An Urgent Call for Help!

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Deze oproep is hier in het Nederlands te lezen.


This morning Noah and Aaron have again provided the Batwa groups that live at Lake Bunyonyi emergency food. What they found was nothing but heartbreaking and makes us all more concerned about the condition these people are in than ever before…it cannot be too difficult for anyone who views these photos to notice that the smiles have now completely gone from the children’s faces. And it is exactly that which speaks volumes about how hopeless they feel!

Ever since the Batwa were in 1991 evicted from the forests that they had until then been sharing with the Mountain Gorillas, they live on the edges of Ugandan society, struggling to survive. Far the majority of them depend on tourism for their survival, but since COVID-19 is holding the world in its grip, the tourism sector has completely collapsed.

While tourism in Uganda is not expected to start flourishing again soon, we are deeply concerned about the lives of the Batwa. We want to intensify our help, but for us to do so we need donations.


Please help us help these abandoned people to survive this crisis by making a donation!

Donating is easy. You can do so by:

  • Using the PayPal donation button on our website, or transferring manually through PayPal using
  • Transferring the amount to our Dutch bank account in the name of Stichting HWMCO-Nederland, using IBAN code NL56 INGB 0007 7485 36; if you donate from outside Europe, also the BIC code INGNL2A will be required.
  • If you are donating from Uganda, you may use our Ugandan bank account in the name of Nicky’s Care for Africa Foundation, using no. 1045201062094 (Equity Bank Kabale).

Every donation, no matter how small, helps us to literally save lives!
Thank you.


Please also read: How We Want to Offer Help at Lake Bunyonyi During the Corona Crisis.


HWMCO-Nederland & NiCA Foundation
‘We Fight Poverty by Bringing Development.’


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