Project Have Hope

Project Have Hope works with a group of 100 women in the Acholi Quarter of Uganda and helps them transform their lives and the lives of their families. Through the sale of their beautiful hand-crafted goods, as well as through our adult literacy, vocational training, and children' education programs, the women can feed their families, send their children to school, and look forward to a richer future.
Dec 15, 2014

Revolutionizing the Way Women Cook

Helen
Helen

When Helen learned how to implement a cooking bag into her routine, her life got a whole lot easier.  Gone were the days of stirring food over a charcoal stove for hours.  Helen started using it immediately and never looked back!  Around mid-day she starts preparing the family's main meal.  After it is partially cooked, she removes it from the charcoal stove and place the food in separate, covered containers into the cooking bag.  Then she goes back to work tending chickens and selling foodstuffs from her home.  The food continues to cook in the bag.  When her grandchildren come home from school, the food is ready for them.  And when her daughter comes home hours later, her food, which remained in the cook bag, is still warm.  You can revolutionize the way women prepare meals, by helping us provide a cooking bag for another woman in Uganda's Acholi Quarter.

For just $25, you can provide the means for a family to have a hot meal.

$25 means improved health outcomes, increased hours of productivity at work, and a more hopeful future for an impoverished family.

Hope and a little help make all the difference.   Together we can transform the community of the Acholi Quarter.

Oct 21, 2014

Stitch by Stitch

jen 1
jen 1

Stitch by stitch, Jennifer grows stronger, and prouder, and makes what were once dreams, realities.  Once a laborer in the stone quarry, Jennifer is now an accomplished tailor.  Through the support of donors, like you, Jennifer studied tailoring and was then given an-interest free loan to purchase a sewing machine and other necessities so that she could open her own shop.  In the Acholi Quarter, where she lives, Jennifer rented a small shop on the main road and went to work - work building a better future for herself and her children. 

As her skills and experience increased, Jennifer's confidence grew too.  Through friends she learned of a vacancy at a nearby factory sewing police uniforms.  By day she sews uniforms, and in the evening and weekends, she continues to make and repair clothes for her neighbors.  Working in the stone quarry, she could earn only about $30 a month, she has more than quadrupled that income. 

Through your support, Jennifer is standing strong and providing for her four children, something she never would have imagined possible.  As the holiday season approaches, consider giving a gift which has the power to turn dreams into reality.  A donation of  just $25 provides tuition for one term and gives a woman the power to build her own future. 

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jen2
Oct 21, 2014

"Good English I can now speak..."

benard
benard

"My life would have been so terrible if I was not in school. Many children in the Acholi Quarters who do not have the chance to go to school, have to work at the stone quarry the whole day, I would not be an exception," Benard solemnly says.

Benard is one of 97 children who has the opportunity to attend school through the efforts of Project Have Hope and through your support.  And we do mean opportunity.  In Uganda, particularly for a child who lives in a slum and was born into a family, a life, as a displaced refugee, an education is not taken for granted.

Before we enrolled Benard into school, he would spend more than 10 hours each day laboring in the stone quarry beside his aunt.  Now he is consistently top in his class.  "My proudest accomplishment is being able to excel in exams and in most cases I am top in my class, which has made me win praises from my teachers and the school at large," Benard proudly acknowlegdes.  "Most importantly, the respect and fame that I have gained through my excellent performance at school, would not be there, not even the good English that I now speak." 

Benard reflects on his future, a future which would be very different without an education.  "My hopes are that I will one day become an engineer.  I will definitely have to work hard to achieve this. This is important to me because the few times I travel to my village, the roads there are so terrible that I feel we possibly do not have people with this knowledge. I need to acquire this so that it will be of help to my people."

Children, like Benard, were born into their circumstances of poverty, displacement, and futures as hard laborers.  We are changing that.  You can help.  Just $10 provides rquirements for a student.  $100 provides tuition for one term.  Consider giving the gift, the opportunity, of education to a child who would not otherwise have it.

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school1
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school2

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