You can help her grow up safe and healthy!
God’s timing is the best, and things at Mama Africa are busier than ever.
The orphanage’s directors are working hard to find the funding they need to build a new permanent home, but in the meantime they still need you! With your fantastic support, we’ve been able to pay the rent. That means that the orphanage has a safe home until November of 2013! We’d like to thank each and every one of your for your incredible generosity.
However, after being asked to leave the temporary Video hall, we could not leave the place because we have no were to go and put the kids so we asked the owner to give us more time until we get were to go so we pay him a monthly fee paying the rent we only have two months of running costs left. That means that without your help, we’ll run out of funding for food, water, school, and health care in July.
Happily, Global Giving is here to help us rise what we need! This mother’s day, Birthday, when you donate to support in your mom’s honor, Global Giving will top up your donation by $5 and your mom will receive a beautiful card to give your gift.
If you’re not in a position to give again this mother’s day, you can still help secure food, education, and health care for Shina Batamuliza and all their friends by sharing https://www.globalgiving.org/projects/support-talent-education-skills-for-50-ugandan-orphans/ with friends and family.
Thanks so much for all you’ve already given, and our warmest regards from Uganda
Dear GlobalGiving Parteners ,Family and friends of Mama Africa We are very pleased and to Thank you first for being with us all this long and believing in us . Every donation counts at Mama Africa and we know how you have sleepless nights and days while working so hard to bless us and put a smile on some one's face at Mama AfricaMay God return in abundance and your treasures are stored adding up on your strong foundation LUKE 12:33-34.It is also our Joy this Quarter to share with you our Joy and updates on how your Donation at Mama Africa has made the once called Hopeless and no future, that now have a future and can smile again now.Thank you thank you for your generosity.this is our Quarterly report from 25th -Dec to Feb 2013. Did you know that your Donation reveals allot and also covers such big gaps in life.Easter Namiiro mention that she had never cut a cake as she did on the mass congratulation's day . Is there any child in your community who has never cut a a cake? can you invite him or her to cut that one in your house? as i have realized that, that too is Huge to some children . In your Busy schedule Please find the attached PDF document with the updates from Mama Africa..
As GlobalGiving employees, my colleague Katherine and I get to talk to a lot of organizations doing great work every day. Every once and a while we’re lucky enough to get a chance to see some of the work that those groups are doing in their communities. Today was one of those lucky days!
We arrived in Kampala yesterday, jetlagged but excited about our upcoming visits with GlobalGiving partners in Uganda. This morning we work up, refreshed after a good night’s sleep, and maneuvered through the city traffic. After 45 minutes we arrived in Kulekaana, which means ‘the shouting place,’ the slum where Mama Africa works. We were greeted enthusiastically by Winnie, the organization’s founder. She was dressed in a beautiful green traditional dress with “Mama Africa” stitched proudly across the front.
Winnie gave us a tour of the Mama Africa facilities. There are several rooms, each which serve a variety of purposes. We saw the main office, which also serves as the store room for the children’s food; the girls’ room, where younger children sleep two to a bed until more space can be purchased; and the tailoring room, which doubles as the boys’ bedroom at night. Throughout our mini-tour, Winnie’s passion and drive to help the children Mama Africa supports was clear.
Winnie shared her story with us: she grew up in the slum where she now works, part of a large family with an illiterate mother and an absent father. She was always driven to complete her education, but when her family couldn’t afford school fees she was forced to drop out. A pastor eventually helped her pay for her education, and she was able to return to school. Even while taking classes, she worked to earn money so that her siblings and other poorer children in the slum could afford to go to school. “When I got a job that earned $25 a month, I thought ‘WOW!’” Winnie said. “You can imagine the meal we had that day. It was big!”
She started informally sponsoring children in 1997, and formally incorporated as a non-profit in 2008. She now supports 63 youth with scholarships, food, medical care, and mental support. Older children receive vocational training, and we met several of the youth who have completed their education and are now employed. She runs an efficient program – spending only about $1,200 a month for all of Mama Africa’s programs. When she doesn’t receive enough through GlobalGiving and other donors, she covers the costs herself. Her next dream for Mama Africa is to buy a building, where the children have enough room to live under one roof and they can build a small school.
Winnie has made her dreams come true through education, passion, and hard work. I’m proud to be a part of a GlobalGiving network that includes donors like you who are helping to make others’ dreams come true too.