Mary Mission Incorporated was founded in 2016 in Bismarck, North Dakota by Jon and Pam Kossan.
We are a 501(c)(3) religious organization that provides for the needs of children and families of intense poverty and offers essential care for thousands of children, widows, single mothers and families in Uganda. We also care for the orphaned and abandoned children and families inflicted by the HIV/aids epidemic.
Mary Mission Incorporated is dedicated to sustainable and permanent changes. We have established a presence to the poorest of the poor in the Masaka District of Uganda by creating stability and growth by providing education, healthcare, and shelter.
Pam's first trip to Uganda was in November of 2014. She met a sixty-six year old widow by the name of Maurice. Maurice was taking care of eleven orphaned children who had nothing. When Pam saw this, she was committed to building a home for Maurice. The home was completed in six months with water tapped into her property. Not only did Maurice received a four room home with bunk beds for everyone, she also received blankets and pillows and a two seater toilet with an area to bathe.
Mary Mission Incorporated was then born!
We continued to expand to the building of St. Philomena's Nursery and Primary School. In just two years, with the help of many volunteers and generous donors, we educated three-hundred orphaned, abandoned and poverty-stricken children.
In 2018 we have completed 11 classrooms so every grade has a permanent classroom. From Baby class to Primary 7. We have a modern kitchen with a storage room, electricity and a refrigerator!
There are still many needs for construction; More classrooms, Teachers dorm and a Dining Hall are our next projects to complete as the funds allow.
Address: 3270 Bethany Loop - Bismarck, ND 58503