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“Refugees and poor local host community living with hope again.”


"GRHU will help every refugee and poor locals in the host country regardless of ethnicity, gender, or religion. The words of 1 John 3:17 call us to help everyone in need: "‘but if anyone has the world’s goods and sees his brother in need, yet closes his heart against him, how does God’s love abide in him?’ This call to help extends not only to our neighbor, but to each person on the planet."


"GRHU is committed to creating awareness of the hopeless position of all refugees, poor locals in the host country and victims of war violence in Africa. GRHU works to raise the quality of life through income generating projects, skills training, and by providing basic necessities to give hope for a better future."

Meet The Team.


Giving Refugees Hope in Uganda is managed by a Canadian Board of Directors and advisers based primarily in Canada. We started in these roles in 2013 and have grown our board and advisers in the years since. Most directors and advisors have visited the projects in Uganda and typically travel to Uganda at least once a year. The positions on the board of directors and advisers are all 100% volunteered and unpaid roles. Directors meet monthly to strategize the wellbeing of the organization.

Patrick Kizehe


Jenn Banas

Medical Director

Vernon Rayner


Murray Fuhr

Vice Chair 

Dr. Rick Paddie

Executive Medical Director

Wanda Grant


Tammy Janzen

Widow Director

Andrea Raynor

Children's Director

Joel Mitchell

Media Director

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