Love One International

Love a child. Save a life.

aka Love One   |   BRENTWOOD, TN   |
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Love One International

EIN: 27-5038533


Love One International transforms the hearts of children and families in Uganda through life-saving medical care, family preservation and sharing the love of Jesus.

Ruling year info



Mrs. Suzanne Mayernick

Main address

1749 Mallory Lane Suite 102


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Formerly known as

147 Million Orphans



Subject area info

Community health care

Agriculture, fishing and forestry

Human services

Population served info

Children and youth


Economically disadvantaged people

NTEE code info

Alliance/Advocacy Organizations (K01)

Fund Raising and/or Fund Distribution (K12)

IRS subsection

501(c)(3) Public Charity

IRS filing requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990 or 990-EZ.

Tax forms


Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

In remote areas of Uganda, medical treatment isn’t readily available. So when children become critically ill, it's a crisis situation, leaving parents feeling hopeless, desperate and incapacitated. At Love One International, we provide these children with emergency access to life-saving medical care. Once the children are stable, they’re transferred to the Love One Center to fully recuperate, and their parents learn about basic healthcare, nutrition and hygiene. When children are restored to health, they return home to grateful families and joyful communities. We also offer support through ongoing nutritional education, family strengthening and spiritual programs. We address not only medical concerns, but also spiritual needs. Everything we do is in Jesus' name.

Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Love One Center

- Cases are typically reported to our Love One Staff by government officials or our communities liaisons.
- Each case is assessed and assigned a level of severity based on the child’s symptoms, overall health, and available resources (most children who go through this program would likely die without immediate attention and treatment).

- Children are taken to the hospital for further assessment/treatment. Once the doctors attend to their urgent needs and discharge them, they go to the Love One Center for extended rehabilitation.
- Here, the children not only receive a balanced diet based on individualized nutrition plans, but we also teach them about Jesus. In the meantime, while the child heals, we educate the families about the nutrition, sanitation, hygiene, etc. that their specific child needs.

- Once the child heals, his immunity is strengthened, AND his family has completed training, our staff assesses and comes up with a resettlement plan.
- Some children come from healthy homes, but their parents lack the funds and resources to care for them. For these cases, the Love One Staff will look at the parents’ skill sets and help them find jobs so they can provide for their family.
- Children who were abandoned or cannot go back to their home have a different resettlement process and are evaluated on a case-by-case basis. Our goal is to find foster families in the community that love the Lord and have a heart to care for these vulnerable children.

-Our Love One staff follows up with each resettlement 1x a month. They visit each child’s home and community to monitor the child’s health, observe family dynamics, and see how both the children and families are adjusting.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth
Economically disadvantaged people

Where we work

Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one.

Medical care for vulnerable children in Uganda

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Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Children and youth

Related Program

Love One Center

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success


Context Notes

Due to enhanced need during the Covid-19 pandemic, the number of children aided in 2021 was greater than that of other years. This is consistent with Love One's mission to provide nutritional care.

Our Sustainable Development Goals

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

Our goals are to build a larger facility so we can serve more children and grow our staff with qualified professionals. Love One's mission is to transform the hearts of children and families in Uganda through life-saving medical care, family preservation and sharing the love of Jesus. By building a larger facility, we are able to expand our reach to serve even more children than we ever have before. The cases we deal with are truly a matter of life or death, and we never want to have to turn a child away. Our goal is to do everything in our power to give each child a second chance at life and to support their family.

Our strategies include: pray for the Lord's guidance, hire qualified staff members, spend time making sure that everything is structurally sound, share our vision with people that want to be a part of what we are doing monetarily and continuing to fundraise to provide for operational costs.

We will fundraise through social media, multiple gatherings/events, merchandise, monthly donors, and our yearly fundraising event.

We have a rented facility where we are able to care for 40-45 children. We assist families with medical care for their sick child/children, rehab them so that they are healthy, teach the parents a skill/trade for sustainability, and resettle the child with his/her family. After the resettlement process, we do follow-ups once a week to make sure that they are thriving.

In 2018 we served 56 children, in 2019 we served 84 children and in 2020 we served 116 children at the Love One Center. During the Covid-19 pandemic, we were deemed an essential organization which allowed us to feed over 6,000 individuals, most of whom were children. In 2022, we served 130 children at The Center, over 310 in our home-based care program, and fed over 1300 children in our outreach to villages.

How we listen

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Seeking feedback from people served makes programs more responsive and effective. Here’s how this organization is listening.

done We shared information about our current feedback practices.
  • How is your organization using feedback from the people you serve?

    To identify and remedy poor client service experiences, To inform the development of new programs/projects, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve

  • Which of the following feedback practices does your organization routinely carry out?

    We act on the feedback we receive

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    We don't have any major challenges to collecting feedback


Love One International
Fiscal year: Jan 01 - Dec 31
Financial documents
2022 2022 Love One International Audited Financial Statements
done  Yes, financials were audited by an independent accountant. info

Revenue vs. expenses:  breakdown

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info
Note: When component data are not available, the graph displays the total Revenue and/or Expense values.

