Gotta Have


Creating opportunity for individuals
and impoverished communities to
develop to their full potential.

Operation Education

Supporting Learning for Children & Adults

This summer, it’s all about education! St. Joan of Arc School Y’Abayizi students are back in the classroom after a 2-year hiatus due to the pandemic, and the Y’Awaka adult education program is ready to roll. 

Funds raised through this summer’s Operation Education campaign will support learning for children and adults through Y’Abayizi and Y’Awaka. Scroll down to learn more about these initiatives. Thank YOU for your support!

HOPE is the acronym for all of our activities, as well as, the virtue we hold dear knowing God will help us in all things.


Through the donations of expertise, materials, and funding, we help improve public health, as well as access to healthcare in the communities we serve.


We help design and implement self-sustaining programs for the improvement of social and economic opportunity.


By providing assistance to help individuals form a necessary foundation, we help others maximize their own personal development and potential.


We believe education to be the key in the development of a person and a society. We support educational programs from childhood through adulthood.


These featured programs provide educational opportunities for the students and families of St. Joan of Arc Primary School, and members of the surrounding villages in rural Uganda.

“For the Students”



Y’Abayizi is Gotta Have HOPE Inc.’s tuition assistance program which benefits past, present, and future students of St. Joan of Arc (SJA) Primary School in Mawuuki, Uganda. Through this program, Gotta Have HOPE provides need-based tuition assistance, allowing children from the surrounding village and beyond to attend the nationally ranked SJA Primary School. In the future, graduates of SJA may also apply for assistance with secondary school and university tuition through Y’Abayizi as they continue their educational journeys. Currently in its inaugural year, the program is supporting 117 SJA students, with many more ready and waiting to join as additional funds become available.

“For the Home”



Y’Awaka is an Adult Education and Agriculture program modeled after our KMD Cow Project designed especially for the adults in Mawuuki and other surrounding villages. This program integrates academic and agricultural education for all members of the household and progresses through topics such as reading & writing, hygiene & sanitation, cooking, current farming practices, livestock rearing, personal finance, and business & marketing based on the needs and aspirations of the family. Led by a Ugandan adult educator on staff at SJA, Y’Awaka will kick off this year starting with 75 local families.

Thank YOU for your support!


Currently, Gotta Have HOPE, Inc. is proud to be actively involved with these partners in Uganda, East Africa:

St. Joan of Arc

Primary Day & Boarding School  |  Mawuuki, UG

The Nayune Group

Women’s Co-op handmade jewelry and crafts  |  Kampala, UG

Cow Project

Diocese of Kiyinda-Mityana  |  Lwangeri, Marembe Maria, Mubende


Mawuuki Women’s Empowerment Association  |  Mawuuki, UG

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fund the farms

Gotta Have HOPE is raising money to “Fund the Farms”. It’s all about coMOOOnity and raising funds for livestock for our Uganda agriculture programs, including the Kiyinda-Mityana Diocese Cow Project, Y’Awaka, MWEA, and the Nayune Group.

Learn more in the videos below!

Thank you for your support!


Douglass Elementary School in Kansas City, KS: Emergency Clothes Closet

Gotta Have HOPE, Inc. is proud to partner with friends at Douglass Elementary School in Kansas City, Kansas. Through donations from the Gotta Have HOPE community, we provide clothing for the Emergency Clothes Closet for students. If students arrive without socks, coats, or other necessities, the closet provides dignified support so children can focus on their education.

Thanks to the generosity of the Gotta Have HOPE community, we were able to deliver 85 boxes of children’s clothing and shoes, as well as, three racks of winter coats and jackets for the closet the first week of March — just in time for in-person learning to resume.

Monetary donations provided new clothing purchases along with a $1500 donation to school’s PTA for future needs of the students. Our sincere gratitude goes out to all who made this possible, including Cosentino’s, St. James Academy, St. Michael the Archangel, and LE Dance Studio. A special thank you to St. James Academy senior Matthew Miller who organized the drive, Display Studios for storing and delivering the donations, and more than 20 volunteers who received, sorted, and boxed clothing.

our programs

Currently, Gotta Have HOPE, Inc. is proud to be actively involved with these partners in Uganda, East Africa. Click the picture to learn more!

Our dynamic, 100% volunteer workforce fuels and drives our organization, neighbors helping  our neighbors in need, with family-friendly fundraising activities like our annual “garage sale”, sharing their expertise, tangible donations, and financial support. It’s truly a blessing to all involved. We hope you will join us.


Interested in getting involved with Gotta Have HOPE, Inc.? Get in touch!


The mission of Gotta Have HOPE, Inc. is to provide the opportunity for impoverished communities and individuals to develop to their full potential. 

We do this by improving access to Healthcareintroducing Opportunity for social and economic growth, assisting individuals in reaching their Potentialand establishing life-long opportunities of Education with Christ as our model in all endeavors.

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Gotta Have HOPE, Inc. is a registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.
Donations are tax deductible as allowed by law.

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