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Empowered Youth Ministries

Empowered Youth Ministries was founded by local Ugandans who have lived their lives in Rakai and have been profoundly affected by the AIDS epidemic in their community. EYM provides schooling, medical care and food for children and young adults. They also create small business initiatives that teach job skills, training and provide an income.

Meet the Artisans


Paul brought his skill and passion for creating banana leaf soccer balls to our partner in Uganda, the Rakai Orphan Development Initiative. Paul has now brought eight friends alongside him to be a part of his business venture, Empowered Youth Ministries. The boys are able to pay school fees and pay for their uniforms with the income made from the soccer balls.