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.
Feb 14, 2014

Cooking with the Sun

Purified Water
Purified Water

One and a half years ago, women in the Acholi Quarter of Uganda learned how to harness the brilliance and power of the sun to prepare meals for their famlies and purify water.  Using reflector panels, reduced charcoal stoves and insulated cooking bags, 25 women are now able to spend less time cooking and more time on income generating activities making them better able to provide for their families. The short term benefits of these tools are changing lifestyles in the community, while the long term health benefits of purified water will be lifesaving.

Despite this success, we are still short of our goal of providing 50 women with solar cooking equipment. 

For just $10, you can provide the means for a family to have access to clean water.

 $10 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.

A Delicious Meal
A Delicious Meal
Feb 4, 2014

2014 Academic Year Has Started


In Uganda, January marks the beginning of the school year.  With your support, we were able to enroll 92 children into school and give them the opportunity to change their lives.

Meet Gloria. She is 16 years old and hopes to become a doctor so that she can help people. Her mother, Betty, never had a chance to go to school.  Betty's father died when she was only one month old.  She had four brothers, so the priority was their schooling.  Education was not seen as important for Betty or her sisters.  Because of that, she is determined that Gloria receives an education.  Gloria is equally determined.  "I want to become somebody in life."

View Gloria's video.

Meet Samuel. He is 12 years old and lives with his mother and 10 siblings. When he was about 9 years old, his mother, Paska, noticed that he was "running with the wrong crowd" and was skipping school.  She implored us to enroll him in a boarding school.   Since then, his grades have steadily improved and he studies hard.  A rising entrepreneur, during the break between terms, Samuel has a small business selling paraffin.  He uses this money to buy his school requirements.

These are just two of the many exceptional children living in exceptionally challenging circumstances who are looking forward to a brighter future through the opportunity of education. 




Jan 10, 2014

Another Story of Success

Five years ago, Jackie was a displaced refugee, stripped of her family, belongings and any hope for a future.  Today she is a successful business owner who has learned how to dream once again.

Ayot Jackie, just 26 years old, has lived through more in her short life than most. Originally from the village of Padibe in Northern Uganda, Jackie saw many atrocities occur in the north during the on-going civil war. She witnessed rebels kill both of her parents and her brother.  Jackie moved to the Acholi Quarter, a slum on the outskirts of Kampala five years ago to escape the violence. Although she doesn’t have any children of her own, she is the primary caregiver for her niece and nephew who were orphaned during the war.

Hardworking and determined, Jackie was able to study hairdressing through your generous support.  After completing the program, she was awarded a loan and has opened a beauty salon.  Her neice and nephew are attending boarding schools and she dreams of building a home of her own.  Steadfastly, she is rebuilding the life which was torn from her during the war.

With vocational training and loans provided by Project Have Hope through your support, Jackie was able to build more than a home; she was able to build a life.

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