Malayaka House| 1hr : 12mins
Director: Jaqueline Harlow & Jesse Bradley | Producer: Jaqueline Harlow & Jesse Bradley
Focus Years: 2010 | Country: United States
This is the story of Robert Fleming, an American who, through a series of circumstances, adopted a new purpose: to save children in the urban villages of Uganda.
Robert reached a crossroads in his life when he rescued a newborn child from a garbage can in Entebbe, Uganda. This child was to change the course of his life, and the lives of many, many others. He named her Malayaka, which translates as "Angel."
As he drove to his hotel room with this newborn baby in his lap, he made the choice many of us could not, he gave up his life in America to remain in Uganda and raise this child, this angel.
More children were brought to him, more angels for him to care for. He started an orphanage to house these children and named it after the girl whose birth started it all; Malayaka House was born.
Robertâ€™s orphanage turned into a movement to employ impoverished women, to develop farms that both feed and enrich poverty-stricken children, to harness solar energy and rainwater so that not just these orphans but hundreds of Ugandan children could have the basic necessities of life.
The children of Malayaka House were once labeled forgotten, abandoned, abused, and orphaned.
They are now happy, healthy, educated young people with bright futures, all because of the work of this man.