Hand of Hope in Uganda

Hand of Hope

Population: 35,918,915 - ranks 35th worldwide  
Literacy: 68%
Official Language: English and Swahili
Religion: Freedom of religion
Geography: Area - 241,551 sq. km. Much of the land is fertile and well-watered.

Book Translation

Seven of Joyce’s books have been translated in Acholi, Lango, Lugbara, Mai'di Moyo, Runyankole and Luganda.  Over 357,000 books in these languages as well as English have been distributed through outreaches. 

Children's Homes

Hand of Hope supports the Baby Watoto home in Gulu; caring for 55 babies. 

Disaster Relief

2011: Extreme drought conditions in the Horn of Africa resulted in an estimated 10 million people facing a severe food crisis. Hand of Hope worked quickly to provide much needed life-saving food supplies – providing over 500,000 meals in partnership with Feed My Starving Children.  

Feeding Programs

Hand of Hope serves over 100,000 meals yearly through our feeding programs in this country, partnering with Watoto.

International Conferences
  • 2008: Joyce held a two-night festival in Gulu that was attended by more than 225,000 people.
  • 2003: Joyce ministered to thousands of people, in a conference in Kampala, Uganda.
  • 2001: Joyce first ministered in Uganda. 
Medical/Dental Missions
  • 2019: Our volunteers treated 5,975 patients; 353 accepted Christ.
  • 2018: Our volunteers treated 4,952 patients; 781 accepted Christ.
  • 2017: Our volunteers treated 4,262 patients; 2,074 accepted Christ.
  • 2016: Our volunteers treated 3,240 patients; 544 accepted Christ.
  • 2012: Our volunteers treated 5,164 patients; over 3,400 accepted Christ. 
  • 2011: Our volunteers treated 4,348 people were treated and over 2,100 accepted Christ.

Hand of Hope is partnering with Watoto with the Keep a Girl in School Program.

Television and Radio

Joyce’s Enjoying Everyday Life television and radio shows are available in English and KiSwahili in select areas across the country.

Water Relief

Hand of Hope has installed three water wells and five water tanks to provide fresh drinking water to villages.