Build Shelter for 3 Elderly Grandmothers in Uganda

Jan 15, 2013

Happy New year - 2013

I am pleased to be in touch with our friends, donors and well wishers in the New Year 2013. It is because of your support that we managed to come through 2012 and look forward to your support through 2013.

The project is designed to provide a new home for 3 identified elderly widowed grandmothers and their orphaned grand children. We have so far successfully managed to put up one structure from a contribution from our Executive Director to replace the old structure on our GlobalGiving fundraising page. We are happy to have done that and given the elderly grand mother a new home, a new lease to her life, and a future home for her orphaned grand children. I checked on its family on 8th January 2013 and was told that our first beneficiary had been down with low and high blood pressure. I was happy to be seated in the spacious seating room of the house i passionately contributed to its construction. Our first beneficiary will make 86 years on the 21st March 2013 and i did promise her that i will take a birthday cake for her. It leaves such a good feeling when you touch people's hearts in a very special way. I am glad i can do that with your support. 

On a sad note, the house project is on stand still because of lack of funds. We are still excited about the project and always will be and will continue to strive to move it forward. There is no doubt this almost finished and habitable house is one of our biggest achievements so far and what makes it even more meanigful is the value we attach to helping the very helpless in our community. We continue to pray and hope that when funds do come in again, we will continue with the project as required. Kindly support us support others.

Our remaining two targets to benefit from the project are still in need of the new home. The structures they live in have greatly outlived their life spans, the occupants are at a constant risk of the houses collapsing on them in case of a strong tremor. The old roofs are leaking and a lot can be done to improve their wellbeing such as providing the new homes. I sometimes get the feeling that some people regard these elderly grandmothers as old and in that case do not care about them but we at Ngoma Aid Foundation do care. We have witnessed the joy and satification our first beneficiary received in the one and half year she is in her new home and what a relief it was for her to get a new home. 

We rely on your support for all our activities. That is why we are so grateful for your support and kindly request you to continue helping and supporting us. 

I request that you help create awareness for our project(s). We seriously need your support in every way. 

Thank you once again, Thank you always

Happy New year, Happy 2013


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Project Leader

Andrew Martin Niwagaba

Executive Director
Kampala, Uganda Afghanistan

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