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POVERTY IN AFRICA! Good vs Bad Aid...

July 3, 2013   6:40 pm

 A lot of people have many different views on how to help Africa.
I agree that its very bad to give money to anyone you see on the street.
Most of the time if money is given to begging children it will immediately be taken by their guardian/older sibling or other relative. It won't help the child.
So in our sponsorship program we've always tried to focus on education for the children and not
giving handouts to the parents. They should try their best to find whatever work is available.
Most times parents especially the men of the house will spend their money on themselves and not
give a second thought to their kids. This is why we want the children to have the chance
to get an education even if their own family doesn't /can't provide for them.

I know many people go on missions trip and walk through villages handing out candy or other
small  things. Some even hand out bags of food. If done in a controlled way by going home to home
and visiting those who are most in need I think its a good thing. We may only be able to give them enough food for a day or 2 but at least they will survive that day and not be hungry. It may cause other villagers to be jealous but helping no one at all isn't the answer either. In some slums there are people who have a lot more
than others. So we choose those who are most in need such as those who live in mud huts with no furniture
sometimes not even a mattress to sleep on. Micro loans are also good but its impossible
to give a loan to every person in a village. I know many of us who sponsor the children come from many different religious backgrounds but I don't think any religion would suggest saying to a poor family
"Because I can't provide you all with a job then I can't give you any food" and then leave them to continue starving. What would be the point in visiting a slum village anyway if we had no intention to help anyone?
So since I will heading back to Uganda soon we want to give everyone the opportunity to reach out to some of the most needy families in the entire world and make a donation to provide some food
to them. Just click our  DONATE button on the top of the blog. Thanks!  See some of the most needy families in our program below.


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April 2, 2017 4:33 pm

We've had so many illness within our org recently.
Kids getting sick , parents being injured on motorbikes, many people getting malaria from the
rainy season. One child with HIV is very sick right now and needs to be hospitalized but
we've always tried to use $100 of a child's school fee for that certain student. Funds can't be prioritized for other more urgent things If a family loses a house (and typical rent for our families per month is $10-$50) and we could help them for a month or 2 to get settled. Some families have emergency food needs
So if anyone would like to donate to this fund this would be great. The needs are so vast and can't be covered through monthly sponsorship (which is tuition and meals only)

If someone doesn't want to help a child monthly why not give an occasional gift of $10 or $20
Typical hospital costs range from $20-$100 this is far from what a poor Ugandan family can afford. With our help this can save a life.


Very Needy Village help for $15 a month!

9:53 am This area is called Kiwolera

a small village in Kamuli , Uganda where we serve 6 or 7 families and nearly 30 kids live there.
Only about 5 have a sponsor at this time.
Most homes have a dirt floor and many kids were sleeping on straw mats or tiny pieces of old foam as you see below. That's their tiny bed. LETS GET A FEW MORE SPONSORED SINCE
School begins this week and there is a drought and high food prices. $15 a month helps 1 student stay in school. These families are all simple farmers raising greens or sweet potatoes.
The harvests are small because of the intense daily heat and nearly 6 weeks with no rain .

Help a precious starving baby boy.

Aug 8, 17   6:48pm
Baby Abu is the 2nd child we've found in such bad condition. The only other starving child we found was baby Fatuma and she couldn't swallow well due to CP. Abu can walk but is weak and sucks his thumb constantly it see ms. He's lucky to be sponsored but his family situation goes beyond normal monthly sponsorship (mom is alone selling only sugar cane) and there is a sister who seems to be about 3.  Abu around 18 months to 2. They are lucky they had a mattress and net at home to share . The area of kamuli where they stay is Buwenge Mpia (the ghetto ) of kamuli. Where a few of our kids stay since rent is cheaper than in the town. its 10 mins or so walk from the tiny downtown. So we are wondering if any members would want to make a donation of any size to help with food, clothing or soap/ hygiene items and meds if needed. This will keep the family afloat for awhile until the mom can settle and figure out what else to do to earn a living. They only moved to t…