"Loneliness and the feeling of being unwanted is the most terrible poverty."- Mother Teresa
WATCCH. INC started in 2011 when our team founders traveled to Uganda on a mission trip. The three women discovered 75 vulnerable children in an orphanage in the worst conditions. These children were between the ages of 2-16, and many were without rooms or beds. On the team’s arrival, they noticed the children had no food or access to water. In fact, during the visit, one of the children passed out from heatstroke. Often the children would fight over food and amenities since sources were scares. In one room slept 35 boys on one mattress. In another room slept 40 girls to two mattresses.
After their mission trip to Africa, the founders received a call that a three-year-old boy they had met died. He died of malaria because the orphanage could not afford medication. The cost of the little boy’s life was $15.00, which would have paid for the medicine he needed. On August 18, 2011, the founders filed with Texas to become a nonprofit shortly after the state of Texas approved WATCCH.INC. The 501 (c)3 eight months later was approved by the federal government.
After the team of founders received all proper documentation needed. WATCCH found a home to rent, hired on staff, and begun taking in children. Since opening the Home in 2014. We have had an opportunity to talk with government officials, and many are getting away from children's homes.
In 2018 WATCCH.INC started WATCHDRM project in the Bududa District in Uganda, Africa. WATCHDRM stands for What about the Child Disaster Relief Ministry. We no longer are a children's home but a community developmental organization. Helping children and communities that have been impacted by landslides in Bududa, District. People impacted by natural disasters are in need of access to adequate medical care with flexible rates so that it's affordable to the poor. Children orphaned by landslides are in need of food, shelter and schooling. There is also a need for a community center that will help assist refugees amid disasters. Lastly, long term assistance to help rebuild homes destroyed after a natural disasters.