Word from Our founders

DESIRE R. LUZINDA
Founder, Desire Luzinda Foundation
When I look into the mirror, I am reminded of so many incidents in my life where I lacked and there was no one to help. This is mainly because when you are in the limelight everyone expects you to be ok or have it all.

However, one particular morning pierced through my heart so sharp… it was a cold Monday at 6 am when I was dropping my daughter Michelle to school. On the way, my tyre went flat. I had to put her on a motorcycle (boda-boda) in the chilling cold so that she does not miss school. I had only 10,000 UGX ( $2). This is all I needed to take me through the day. For all fortunes, I was dressed in joggers. I walked home which was about 2 kilometres away. Walking had never been a difficulty because I often take walks for exercise. While I was home plotting my next move, a friend called me. She told me that she had seen me walking so early. She was so excited about my consistency in exercise. Deep down within me, my heart was bleeding for I did not even know how I was going to walk back in broad daylight to get the tyre fixed. Above it all, I needed to pick Michelle from school. Worse still, all I had was the $2 which on my mind probably would not cover car tyre costs… Then what next ?! When I scrolled through my phone contacts for rescue, there was no one. This however has never changed my mind about helping others. It turned into motivation. I know what it feels like to need a hand and there seems no hope at all.

DESIRE LUZINDA FOUNDATION is founded on LOVE.
[1 John 4:20]
If someone says, “I love God,” and hates his brother, he is a liar; for he who does not love his brother whom he has seen, how can he love God whom he has not seen?

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Every day I pray to God to give me a heart that gives no matter what I am faced with at that moment. We have all got to where we are simply because someone along the way helped us.. I believe to make the world a better place to live in, the cycle must not be broken.
Anyone can give and anyone can help but with what purpose?  With what attitude?! A question I would love to leave you with. [2 Corinthians 9:7 ] says, ” So let each one give as he purposes in his heart, not grudgingly or of necessity; for God loves a cheerful giver.”

In 2019, amidst an outreach, the Lord told me to take the seemingly perilous path to register a non-profit foundation. I remember that divine instruction like it came in yesterday. It was the best news I have ever received. I imagined living the rest of my life committing to something I am very passionate about.
I am thrilled to serve by loving the world as Christ has loved us so dearly !!!

Takatamoe Mathew
Co-Founder, Desire Luzinda Foundation

In 2015 I was homeless and living on the street, my life seemed to have lost meaning and touch, here was me who is educated not from a very poor background living as one without family. 

My story changed because God held my hand and gave me direction and people who upheld me. 

I believe that in this world everyone deserves a chance to opportunity to better their lives and those of their family. A life changed is a destiny changed. That’s why I believe God gave us Desire Luzinda foundation to define the ultimate place of Hope Reborn in people who feel there is no hope and all is lost

Takamo Mathew
Mr. Ndawula Eric
Co-Founder, Desire Luzinda Foundation

My name is Ndaula John Eric Gold. l take this global voice opportunity to share my story. At the start of the year 2012, my father got a heart attack(s).  We moved to different hospitals and later we were recommended to Heart Referral Institute Mulago. Doctors made a diagnosis and they advised for a heart operation to install a pacesetter. This procedure was successfully done.  A few months later, Papa was hit by a stroke which later evolved into another condition which the doctors discovered, caused a brain clot. This disorder immediately called for a brain operation. I lost my beloved father in the theater!

Towards the end of 2016, my mum developed spine cancer. Not any different with my late father’s health journal, we moved HER into different hospitals. After a year of struggling with the pandemic, she finally went to be with the Lord. My experience with these hospitals is a nest weaved with questions. How expensive medical services ARE, the tears on members of families,  Not having enough money to pay bills, and end up losing loved ones….. ???!!!!!??

All these brought pain and tears to my heart.  I started asking and wishing to God; if I ever get an opportunity by Your Grace, lt will be a blessing to someone out there and be somebody’s TURNING POINT.

 

When Desire Luzinda Foundation came up, l saw it as an answered prayer not just for me ALONE but for the rest of the World…To wipe away tears and bring joy to whole those who are less advantaged by God’s Grace.