LUF History

LUF History

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.




Late Emmanuel McMillan (Deceased April 1emmanuelmcmillan1th 2016 )
 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.

Testimonies & Feedback


    It was a great pleasure when Emmanuel introduced me to the orphanage foundation which takes care of many children from different backgrounds. The foundation had many projects which I participated in like the agricultural project which helped me to learn how to grow banana and harvest it. The children at the orphanage are given bright future through supporting them to attain education. I am really missing you guys hope to come again soon with more of my friends. Since I was in Uganda on a volunteering role, I enjoyed going ...

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    Akihiro Nagasaki

    I shared the best moments in my life with the children at Love Uganda Foundation Orphanage. It was amazing and i look forward to coming back. I call upon other members from allover the world to join hands and support these children through; prayer, donations, sponsorship, etc.

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    My visit to the orphanage foundation is the best thing I have ever done in my life. The foundation has beautiful and well-behaved children who like to share with everyone. While there, I had a great time to spending 2 weeks with the amazing children who enabled me to experience the best African experience. I remember Frank, an orphan at the foundation who had the greatest smile ever; I enjoyed the African food which was very sweet and fresh fruits from the garden. The trip organized for me by Emma ...

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    I came to Uganda for a safari but I was grateful to find such a friendly company from you. Taking me to your Orphanage was like a dream come true because me and children you cannot separate us. I had 6 months to spend in Uganda and I had no idea how I would spend all that time until you introduced me to the Orphanage where I was able to learn more and also carry out of the voluntary activities at the orphanage. (more…)

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    My son and I had a good time sharing moments with everyone at the Foundation. I was especially glad to see the much you treasure in having young orphans live a normal life with education, health, shelter and above all, good social life that most orphans tend to lack. The care you give to them is tremendous. Also, I want to appreciate the way you are grooming them with Christianity, teaching them to know God. It is very important. I was surprised that you also contain Muslims under your care ...

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    I loved staying with the kids at the Orphanage. It made my summer holiday great. Sara is an amazing girl. She was always cheerful and loved playing all the time. I will really miss them all until I return to Uganda. The Trip you gave me to Murchison also made my holiday amazingly good. I will always talk about you whenever am given an opportunity especially in my Church here in the States. Thanks to love Uganda safaris management for putting up such a foundation which takes care of the ...

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    At the time when I contacted you, I had two mindsets. One mindset told me that I would land on con men like I had done before. But on the contrary, I got to prominent guys whose dream is to influence the next generation. I was motivated by all that you do. Taking care of Orphans and Widows is seen as not very important in the eyes of many, you are however, different. I was glad that my first donation helped kids to get clothes. I will always send in ...

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    Cathy Oswald

    I Cathy Oswald, had a good moment with the children at the Love Uganda Foundation Orphanage. I enjoyed praying and worshiping with them and it was quite awesome. Great thanks to McMillan the warm welcome he showed to me. I got a moment i cannot forget at any one time.The safari was also wonderful.

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