LUF History traces back to the founder the Late Emmanuel McMillan Kitumba who experienced a difficult childhood. Having a meal, education, clothing, medical care and other basic necessities were minimally achieved. His parents, like all other parents of impoverished homes, could not afford to provide his family with essentials. Amidst suffering, their family still had to take care of orphans left behind by the relatives who succumbed to HIV/AIDS.
His parents, Samuel and Robinah Ssekirime; always shared the little they had with the neighboring families that lived in similar conditions regardless of how tough things were. These early childhood snapshots of his loving parents turned out to be a family calling. McMillan believed that God supernaturally intervened in the midst of a family crisis when that family stopped focusing on the little they had and went forth helping those in need.
By the time of his death, McMillan was a theologian with degrees acquired from different theological institutions in countries including; Uganda, Kenya and Botswana. He also studied Business Administration and Management at Makerere University and is a businessman as well as a practicing preacher.
In 2006, McMillan started to sponsor single orphans off his small college student income. Through the great number of orphans and vulnerable children and widows as a result of HIV/AIDS scourges and natural disasters, he was propelled to increase the numbers of children under his care to 10 with the little income he had.
In 2008, as a sponsored Bible scholar in Botswana, Emmanuel McMillan wondered how he could pay back one of his sponsors Andrew McMillan for the great work he had done in his life. When asked, and to his surprise, Andrew replied: “DO TO OTHERS WHAT HAS BEEN DONE UNTO YOU!” This was just a confirmation of what had already started to grow inside Emmanuel McMillan from early childhood.
When Emmanuel returned to Uganda in 2010, he started the legal process to start a charity organization. From this was born the sponsorship project LOVE UGANDA FOUNDATION in 2012. The foundation has reached out to many children in need.
The LOVE UGANDA FOUNDATION welcomes partners who wish to participate in empowering widows, orphans and vulnerable children. Our goal is to help them acquire shelter, education, medical care, food, clothing and other life necessities to give them tools to become successful men and women. McMillan believes those who receive these tools will in turn be a blessing to the future generations.
PROFILE OF OUR LATE FOUNDER
Founder, Love Uganda Foundation
McMillan Emmanuel was born and raised in Uganda East Africa from a humble Christian family. He had degrees and experience in Theology, Business, Administration and Management.
He served as the founder and managing director of Love Uganda Foundation and Love Uganda Safaris from 2012 to 2016.
His personal interests included traveling, preaching the Gospel, adventure and professional photography.He found great joy in helping others and was passionate about sharing God’s word and seeing people’s lives transformed.
By the time he passed on, brother Emma had secured and restored hope to hundreds of vulnerable children within the communities of Mukono, Fort portal, Wakiso, Gulu and in various remote areas of the capital city of Kampala. Among were, Street children abandoned as a result of massive child abuse, rape, poverty, HIV/AIDs and polygamous African marriages.He was able to secure a vast land on which he had a big dream of constructing various infrastructures to help cater for accommodation, education, health, water and food cultivation of these unfortunate society members.
Fortunately by the time of his passing on, he had put up one big structure on which today 30 homeless children / orphans are being accommodated.