Who We Are

What We Are About

LOT2545 is a registered 501c3 making all donations tax deductible to the fullest extent as allowed by law.  

The name LOT2545 comes from Matthew 25:45.   It says, “He will reply, ‘Truly I tell you, whatever you did not do for one of the least of these, you did not do for me.’” (NIV translation)   LOT is an abbreviation for least of these and 2545 is from the chapter and verse in Matthew.

Our mission is to provide true justice and compassion for the least of these in Uganda by providing opportunities to heal and pave their own way for a better future.

We hope for a Uganda where every child is loved and valued by his family in a self-sustaining household.

What We Are About:

LOT2545 is a registered 501c3 making all donations tax deductible to the fullest extent as allowed by law.  

The name LOT2545 comes from Matthew 25:45.   It says, “He will reply, ‘Truly I tell you, whatever you did not do for one of the least of these, you did not do for me.’” (NIV translation)   LOT is an abbreviation for least of these and 2545 is from the chapter and verse in Matthew.

Our mission is to provide true justice and compassion for the least of these in Uganda by providing opportunities to heal and pave their own way for a better future.

We hope for a Uganda where every child is loved and valued by his family in a self-sustaining household.

Core Values

  • Integrity:
    We aim to always do what is best for the boys. God has brought these boys to us and entrusted us with their safety and wellbeing, and we will keep their best interests in mind when making all decisions. We will always be good stewards with the generosity of our donors. (1 Corinthians 4:1-2)
  • Empowerment:
    We believe in empowering our boys and the women we work with to develop a brighter, more sustainable future for themselves. Providing education, vocational training, and employment, our hope is for them all to become happy, fruitful members of their community. (Matthew 25:22-23)
  • Family:
    At LOT2545, we believe in family. We empower our women’s group to care for their own families. In our home, we are all uncles, aunties, and brothers. We teach our boys the importance of family so that they may grow up and break the cycle of injustice for their own children. (Ephesians 6:4)
  • Service:
    We are built on the foundation of serving the least of these in Uganda and dedicated to doing so, for whatever we did not do for one of the least of these, we did not do for him. (Matthew 25:45)
  • Justice:
    True justice is a significant need in all of Africa, including Kampala. We seek justice for the oppressed. We seek to defend the fatherless and plead for the widows just as God calls us to do. (Isaiah 1:17, Micah 6:8)
  • Forgiveness:
    We believe forgiveness for others and the forgiveness for themselves is one of the most important things for our boys to learn. All too often, when boys are living on the streets, making good choices means they might not eat. Sometimes old habits die hard and even make their way into the home. We teach and remind them constantly that God forgives us no matter what, and we strive to practice this forgiveness with them daily. (Ephesians 1:7, Matthew 6:15-15)

Board of Directors

Amanda Jones

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    Amanda Jones is the founder of LOT 2545. After spending 10 months in Uganda, she realized God’s calling in her life to help older boys living on the streets. As a result, Amanda returned to the US to begin the paperwork needed to establish LOT 2545.

    Before her time in Uganda, she taught high school Spanish for 2 years. She was raised in South Bend, Indiana and attended Indiana University South Bend for both undergraduate and graduate work. She graduated in May 2010 with a M.S. in Secondary Education.

Emily Allison

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    Emily Allison was born and raised in South Bend, Indiana, and still calls this city her home. She currently resides there with her husband, Jason, her son Eli, and their Labrador Retriever, Marshall. Over three years ago, she quit her day job, in the news industry, to pursue photography full-time, and that’s how she connected with Amanda.

    After photographing their local fundraiser, and learning more about LOT 2545, this organization has become near, and dear to her heart.

Chrissy Paul

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    Chrissy Paul grew up with Amanda Jones in South Bend, Indiana and has kept in touch through all of Amanda’s adventures in Uganda. Because she has boys of her own, she has a heart for the kids on the street LOT2545 is helping in Kampala.

    She lives in Medford, Oregon with her two boys Adam and Connor. She works as a medical biller.

Lori Borger

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    Lori Borger met Amanda Jones in South Bend when Amanda was selling her violin to pay for a computer for LOT2545. A later encounter at the South Bend Farmer’s Market jewelry table captured Lori’s heart and led to Lori’s family sponsoring a boy.

    Her husband and oldest children visited the boys in Uganda 3 years later. The boys hold a special place in all of their hearts. Formerly a physical therapist, Lori is now homeschooling the younger four of her five children and volunteers extensively at her church. She is honored to be joining the LOT2545 board.

Claudia Carpio

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    Claudia Carpio has worked in international development since 2000. Her wide-ranging experience includes financial reporting, investing in social enterprises, portfolio management, syndications, and project management for financing global institutions and SMEs.

    Claudia is the Senior Manager at AlphaMundi Foundation, in Washington, DC, a non-profit (and little sister of AlphaMundi Group) that aims to catalyze and scale investment in social enterprises that seek to improve the lives of the poor.

    Claudia also was a Portfolio Officer for Microvest Capital Management LLC. As such, she was responsible for monitoring Microvest’s Latin America (LA) debt and equity portfolio and structured and executed loan renewals for LA investees. Previously, Ms. Carpio worked at the Inter-American Investment Corporation (Inter-American Development Bank private sector arm) in a range of different positions including working as an Associate Investment Officer under the Financing Program for Small Financial Intermediaries (IFIP), specialized on leasing, factoring, cooperatives, and microfinance business fields.

    Claudia holds an MBA from Marymount University in VA and a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration. She is fluent in English and Spanish, and has basic proficiency in Italian and Portuguese. She grew up in Peru and lives in Washington, DC with her husband.

Ugandan Staff

Flavia Aboth

Kauma Eseza

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    Kauma Eseza is the coordinator of our newest program-Empower Voices. She lives in Kampala and has a Bachelor’s degree in Social Sciences from Makerere University. Some of her goals include: to bring glory to God through her work, to get the satisfaction that comes with a well completed task. Her hobbies include: singing, writing new songs, and making friends. She is married with 4 children.

Lot 2545 donor privacy policy:

LOT2545 collects and maintains the following types of donor information when it is provided to us:

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We will never share, give, sell, or rent our contact or donor list with any other group or organization. We also will not email you on behalf of another organization.

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