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Dec 28, 2015

A CHRISTMAS AND NEW YEAR GIFT!

#1: A new home built for a widow family
#1: A new home built for a widow family

                 A CHRISTMAS AND NEW YEAR GIFT!

 Let us together enjoy Christmas and New Year Seasons’ Holiday.

In Burundi, Christmas and New Year days, people expect for 4 things to happen in their families and community: (1) Celebrate Jesus’ birth day (2) Worship and Thanks Giving to God, (3) Eat good food and drink, (4) and parents buy new clothing to their children and husbands to their wives.

These two celebrations are going to be celebrated when many families in Burundi are not able to get enough food to feed their families and when there are still many widows and orphans who do not have a shelter.

As you can see from the pictures, this is a widow and her two kids who got a new home as a Christmas and New Year gift. From the attached pictures, please compare the house in which she used to live in and the new home where she lives today. You can help us build 25 homes for 25 widow families during these Christmas and New Year Holiday seasons. It would make them smile again and improve their living conditions.

Enabling 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 could be a good Christmas and New Year gift. 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 the time I am writing this report, 5 houses  of the 100 houses we plan to build for 100 widow families in Buganda have been completed.  95  widow families and orphans still need shelters, where they can live in security and peace. Bricks made and houses that have been already built at the stage of roofing are being destroyed by rains. We continue to hope that donors and friends will enable us to provide shelters to those widows and complete the construction of 100 homes, as it has been planned.

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/

Much thanks and appreciation to each of ours donors and friends who are helping us to complete this project.

Prosper Ndabishuriye

General Coordinator and Founder

#2: A Christmas and New year gift to a widow
#2: A Christmas and New year gift to a widow
#3: The house where the widow used to live in
#3: The house where the widow used to live in
Sep 24, 2015

HARD WORKING STUDENTS

Some of the students of sixth grade with teachers
Some of the students of sixth grade with teachers

HARD WORKING STUDENTS

The sixth grade students of Iwacu Kazoza School performed very well in National Exams. Theirscores ranged from 91% to 64.5%, these were among the highest scores nationally. We are very grateful to our donors and friends, and friends of friends who helped us make this happen through their donations.

Because of you,  this year was a great success for the school and our students. In total, 495 primary and secondary students enrolled for the school year 2014-2015 and 466 advanced. 54 Sixth and tenth grade students sat for national exam.

The students of Iwacu Kazoza Schoolare hard working students, just like this man who is transporting bananas on his bicycle, as you can see from the picture. Let us together continue to help them become self-sufficient one day so that they can help themselves, help their community and country. They are leaders, parents and business people of tomorrow.

Our total school budget is: $65,646. This budget will enable us to pay teacher’s salaries, buy student and teacher’s books, school supplies and purchase new benches. In addition, we still need $19,850 to roof three additional classrooms. The building to be roofed is at the stage of roofing, as you can see from the picture.

As you know, more than 78% of students at Iwacu Kazoza School come from households that cannot afford the $3 per term tuition. Many of these students are orphans who have been taken in by another family.  To help us continue to provide education to our orphaned and underprivileged students, your donation will help immensely and enable us to provide education to them during the school year 2015-2016.

From July 2013 – September 2015, $77,869 have been donated through GlobalGiving, by 199 donors and 7 of 199 donors are making their donations on monthly bases, through GlobalGiving.

I know there are a lot of other ways you could have spent this money, but you believe in our cause, so you chose to invest it in our project. Because of this investment, I want you to feel like part of our team. We're in this together. I want our success to be your success.

We give thanks to our donors and GlobalGiving for making possible the education of these children, who could not have access to education without your financial help and prayers.

Prosper Ndabishuriye

 

General Coordinator and Founder

A man transporting bananas on his bicycle
A man transporting bananas on his bicycle
The building to be roofed
The building to be roofed
Sep 14, 2015

THEY FEEL LIKE ABANDONED SURVIVORS

#1: Picture of the remains
#1: Picture of the remains

                                                   THEY FEEL LIKE ABANDONED SURVIVORS

As informed you in my previous report, some of the survivors of Carama flooding are still living in the remains and others are still living in displacement camps; today they feel like abandoned survivors, waiting for a help from people who care to make them smile again and be resettled in their own homes. Remember, during the Bujumbura flooding, one couple lost their 6 children, killed by torrential rains and over 100 people died.    

The current living situation of those families is becoming more horrible, due to the lack of food to eat  and  shelter.  As they continue to live in the remains of the houses  destroyed by floods, they are afraid that  any time, they can fall on them and be killed.

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 this time I am writing this report, only $210 have been donated for this project.

As we continue to share the needs of Carama Survivors, I do hope and believe that donors will consider making donations to this project, so that we can help the survivors of Carama  rebuild their homes,  in their own  land.

Until this  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.

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

Prosper Ndabishuriye

 General Coordinator and Founder

#2: Picture of the remains
#2: Picture of the remains
#3: Photo of the remains_Carama
#3: Photo of the remains_Carama
#4: Picture of the remains_Carama Village
#4: Picture of the remains_Carama Village
 
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