Liquidity in 2022 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990


Average of 56.71 over 10 years

Months of cash in 2022 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990


Average of 15.6 over 10 years

Fringe rate in 2022 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990


Average of 4% over 10 years

Funding sources info

Source: IRS Form 990

Assets & liabilities info

Source: IRS Form 990

Financial data

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

Love One International

Revenue & expenses

Fiscal Year: Jan 01 - Dec 31

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info

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Love One International

Balance sheet

Fiscal Year: Jan 01 - Dec 31

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info

The balance sheet gives a snapshot of the financial health of an organization at a particular point in time. An organization's total assets should generally exceed its total liabilities, or it cannot survive long, but the types of assets and liabilities must also be considered. For instance, an organization's current assets (cash, receivables, securities, etc.) should be sufficient to cover its current liabilities (payables, deferred revenue, current year loan, and note payments). Otherwise, the organization may face solvency problems. On the other hand, an organization whose cash and equivalents greatly exceed its current liabilities might not be putting its money to best use.

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Financial trends analysis Glossary & formula definitions

Fiscal Year: Jan 01 - Dec 31

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info

This snapshot of Love One International’s financial trends applies Nonprofit Finance Fund® analysis to data hosted by GuideStar. While it highlights the data that matter most, remember that context is key – numbers only tell part of any story.

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Profitability info 2017 2018 2019 2021 2022
Unrestricted surplus (deficit) before depreciation $123,099 $713,501 $1,642,950 $4,290,775 $2,834,039
As % of expenses 15.7% 85.4% 239.1% 239.8% 85.1%
Unrestricted surplus (deficit) after depreciation $122,451 $711,813 $1,638,922 $4,280,297 $2,830,525
As % of expenses 15.6% 85.1% 237.2% 237.8% 84.9%
Revenue composition info
Total revenue (unrestricted & restricted) $905,174 $1,624,253 $2,330,000 $6,065,302 $6,088,336
Total revenue, % change over prior year 16.8% 79.4% 43.5% 0.0% 0.4%
Program services revenue 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Membership dues 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Investment income 0.0% 0.0% 0.3% 0.2% 0.9%
Government grants 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
All other grants and contributions 100.0% 82.1% 96.2% 98.3% 94.1%
Other revenue 0.0% 17.9% 3.5% 1.6% 4.9%
Expense composition info
Total expenses before depreciation $782,072 $835,029 $687,050 $1,789,514 $3,329,297
Total expenses, % change over prior year 38.8% 6.8% -17.7% 0.0% 86.0%
Personnel 0.0% 0.9% 7.4% 20.5% 10.1%
Professional fees 2.4% 3.4% 2.4% 1.8% 2.2%
Occupancy 0.0% 0.7% 1.4% 2.5% 1.8%
Interest 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Pass-through 0.0% 6.0% 2.3% 64.0% 44.9%
All other expenses 97.6% 89.1% 86.4% 11.2% 41.0%
Full cost components (estimated) info 2017 2018 2019 2021 2022
Total expenses (after depreciation) $782,720 $836,717 $691,078 $1,799,992 $3,332,811
One month of savings $65,173 $69,586 $57,254 $149,126 $277,441
Debt principal payment $0 $0 $0 $0 $0
Fixed asset additions $255,220 $31,350 $71,813 $554,991 $230,891
Total full costs (estimated) $1,103,113 $937,653 $820,145 $2,504,109 $3,841,143

Capital structure indicators

Liquidity info 2017 2018 2019 2021 2022
Months of cash 1.7 9.2 44.2 46.6 35.0
Months of cash and investments 1.7 9.2 44.2 46.6 35.0
Months of estimated liquid unrestricted net assets 2.9 12.6 42.7 47.5 34.9
Balance sheet composition info 2017 2018 2019 2021 2022
Cash $109,988 $637,042 $2,532,516 $6,946,290 $9,713,301
Investments $0 $0 $0 $0 $0
Receivables $60,000 $326,703 $0 $0 $0
Gross land, buildings, equipment (LBE) $259,713 $286,570 $356,670 $904,670 $1,121,671
Accumulated depreciation (as a % of LBE) 2.0% 0.8% 1.3% 1.1% 0.0%
Liabilities (as a % of assets) 2.3% 2.2% 1.1% 0.8% 0.4%
Unrestricted net assets $446,642 $1,158,455 $2,797,377 $7,980,367 $10,810,892
Temporarily restricted net assets $0 $75,650 N/A N/A N/A
Permanently restricted net assets $0 $0 N/A N/A N/A
Total restricted net assets $0 $75,650 $75,650 $75,000 $0
Total net assets $446,642 $1,234,105 $2,873,027 $8,055,367 $10,810,892

Key data checks

Key data checks info 2017 2018 2019 2021 2022
Material data errors No No No No No


The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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Mrs. Suzanne Mayernick

Love One provides life-saving medical care and rehabilitative services for children in Gulu, Uganda. Most children we care for arrive in critical conditions, suffering from severe malnourishment and often additional infections. Children end up in these desperate conditions because most people in rural communities do not have access to a hospital and if they do, they can only afford the public hospital which has limited capacity and resources. So, our team coordinates access to life-saving healthcare at our partner private hospital, OneWorld Health. Here, the children receive medical care until they are stable enough for discharge. From there, they are transferred to the Love One Center where our nutritionist creates an individualized nutrition plan and they receive the necessary rehabilitative services. As they regain their health, we educate their parents on hygiene, nutrition and proper care. Once their health is restored, they are resettled back with their families.

Number of employees

Source: IRS Form 990

Love One International

Officers, directors, trustees, and key employees

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

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Love One International

Board of directors
as of 07/17/2023
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
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Board co-chair

Vallie Collins

Board co-chair

Lauren Akins

Scott McCullough

Board leadership practices

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Not applicable
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Not applicable
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Not applicable
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Not applicable
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? Not applicable

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 10/27/2022

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