Supporting survivors
in Uganda

Our partnership with Hope Care Rescue Mission




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Hope Care Rescue Mission (HOCRAM)

ASTI is delighted to support Hope Care Rescue Mission (HOCRAM), a Ugandan-based organisation that supports acid and burns survivors, victims of gender-based violence and other marginalised people in Uganda. 

HOCRAM was founded by Linneti Kirungi, an acid attack survivor who was attacked by an ex-boyfriend in 2012. Following the attack, Linneti obtained a bachelor's degree before working for several organisations supporting acid attack survivors. In 2020, her experiences inspired her to create HOCRAM and now, the organisation works with over 200 acid attack survivors in Uganda.

The Tailoring Programme provides acid attack survivors with the skills and materials needed to learn sewing. 

Participants are given their own sewing machine and training to make a variety of garments. These skills give them the opportunity to gain an income independently, which in turn helps to build the confidence needed to reintegrate back into society.

HOCRAM give hope to acid and burns survivors through reaching out to victims in hospital.

HOCRAM’s priority area of focus is giving hope to acid and burns survivors and this is done through reaching out to victims of acid and burns violence in hospital. They offer them psychosocial support, nutritional and spiritual support with funding from ASTI.

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Hamida was attacked by a stranger in 2007, leaving her with significant injuries. With support from HOCRAM, she has learnt different ways to cope with what happened to her. Hamida is undertaking the Tailoring Programme alongside her fresh food business and hopes it will enable her to boost her designing skills, which she is particularly passionate about. Her confidence has grown, and she is now interacting with her customers and fellow community members.


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Jamida, a single mother to five, was attacked with acid 19 years ago by the father of her child. Her injuries were severe, and she was hospitalised for a long period of time. Now, she wants to use her experience for good, and is a senior counsellor with HOCRAM, giving other survivors hope for the future. She is also learning sewing, which she describes as “her dream.” Her aim is to buy a plot of land to build her and her family a home.


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Slivia was attacked in 2011 by the father of her child after their marriage ended. She is now a single mother with three children and struggling to afford rent. Currently, she lives in a house with no doors or windows. Sadly, her family has very little to eat. Slivia, who is currently undergoing training, believes that once she begins selling her products, she will be able to rent a house and provide a safe and healthy environment for her children once again. 


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The consequences of acid attacks are lifelong. You learn to live with the trauma. Some lose everything; their lives, their income, their friends, the will to live.

Linneti Kirungi, Hope Care Rescue Mission Founder and Director


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