The River Fund

The River Fund is dedicated to providing physical, emotional and spiritual support, to people living with or affected by HIV/AIDS and other life challenging illnesses and circumstances, as well as their loved ones and caregivers. We serve the poor, those who often are alone and in need - regardless of a person's religion, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender or age.
Apr 16, 2014

Quarterly Report - April 2014

RWEN Group Leaders - Blandina & Grace
RWEN Group Leaders - Blandina & Grace

Rural Women's Empowerment Network (RWEN) progress Report - April 2014

Education

352 in total are registered with RWEN

152 Orphans and other vulnerable children (OVC) get support

52 live in the center, 100 in other neighbouring schools

With the funds we received in January 2014, we managed to:

  • To buy scholastic material for children
  • To buy Uniforms
  • Pay school fees for most needy OVCs in primary and secondary school
  • Buy food (maize and beans) and soap for the children

Health

We feed the elderly women, men and epilepsy at the center. Drama group went out to sensitize people based on The Long Term HIV/AIDS Skill, there in need to give this group a separate project of Income generation activities if fund are realized.
We still need female and male condom to promote the Prevention of spread of HIV/AIDS.

Our Future Plans

We plan to buy sewing machine and train school dropout girls and women in tailoring skill.
To network and participate in the special sustainable skills for women being organized by our sponsor organisation RARUDO.

To buy and distribute improve vegetable seeds for planting as source in income.
To boost the goats project for HIV/AIDS to improve nutrition aspects among PLWAS.
To provide simple shelter for the elderly
Provide special project for child headed families such as Heifer project.

Continue supporting the children with educational material in the term 2 and term 3 because they need our help and the fees are needed termly.
There is need to provide women with garden tools and improved seeds basically Vegetables and cereal crops for a better agriculture harvest.

Greetings and many thanks to our donors and our beloved friends.

Yours Sincerely,
Teopista Auma
Chair person

Feb 25, 2014

February 2014 Update

All the children are doing very fine.  We always trying to give best to the children as much as possible. But we need more funding to feed children like milk and fruit every day and egg at least thrice a week. Project is doing very well because we never compromise providing all the needs.  Our medical bills are very less.
 
One of our students  got a seat in Nursing college as ANM (Auxiliary Nursing Midwife).  For this we have to pay Rs.18,000/- for one and half year course and rest of the money will be paid by government as scholarship.  After completion of ANM she will promote to B.Sc Nursing.  After successful completion of B.Sc. nursing she will get a job in government hospitals as a Nurse.
 
Ramu our first year Engineering student also need money to buy records, calculator, clothes, shoes and pocket money and a mobile.
 
10th class boy got first rank in school pre final examinations! Their teacher called me over the phone and congratulated us for his success.  If he gets the same rank in final examinations he will be facilitated by the school authority. We have 2 more boys that are also studying very well and expecting second and third ranks!. 
 
Our home was visited by CWC chairman twice and also by DCPO (District Child Protection Officer) and they are impressed and felt very happy.  
 
Needs.
 
Ground floor needs to be painted.  For this we need Rs.27,000/-.
 
Also need money to take all the children outing like seashore, Birds Sanctuary etc., once in a month.
 
All the children need night dresses and underweares.  
 
And also needs to fix a sensor for water pump to pump water automatically which costs about Rs.4,500/-.  
 
Last but not least request one Lap Top for office use which costs about Rs.30,000/.
 
Thank you to each and everyone at Global Giving and The River Fund.
Feb 25, 2014

February 2014 Update

Report for projects progresses 24th Feb 2014.

We are so grateful that all the children have gone back to school in time with all what they needed for their schooling.

With funds we received on 10th Jan 2014 US $ 12,000 greatly helped us send back children to school thank you much for wonderful support.

Between 24th and 30th Jan 2014 we purchased and distributed the scholastics to the Children registered with RARUDO across its project areas, while the uniforms were being sewn and were given out on
10th Feb 2014 at Nambogo, Tororo and Amonikakinei, on 18th Feb 2014 at Busia and Bugiri.

This 1st term, year 2014 about 50 young girls turned up for Vocational skill training but we were un able to give them all the skills they wanted to learn due to lack of some equipment and training materials. The women are planning for this planting season but they don’t have enough /improved vegetable seeds.

If we can provide them with the improved seeds and some few training materials and a few machines like over lock machine, Button and button holler machine, Designing machine, hand sewing for the disabled etc at least it would make thing work for us somehow.

The trainees and group members are ready to meet the cost of facilitating the trainers during the learning secession.

Thanks and sincere regards.

Onyango Joseph

Executive Director

Rayland Rural Development Organisation

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