"I envied death."

As soon as Grace’s husband died, the threats began.

More powerful members of her village announced that they were throwing her and her children out of their home. They would take it as their own – and she would have nothing. Grace had nowhere to turn. Without her home or her small patch of land, she would have no way to protect or provide for her children. She couldn’t provide shelter or grow food.

But today, Grace is safe and secure. She is home. Watch her story now to see her remarkable transformation.

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What is Land Theft?

In Uganda, land is life. But in Mukono, Uganda, 1 in 3 widows will become a victim of land theft. When a widow’s land is stolen, she does not have a home, food for her children or dreams for a future.

Watch how IJM Uganda has helped more than 650 widows and orphans recover their land since 2008.

How Does IJM Provide Aftercare in Uganda?

When a widow in Uganda is a victim of land theft, she needs more than just her home back. She needs to rebuild her family’s security, dignity and hope.

Watch how IJM Uganda provides aftercare and meet some of the staff who walk closely with these women and children through life’s pain and joys. .