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 10, 2015

One Good Turn Deserves Another

Charity
Charity

"I am 18 years old.  I am the last born in our family and the only girl.  My father passed away when I was nine months old.  I have no memories of him.  I have been with my mother through all of this time and I must say things have not been easy."

Charity is one of the fortunate children.  With your support, Project Have Hope has sponsored her education for eight years.  She is in secondary school and outperforms many of her peers.

"My proudest accomplishment was when I received the highest grade on my entrance exam [to secondary school].  I am very proud of this because I faced many challenges... Most students come from different family backgrounds.  Some of them would really try to make my life miserable because of the fact that they have more than me.  That was a great challenge.  I believe that no one desires to lack basic items but that just happens during unavoidable situations."

"Honestly, I don't know what my life would be like if I wasn't at school.  I hope to attain a university education in accounting and finance.  Thereafter I will get a good job and later support my family.  I will engage in charitable organizations so that I can help the needy.  The saying goes, 'One good turn deserves another.'"

Children, like Charity, 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.

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. 

jen2
jen2

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