Financial contributions are key for us to be able to expand our program’s needs. Currently the needs far outweighs the available funds. Almost all fund-raising and administrative time is donated to the organization, so your contribution can be used almost entirely for direct program expenses. We are a 501(c)(3) organization, so contributions are tax deductible in the U.S.
Your investment in the Ugandan women and children gives hope to their hearts, sparkles to their eyes, and joy to their lives. We spend at least two months each year in Uganda with our beader groups and can see firsthand how powerfully your gifts improve their lives.
Urgent priorities for Year End 2013 and 2014 include:
- helping our beaders in Jinja become homeowners so they can permanently overcome poverty. We still need to raise $7,000 to complete the land purchase. This last payment is needed by late January 2014!
- continued operation of the Agwata health clinic which opened in June 2013. The clinic serves over 7000 people and hopes to offer maternity services in 2014.
- finish our Agwata nursery classrooms so that the very youngest children receive a solid start in their education and are in a safe and learning environment while their mothers work in the fields
- expanding our Girls’ Education Initiative in northern Uganda from 30 girls to 100 girls (this program targets 4th to 7th grade girls who might otherwise leave school to get married).
As one of our long-time supporters said recently, “We know you’re changing lives!” We can do that only with your help which in turn helps expand the women’s and students’ thoughts about what they can achieve in life.