After Andrea Sedlock's first mission trip to Uganda in 2009 with Journey's Crossing, she knew that her life could never be the same. She fell in love with Uganda and its people; specifically those living in a rural village in the mountains of Kabale. It was impossible for Andrea to return back to the states and forget about the children of Kabale, who deserved to be cared for, educated and most importantly: loved. In Ugandan rural villages such as Kabale, there is no electricity or running water and most of the children are fortunate to eat one meal a day. Education is as much a luxury as three meals a day for the youth of Kabale.
The Foundation of Rukundo International (RI):
Each subsequent year Andrea has visited and worked in Uganda until the year where her yearning to do even more finally became a reality. In 2014, she founded RI and laid the foundation of a plan to love this tiny, largely forgotten village. Rukundo, the word for "love" in a native Ugandan tongue, provides a symbolic foundation for the organization's mission to holistically transform lives. What makes RI unique is that it is 100% volunteer based in the U.S. This means that nearly all funds donated to the organization go directly toward their mission.