Founded by Isaac Rufunda Nyakoojo and Susan Anganita in 2003, Family Spirit was birthed on a voluntary humanitarian basis to provide care, support, housing and education to the children around Masindi who were struggling as a result of war, violence, and HIV/AIDS. Currently, there are 235 children (ranging in age from 6 months to 25 years) living at Family Spirit with 211 of them enrolled in the Family Spirit School.
In 2011, a group of families from Nashville began engaging in mission work with Family Spirit. In the course of their mission work, the Nashville families recognized that the children of Family Spirit were not consistently receiving meals. Hence their desire to initiate the Masindi feeding program at the Family Spirit orphanage. In an effort to grow the feeding program beyond its current capacity and add oversight of the project the families decided to engage in a strategic partnership with Passion Partners.
As the first Passion Partners’ United States based partnership, this project seeks to fulfill Passion Partners’ mission of providing leadership and funding to existing and emerging ministries around the world with the goal of helping them to live out their calling and passion.
The feeding program at Family Spirit currently funds 3 basic meals a day, 7 days a week. On September 1, 2013, Mustafa Fadiga formally joined the Passion Partners’ international staff as its Masindi Project Manager. He manages the monthly Feeding Program, as well as other potential community development opportunities.