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Mar 29, 2017

AN UNFORGETTABLE GIFT THAT YOU CAN GIVE TO A WIDOW

#1: A home underconstruction
#1: A home underconstruction

AN UNFORGETTABLE GIFT THAT YOU CAN GIVE TO A WIDOW FAMILY

Providing shelters to widows, orphans and needy families will help reduce the expansion of AIDS and the mortality, occasioned by the present conditions of living of thousands of widows and needy families in Burundi. 

Your donation would help and enable JRMD provide shelters to 100 widow families and orphans. So far, we have built 6 houses for 6 widow families of the 100 homes we plan to build in Buganda.  94  widow families and orphans, still need shelters, where they can live in security and peacefully.

As you know, Peace education is not possible for people who do not have where to live. There is NO way to promote peace, reconciliation, education, development, safety, health in and among the families who do not have shelter/home. A home is one of the most important things which contribute to the good living of a human being.

Helping a widow family to improve the condition of living by providing an affordable home, which costs $998; a home that accommodates a family of 7 to 10 people is unforgettable gift that you can give to a widow family in Burundi, during this Easter season.

Providing a home to a widow and needy family will help reduce the expansion of AIDS and the mortality of unprivileged children occasioned by the present conditions of their living. A home is one of the most important things that contribute to a good living of a human being. Until our project is fully funded, we will be sending you regular reports about our work.

You'll know what your donation has helped fund, what accomplishments we have achieved and what our current needs are. Donation can be made through the following link: http://www.globalgiving.org/projects/providing-shelters-to-100-widows-in-buganda/

Thank you for your Easter donation to a widow’s family that will enable JRMD Team to provide a shelter to a widow family and orphaned children.

Prosper Ndabishuriye

General Coordinator and Founder

#2: A widow family living in a newe home
#2: A widow family living in a newe home
Mar 29, 2017

WAITING IN HOPE IN THEIR PAINFUL JOURNEY

Re: This widow needs a shelter
Re: This widow needs a shelter

WAITING IN HOPE IN THEIR PAINFUL JOURNEY

The Survivors of Carama flooding lost their beloved ones and belongings, due to the heavy rains of Sunday, February 12, 2014. These torrential rains and landslides killed over  a 100 people, including children, women and men, and over 200 people were injured, 12,000 displaced in Bujumbura and around 3,000 houses destroyed.

The survivors of Carama flooding are still waiting in hope in their painful journey that one day, some people who care, will make them smile again. Remember, during the Bujumbura flooding, one couple lost their 6 children, killed by torrential rains. Today, some of those who lost their homes in Carama are living in the remains and others are still in displacement camps and schools. They are in great need of permanent shelters where they can live with their families.

To build one home it costs $998,  a home that can accommodate a family of 7 to 10 people. . A home is one of the most important things which contribute to the good living and security of a human being.

Until our project is fully funded, we will be sending you regular reports about our work. You'll know what your donation has helped fund, what accomplishments we have achieved and what our current needs are. I continue to hope and believe that donors will consider making donations to this project, so that we can help the survivors  of Carama  rebuild their homes.

Thank you so much for your consideration to help JRMD   make a difference in Carama survivor  community.

Prosper Ndabishuriye

General Coordinator and Founder.

Mar 28, 2017

A JOYFUL AND EXCITING MOMENTS

#1: students sharing Christmas meal
#1: students sharing Christmas meal

                                                      A JOYFUL AND EXCITING MOMENTS

 On the 23rd day of December, three main venues were at the appointment at Iwacu Kazoza School:

Firstly, a football (Soccer) match opposing the teachers of Iwacu Kazoza Sschool and the students. The winners were given two goats as the first place prize and the teachers were given one goat. It was a big fun and excited day and game!!!

Secondly, after the game, as it was planned it was time to issue results of the first term to the Iwacu kazoza school students both primary and secondary school students.

Finally later in the afternoon, students, teachers, parents of the students schooling at Iwacu Kazoza School, visitors and local leaders of the community all were invited to celebrate Christmas together with JRMD office team. The Day’s BIG MEAL and soft drink (Coca Cola, Fanta Orange, Sprite, …) were served to all above mentioned people. We all shared Barbecued goat meat with the traditional “Ubuswage” that traditionally goes with the meat.

The students, teachers, parents, visitors, local leaders of Ruhagarika Community and JRMD Office Team are all grateful to Kenneth and Debbie Mettler and Alan and Molly who enabled us to feed over 700 people and give a prize to the winners and losers.

“DRINK COFFEE and HELP A CHILD” Fundraising project is another way that JRMD is using to raise funds to help provide education and care for orphans. It all started at the Seven Oaks Elementary School in Lacey, Washington. Truly a “win-win” idea, now YOU can … “DRINK COFFEE and HELP A CHILD”. For more information about this fundraising, please click on the following link: https://www.facebook.com/238561311217/photos/a.10150191650251218.313510.238561311217/10154215382486218/?type=3&theater

With the help of our donors, friends and friends of friends  Iwacu Kazoza School continues to provide quality education to 507 children who are from very poor families or are orphaned street children.  Once building is completed, we will be able to accommodate 800 students and 160 orphans. Today, the completion of the construction of a part of the orphanage that will accommodate and care for 80 orphans is in progress.

At Iwacu Kazoza School and the Orphanage, we presently do not have electricity for lights, computers, refrigeration:  things that many of you see as essential and totally take for granted.  By installing this renewable source, we will not only be able to offer these things to our present students and Orphanage, but also to young people and adults in our community as they will be able to have a meeting place for education, meetings, workshops, training and social events for years to come.  The entire Imuhira Iwacu Village will benefit. 

NEED OF 20 KW SOLAR PANELS:           

We have been extremely fortunate to have used solar panels donated to us by Sun Electronics and we also have electricians to install them in Burundi.  However, we do not have any of the hardware that will be needed for our off the grid installation.  We need charge controllers, generators, surge protectors, PV male and female output parts, Inverter/Charger (6800 watts), power distribution panel, connection kit and batteries.  

If you or your organization is able to help us in any way, you would have our deepest gratitude.  All donations are tax-deductible as we are a non-profit.  We would supply you with the appropriate paperwork. We would love to give our business to Sun Electronics, so if you are able to help us in some way financially, this would be greatly appreciated.  

PROVIDING CLEAN WATER TO IWACU KAZOZA SCHOOL AND THE ORPHANAGE:

With the Help of 200 Orphanages Worldwide, a WELL to provide clean water to the students of Iwacu Kazoza School, the Orphanage and Surrounding areas will be undertaken in few coming weeks.

Students and surrounding community all together are waiting patiently with a positive expectations. Yes, we will get there, as soon as we can!

 OUR URGENT NEED:

To finish the school year 2016-2017, we still need $18,250 to pay teacher’s salaries, for February-June 2017. This is an urgent need. Remember, today Iwacu Kazoza School is among the BEST schools in Burundi; it is among 15 best schools at national level providing a good education. This is witnessed by the results from national exams of 2014-2015 and 2015-2016. You and your donation are playing a major role to make this to happen to the students schooling at Iwacu Kazoza School.

With much thanks and gratitude  to our donors, friends and friends of friends,

 Prosper Ndabishuriye

General Coordinator and Founder

#2: Students sharing meal
#2: Students sharing meal
#3: Students sharing Christmas meal
#3: Students sharing Christmas meal
#4: Solar panels donated
#4: Solar panels donated
#5: Orphanage underconstruction
#5: Orphanage underconstruction
#6: Orphanage and Iwacu Kazoza School
#6: Orphanage and Iwacu Kazoza School
 
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