Poverty is not overcome when a child begins to live a few coins above the poverty line. If that were the case, then any child living on more than 1$ a day could be deemed prosperous; however, we know that is not true. Cherish Uganda sets it's sights on a far different yardstick, the prosperity line. This yardstick measures the ability one has to prosper and to enable those around them to prosper also.
Cherish Uganda believes prosperity flows out of an identity shift that takes place deep within the heart and mind of a child, an adult and community. An impoverished soul, an impoverished mind and an impoverished spirit must be overcome in order to truly overcome poverty. This, in addition to marketplace opportunities, life skils, business acumen, financial management training, saving mechanisms etc. can lift people to a place of being prosperous and to a position of enabling others to prosper.
We believe that where prosperity and generosity co-exist in the life of one person, community transformation can transpire. Not only do we want prosperity for the lives of children living with HIV, we want those same children to realize they can be participants of change and lift others out of poverty and despair.