Once again, we are awed by the generosity of our donors! We know it is so difficult to give when you can't see the benefits of your donation directly. Hopefully today I can give you a mental picture (along with some real photos!) of the good you are doing. Because it is immense.
Thanks to this Global Giving community along with other Social Promise fundraising efforts, we recently helped keep 49 children in rural Uganda in school! This August we transferred over $10,000 to one of our partners in Uganda, St. Jude's Children's Home, so they could continue providing scholarships to children at all grade levels - because multiple studies have shown that each and every year in school contributes to a healthier, economically more stable future for a child.
Take Beatrice, for example. She was the best student in her primary school, but her parents could not possibly afford to send her to secondary school at cost more than three times what they are likely to earn in a year. With your help she is now attending upper secondary school, where she is excelling with an emphasis in science.
Or Acan. Her parents both died of HIV/AIDS when she was seven years old. Without her scholarship, she would never be able to attend school where she enjoys making friends and reading books. Isn't that what we hope for all our children?
Or Mandela. Despite his hardships (his father has a mental disability, his mother died of Ebola, and his grandmother has advanced AIDS), he performs very well in school. Your help with his scholarship is particularly important as it can be so difficult to find funding for boys to attend school, even for a successful boy such as Mandela.
So, once again, we thank you for your kindness, your dedication and your generosity. Remember that Social Promise is an all-volunteer organization so that we can keep our overhead costs as low as possible. We know you want your money going to help extremely poor people whose chances at a better future skyrocket because of the access to education and health care that you are providing. Every member of our Board of Directors also wants this. We all donate to Social Promise just like you and we all want to see our money going to do good in Uganda.
Thank you again.Take care,Sharon
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