Literacy Of Love, Our Story

Do you believe you can make a difference? Literacy of Love believes every ounce of love causes a ripple of change. We think education is the key to a bright future and that nurturing and nourishment are basic needs. Our vulnerable, orphaned and destitute children in Uganda have big faith that our hopes will be a reality because of people like you.

Literacy of Love is registered in both America and Uganda.  It is important to the organization that LoL and Cari purposefully raise children with the integrity of their culture.  Valuing, reinforcing and intentionally abiding by common cultural practices rather than insisting foreign approaches gives our program authenticity. We are raising Ugandan children to grow into responsible, principled, faithful Ugandan adults.

How does LoL combat the many obstacles of poverty? A permanent home, a sense of family that cares for basic needs, school to ensure quality education and economic opportunities to guarantee that support doesn’t end once school does. Our solution is multifaceted and sustainable. The cycle of giving a hand up doesn’t end, instead, the very children we serve will be given an opportunity to make a difference for others. Graduates become mentors and teachers to younger children, and they are given opportunities to manage the very program they grew from. This isn’t a just an organization; it’s a family.   Literacy of Love firmly believes everyone makes a difference in the world, and we can choose which kind of difference we want to make.

Our Mission

Literacy of Love has big dreams and big faith.

100% of all proceeds develop our mission to help destitute, abused, abandoned, vulnerable, and orphaned children in Uganda find hope and a future.

Our Vision

Our vision is to ensure that disadvantaged children have a quality education.

We provide a safe, organized, nurturing home where we counsel our members to help them overcome trauma and teach principles for leading a disciplined life.  We believe that our children can grow into leaders and entrepreneurs who manage our program and help the next generation be encouraged and inspired to dream big. Overcoming generational poverty is possible with opportunities and skill development but most importantly, with the right mindset and ethic.

About the CEO
Cari Matejka

Cari Matejka

Founder CEO

Literacy of Love, Inc. (LoL) was started by founder and CEO Cari Matejka. Cari traveled to Uganda in 2012. Her heart and mind were captured after her visit to a village school. Over the years, she developed a personal relationship with many children, and she took an active part in ensuring many were provided for and remained in school. She couldn’t unlearn their difficulties and great needs, and that weight of responsibility paired with her deep love is what motivated her to create Literacy of Love in 2016. Cari travels to Uganda as one of the parents of over 60 children and lives in the children’s home, Home of the Heart, LoL maintains. On a daily basis, she communicates, counsels, and manages the members of her home, Family of the Heart, and she manages directly with leaders there. There is no middle person – it’s direct. Although Family of the Heart members come from diverse backgrounds and beliefs, Ugandan culture and Cari both value faith. In America, Cari is an active member of her church.  She has spoken as a guest at various organizations about her missions as well as preached at a few partnering churches both in the states and abroad.

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Literacy of Love has big dreams and big faith. 100% of all proceeds develop our mission to help destitute, abused, abandoned,
vulnerable and orphaned children in Uganda find hope and a future. .

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