Katie Davis is, first and foremost, the mother of 13 Ugandan orphan girls. She is also the author of the New York Times Bestseller, Kisses from Katie and The Color of Grace: How One Woman's Brokenness Brought Healing and Hope to Children Survivors of War.
She is the founder and Executive Director of Amazima Ministries. The organization seeks to meet the physical, emotional, and spiritual needs of the people of Uganda who need it most. She also started what is now the Masese Feeding Outreach, which provides meals to 1,200 children Monday through Friday.
As her friendships developed in Masese, Katie wanted to help the women in the village provide for their families, for the Gospel to take root, and for them to be the change we wish to see within the community. She initiated a self-sustaining vocational program to empower these women to generate needed income by making unique Ugandan magazine bead necklaces. The necklaces made by the women are purchased weekly by Amazima and then sold in the United States. The money the women receive for their beads allows them to support their family and send their children to school.