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How Our Families Live

June 2, 12:30

Another wonderful is complete but I want to share with you all about
what we see when we visit all our families. Photos below show the level of poverty
and desperation
our kids live in daily.

The poverty in Uganda never gets any better.
We have one family who has no outdoor toilet at all.
It was a simple outhouse with a hole in the ground but then someone with money came in and bought their land
leaving them with no options. Now their only bathroom will be the bushes around the home.
Their only income comes from a small garden of corn which is what they eat daily along with a
few mangoes from their tree when their in season.

This is the very poorest family serve. A family who can''t provide any school supplies for their kids
so everything comes from sponsors.

At our low rate of $15 a month this covers tuition and a meal or 2 at school depending on a
childs age. Young kids below grade 1 typically leave school before lunch is
served. They attend only half day preschool. Highschoolers typically get lunch but not
much breakfast unless they live in the dorms then 3 meals daily are offered.

Another family consists of an uncle raising his kids and nieces with no
job other than doing a few neighbors when they need help.

Then we have many single moms who dig in someone's garden or washes other people clothes to earn $1 a day.
The kids wear filthy rags with many holes and they can't always afford soap to bathe
or keep their clothes clean. They sleep on dirt floors also and dust is everywhere.

Here's how we can do more to help the families in our program

1. A few women can make crafts but we have no market for them at this time in our area, if anyone
wishes to sell crafts we'd be grateful for the help. Selling extra things is one of the only ways we
have to assist the families with extra items not covered by sponsorship. Job creation is so important
to empower the parents to help themselves rather than to just sit and wait for handouts.

Especially on social media. Without it we wouldn't exist as an org.
Our sponsors are from contries and continents all across the world.
The WEB is our only outlet to finding donors.

3. Skip a meal, sporting event or movie and donate that $ to help these families to
simply survive.

Thanks for taking time to care about the needy in Africa!


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