Love Mercy exists to empower communities in Northern Uganda to overcome poverty caused by the horrors of war.
It all began in 2010 in Sydney, Australia after Eloise Wellings, Australian Olympian, met Ugandan Olympian and former child soldier, Julius Achon and heard his story. The result was the creation of our three main projects below.
Cents for Seeds is a micro-loan project running in northern Uganda. Uganda is home to some of the most fertile land in the world, however, in the years following the war, the people did not have anything to farm with - enter, Cents for Seeds. Beginning in 2010 with just 100 women, Cents for Seeds has reached 18,000 in 2021.
Well Worth It is a well drilling water project that came out of our Impact studies in Cents for Seeds. Communities in northern Uganda are provided access to clean water - something that they may not have had before.
The Kristina Health Centre was officially opened in August 2012. The clinic has been treating the local community with some patients travelling up to 50 kms in one day on foot to reach the Health Centre. Kristina is providing primary medical care including triage and appropriate treatment, disease testing, inoculation, medication dispensing and education.
Our Vision - We see communities in northern Uganda thriving independently, by increasing access to health care, clean water, food security and income generation.