All Posts by Amy Carst

The African

The first time my family and I went to Uganda for an extended stay, I met Monica. My experience with Ugandans has been that they are some of the friendliest, most welcoming people in the world. Cultural differences, however, can sometimes be challenging when it comes to conversation, especially with

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Robert

There is this misconception about people doing humanitarian or social justice work: that they are saints who never mess up, who have exchanged freedom for helping others. But that is not at all the reality I have come to know. Instead, I see complicated, fascinating people who, rather than giving

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Thank you Wells Mountain Initiative

We were honored to host the Wells Mountain Initiative (WMI) at Malayaka House last week. This US-based organization is doing important work around the globe, creating social change through education and community development. WMI works with young people in developing countries, educating them with skills training and scholarships in an

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Street Kids

I was in Uganda with my then ten-year-old daughter. It was our first time there, and I was still very much “in my bubble.” We were headed—with Robert—to coffee farms on the Kenyan border, and we had stopped midway for lunch in the history-rich town of Jinja, which also happens

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The Beginning

One of the most common questions we get asked is, how did Malayaka House begin? Although much of the story can be found in bits and pieces across our website, we thought we’d share it in its entirety right here. Enjoy 🙂 In 2005, an American by the name of

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A New Baby Arrives at Malayaka House

    A mentally-ill homeless woman begging in Entebbe —unfortunately, it is not a novelty. But when she has a baby, it’s another story altogether. This week, the aunties again found the mother of one our children, Dave, living in the streets of Entebbe. This time she had another baby

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Opening of the Amaanyi Center

  We have been collaborating with embraceKulture for a few years now on a training and advocacy program for youth with disabilities in Uganda. Today, we are proud to be involved with the opening of their Amaanyi Center, on the property adjacent to our children’s home. I want to share

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Malayaka House is 12!!!

Today marks the 12-year anniversary of Malayaka House, and thus the 12-year birthday of our precious Malayaka, for whom our home was named. We are celebrating this wonderful milestone and accomplishment today, and we want to share the joy with you, our friends around the world. When Robert Fleming befriended

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What Does Malayaka House Do?

If you’ve ever wondered what we do here at Malayaka House…this is what we do. Yes, the vocational training, education, businesses, and sustainability are important. We strive every day to be fully self-sufficient so that our children will grow into self-sufficient adults. We are proud of our businesses, and our

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