Build a Home for 50 Orphans in Uganda

 
$6,173
$15,827
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Oct 31, 2013

October report

Olive, she is now attending school
Olive, she is now attending school

I trust this Newsletter finds you well and that your life has been going well.

I am sending this Newsletter so you know what we have been up to lately and what to expect in the months to come.

Every time a new donation is made, I ask myself what kind of appreciation words to send you, it’s too exciting, and I have realized that although our donors are all different, they have one thing in common: each one of you inspires us.

Since you are now part of our family, I want you to know what is happening in the family, OK.

I hope you take a few minutes and read the report below:

All the children are going to school, and of recent we picked another child in the bush, Olive was living with her old grandfather and looking after cows, she was not attending school and she had lost hope, Olive is now attending school and living with a new family that we linked her to, her hope has been restored! While monitoring her progress and school performance, we found her reading the Alphabet in her new class,” I can read, I can write
and I can sing” said Olive! No one knows when she was born, she is an orphan-but approximately she is eight years old, her favorite colour is green, and we will be shifting Olive home after we have completed the new home we are building, there are many more children like Olive that need some where to call home, many
that need to access school but have no opportunity.

Mountains of hope completed the first phase of the orphanage building structure, this means that the next step is the roofing phase, which is now the easiest phase, as I was talking to the engineer, I thought he was joking but he meant it, he said the next phase required $1500 and I told him to give me time to think about it, I have thought about it and I know you will help me think about it too, as a family, let me pose a question: what can we do to raise the $1500 to complete the roof?

Remember, after completion of the building, we will shift in there, all the costs that used to go for rent will now be channeled to the child feeding, health and education.

As you know, I have only sent this Newsletter out to a select few people, those that have helped us in the past and those that are still helping us, so am really counting on your part, every penny counts

Best regards

James Malinga

Mountains of Hope Children’s Ministries

Oct 7, 2013

We are moving

Hi,

How has been your day? Greetings from Mountains of Hope Children!

Thanks you once again for the support you sent towards the construction of their home.

We have now concrete stones and sand, and we are ready to put up the ring beam and concrete this October!

We are counting on you to raise the $4000 during this October 9th GlobalGiving bonus day; Globalgiving has provided $25000 in funds for matching for all projects that raise through their site, matching is at 30% per donation made. Mountains of Hope is looking at this as the only best opportunity to raise the remaining
funds to finish the roof, floor, water system and set up an income generating project to sustain the home, we are posting updates on our Facebook page and if you haven’t yet liked our page, you are kindly requested to do so, thank you!

Remember that only donations made early before funds run out are eligible for multiplication, most projects have set their donors to donate by midnight and very early in the morning on that day, once funds have run out, your donation will not be matched at 30%, the earlier the better, we go!!!!

It will be an exciting opportunity to watch your donation grow!

Sep 5, 2013

Project update

Greetings our dear friends,

We hope you are doing well, thanks a lot for the construction support you send to Mountains of Hope Childrens Ministries.

Achievements for this quarter:

Purchased 5 tons of half inch concrete stones and 2 trips of sand for the construction of the orphanage ring beam to keep the building strong.

Supported an orphan family with an LG refrigerator with support from one of the Australian family, Rose a mother to Judith who is our orphan sold fruits in streets of Mpigi but had no refrigerator to preserve her fruits always made losses, she used to make $2 a day, right now she makes $ 46 and she has been able to take on her child and even pay school fees and requirements

Our plan:

We plan to continue raising money through Global giving site, we plan to raise $4000 during this October 9th bonus day, GlobalGiving will match every donation made per individual at 30%, we request you to like our face book page  because its where more details and success stories will be recorded, like it here:https://www.facebook.com/pages/Mountains-of-Hope-Childrens-Ministries/328493500992

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

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Project Leader

James Malinga

Project Director
Kampala, Uganda

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