculture and Animal Husbandry in order to help people become more self-sufficient. Our projects are self-propagating. The plants and animals given to villagers will reproduce and help to lift people out of poverty. Those who benefit from these projects will then be able to give back to the people around them.Current ProjectsOur first project was to donate goats to 6 groups of people and 1 pig to a group in the villages. Goats are easy to care for because of their healthy immune systems and the plentiful tall grasses to eat. Goats have a 5 month gestation period, and are weaned in 10 days. They can breed at just over 1 year of age  and breed twice a year. We also offer pigs, mosquito nets, seeds and tree seedlings. Future GoalsWe plan to expand our projects over time to as many countries and areas as we are blessed to serve. 

Honoring God through giving

A Christian Non-Profit Organization Dedicated to Aiding those in Poverty through Self-Sufficiency Projects

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Wider Hearts

13332 Siskiyou Street, Westminister, CA 92683, US

(714) 330-4042


Monday - Friday: 9am - 5pm

Saturday - Sunday: Closed