Build a Home for 50 Orphans in Uganda

Jun 6, 2013

Something Great

We are grateful for the support you have kept sending to Mountains of hope

Thank you for your recent generous donations to the Children's home in Uganda. Your commitment to helping displaced children in our community weather the crises in their lives is appreciated by those who help them and, most importantly, by those who benefit from our services -- children just like Gerald, Viola and the rest appreciate you help.

Thanks to donors like you, the Mountains of hope after completion of construction of the home this year will provide  25 children just this year with a place to live, learn, and feel safe.

Our construction is at ring beam level, the District engineers and our engineers are doing a great job of monitoring the work just to ensure its safe for the children and we hope with your continued support, we shall make it to the roofing level soon, but this will depend on how the donations will be coming in.

Just a quick one, it's exciting, it's great:

We are so excited to hear that GlobalGiving has provided $90,000 in matching funds to organizations, here is how it goes:

Bonus day will be held on Wednesday 12th June beginning at 9:00am, your donation will bring us closer to our goal of $22,000, again, our community is clearly excited and eager to see this project succeed. and we want to let you know that you can be a part of that excitement by donating on this day.

Online donations of up to $1,000 per individual donor/per project are eligible to be matched at 30% on June 13.

If Mountains of hope raises the most funds on Bonus Day, we will receive an additional $1,000 from GlobalGiving. This bonus prize is determined at 11:59 pm EDT on June 12th.

If Mountains of hope gets the most unique donors on Bonus Day we will receive an additional $1,000 from GlobalGiving. This bonus prize is determined at 11:59 pm EDT on June 12th.

So we kindly call upon you to call, talk to friends and family about this day, it is a very important day to all of us, it is a life changing day to the kids and the community at large, we do not want to MISS THIS ONE AND ONLY OPPORTUNITY we have got.

Now lets call, lets talk to friends, lets pray, sucess is ours. We will share the excitement on that day. I f none of us donates, no results will be seen.

We are sending some thing unique in  A FEW DAYS, it will excite you, just keep checking in our  Global giving page

Mar 29, 2013

The Mountains we started to climb

The front view
The front view

Mountains of hope: What Mountains? Big lumps of rocks that are getting in the way of kids. We want to create a new people who climb up and over the stuff, that’s why we designed this sustainable project which needs your help.

We feel that orphans need to be helped to develop skills that will be useful throughout their lives while in the safe home. Our organization is dedicated to the process of making that happen but we need your help.

“You are responsible for the things you help put in the world, if you don’t think something should exist in the world, do not participate in it”- Mike Monteiro

Our community is clearly excited and eager to see this project succeed. You can be a part of that excitement.

We have worked with the community that provides local labour, children pray for the project, yet the government provides technical advice, it’s wonderful.

So far our construction has reached window level, this level will be completed in one days time, the building will be given five days to stabilize so that ring beams be tied on, We need $538 to fix the ring beams on, currently we haven’t got any new donations which means that we may have to wait till we get this amount,  the community and children are not going to be able to cough  a big pile of cash to do the project, because if they had cash they probably wouldn’t need Mountains of hope in the first place, so we are on the lookout for a donor with a big heart, a social conscience and a love of the outdoors to make it cool for the kids

Builders at work
Builders at work
Children monitoring the work on public holiday
Children monitoring the work on public holiday
Building professional monitors the work
Building professional monitors the work
Mar 25, 2013

Building update

Current state, construction going on
Current state, construction going on

Greetings our dear friends,

We would like to make an update on the current project that you are funding. The construction is going on and we have reached window level, the building consists of four (4) rooms, one for the girls, one for the boys, one for the house mother and the other for store and office. We started with this as we want the children to relocate to the new property as soon as its complete.

We still have alot to be done, we have not started on the latrine, kitchen and gardening as the funds have limited us, we are counting on your support this month for the completion of the four roomed dormitory, kitchen and latrine, other wise there is no way the government can allow the children to relocate to a building without alatrine, an incomplete building and without a kitchen.

After the completion of this buildings, we shall start working on the guest house, this will be housing our sponsors that will be paying visits to the orphanage in the near future.

Enjoy the update pictures attached

Side view
Side view
Materials on site
Materials on site
Front view
Front view
Mar 7, 2013

Detailed Construction update

Men digging the foundation ground
Men digging the foundation ground

Progress Report on the Construction of Mountains of hope Orphanage

Construction Site - Kafumu village, 5 kilometers off Mpigi district headquarters


Mountains of hope has commenced its construction of the Orphanage in Kafumu. It is in the suburban area of Mpigi district, 5 kilometers away from Mpigi town.

Project Update: The construction is being undertaken in phases on receipt of funds and donations. Till date, structural skeleton is completed for the foundations

March 2013 Clearing the foundation ground

March 2013 Clearing the road leading to the site for easy transportation of materials

March 2013 Materials on site and structural skeleton of the foundations built

For pictorial open the attached report to view the update pictures

Thank you once again for your generous donations.

Materials on site and foundations laid
Materials on site and foundations laid

Mar 5, 2013

Construction to Commence!

Thanks to all your generous donations, the girls dormitory has been fully funded! Over 60,000 bricks have been baked and construction will begin in the coming weeks. As soon as construction begins, the farm will be planted and Mountains of Hope will be on its way to being self-supporting. While this is a tremendous accomplishment, more funds are needed to complete the full vision and move all the children out of the rented building and into the newly built one. We need your help to make this happen!

We dream of the day when Mountains of Hope will not simply be a small home for 20 orphans, but it will house 100 children in need, it will comprise self-sustaining micro-businesses, and it will be a change agent in a community plagued with poverty. 

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Project Leader

James Malinga

Project Director
Kampala, Uganda

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