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 MissionWe seek to empower people through entrepreneurial giving. We encourage self-sufficiency through Agriculture and Animal Husbandry projects.
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 Projects
Our 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 Goals
We 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
Your generous gift will help us fund our mission to help those in need. Together, we can make a difference.