Brianna Richards spoke with us on Monday about her mission to help young children in Uganda. Brianna was inspired when she became aware of the book “Kisses from Katie” and The Amazima Ministries in Uganda after her sister read it and traveled to South Africa. The book was written by Katie Davis describing her experiences going to Uganda at 18 years of age. Katie founded the Amazima Ministries and serves as its Executive Director. It was after learning what Katie accomplished to help the children of Uganda that Brianna decided to help spread the word and to raise funds to help Amazima. Brianna creates tie die clothing, socks and baby onesies to sell at local craft events and has lemonade stands. Last year, she raised $300. Since it was formed, Amazima has expanded greatly to sponsor more than 722 children in education, feed lunch to over 1500 children each day and teach families how to provide for themselves by making jewelry which is currently sold via the Internet. Amazima also has a medical care outreach program, a free nursery, and teaches vocational farming classes. The non-profit is currently in the process of building a school. For further details on the Amazima Ministries and/or to make a donation, visit https://amazima.org.