Nov 12, 2020

Education Is Not Enough

Celebrating 15 years, Project Have Hope continues to seek to empower women in the Acholi Quarter of Uganda by providing education to both the women and their children and assisting the women to establish business opportunities to promote economic stability and sustainability.

To make this mission a reality, we offer support in a variety of ever-expanding ways

We believe education is integral to achieve sustained success. Our goal is to provide education, at all levels, to each woman. Providing education across the board empowers women and gives them much needed tools to create a brighter future.

Education is not enough

The women lack the finances to develop their own businesses and secure their own future, so we help them establish sustainable business opportunities to promote economic stability. Whether it's capital that enables a woman to buy fish and rent a space at the market, or money to purchase a sewing machine for one of our vocational training graduates, we are there to support them every step of the way.

We can't forget the children

Most of the women are not only caring for their own children, but also the children of relatives who have died of HIV-related illnesses. The women select the most needy of the children and we do the rest by enrolling them in high quality schools. We do all we can to ensure the children receive a quality education that will help them to realize their potential.

Giving families hope

In order to accomplish this, Project Have Hope has tapped into the artistry and industriousness of these extraordinary women. The women make beautiful, colorful jewelry from paper.  We have developed markets for these individual works of art and use the revenue to fund educational and economic programs. In this way, the women are actually using their skills and hard work to help pull themselves out of poverty.

They just need a little help. Support the women of Project Have Hope today with as littlas a $10 donation.

Nov 9, 2020

I dream of becoming a doctor ...

Meet Ritah.

I am 17 years old and am in Senior 3. I go to Our Lady of Consolata Secondary School and I am very proud of my school. We have good equipment in our science laboratory class and the teachers teach us very well. For fun I like to play netball. I dream of becoming a doctor because when I go to the clinic, I sympathize with the other patients I meet. I wish to be the solution to some of their problems.

Help Ritah and young scholars like her by becoming a sponsor for just $25 per month.

Nov 3, 2020

Responding to the Need

Thanks to your support, we have been able to provide 100 emergency food baskets to families in need during this COVID crisis. Sadly, the crisis continues.

Uganda’s government took swift and strong action when the COVID-19 crisis emerged, enforcing a strict lockdown.   While other countries continue to struggle to contain it, Uganda has just over 5000 cases with only 58 deaths.

Uganda closed schools and banned large gatherings three days before confirming its first case on March 21. By the end of March, most businesses were shut, vehicle movement was banned, and an overnight curfew was in force. Masks became mandatory in public in May.

Previous Ebola outbreaks prepared Uganda for how to screen passengers effectively in airports, create isolation wards, and trace those infected.

Although these measures have had great success in preventing the spread of Covid-19, which would be devastating to a population that has limited access to healthcare, there has still been a cost. The economic implications are devastating.

A majority of small businesses, particularly in the service sector, predict they will have to close within one to three months if the pandemic persists and current restrictions are maintained.

Please consider donating $25 so that two families will benefit from a food distribution.

 
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