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Feb 7, 2014

GIVING HOPE TO A WOUNDED COMMUNITY

A widow with her 3 children
A widow with her 3 children

                                    Giving Hope to a wounded Community

During the ethnic war that lasted 15 years in Burundi, resulting the killing of a half million people, including men, women, children and old people and destruction of 60% around of houses in the whole country, left homeless the survivors of the war. Building shelters for widows and needy families, survivors of the war in the Buganda Commune, it helps reduce the expansion of HIV- AIDS and the mortality occasioned by the present conditions of their living.

As you can see from the pictures, 3 houses for 3 widow families have been roofed, but to complete the construction of these 3 houses, we still need around $650 to purchase 6 doors, 12 windows and 9 boxes of cement to stucco them.  With the  help of JRMD home building team, 75 of 100 widow and orphan families have already made enough bricks to build their houses  and 52 of the 100 homes to be built there are at the stage of roofing. These 3 widow families are now living in those uncompleted homes. One widow  is also trying to care for her father, as you can see from the pictures.

As soon, as funds to purchase construction materials are raised, with the help of JRMD home building team, the work of roofing houses already built at the stage of roofing will begin.

I am very thankful to our donors and friends, and friends of friends who are making their donations to help JRMD continue provide shelter to the widow and orphan families in Burundi. If one person was to try do this work alone, it would be impossible. This is only possible by joining hands together to build a society and the world we want that each one of us is longing to belong to and live in.

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 know the economy is tough, so thank you so much  for continuing to invest your hard-earned money on our cause. Please consider telling your friends and family about Wednesday, February 12th matching donations day. Donations made through GlobalGiving on February 12th will be matched at 30% for up to $1,000 per donor and per project . There is $75,000 available in matching grants, and GlobalGiving will be offering a  $1,000  bonus award for the most individual donors as well as a $1,000 bonus award for the most money raised. Matching begins at 9 am EST  or 6 am Pacific Time and lasts until funds run out or 11:59 pm EST/ 8:59 pm Pacific Time. Donation can be made through the following link: http://www.globalgiving.org/projects/providing-shelters-to-100-widows-in-buganda/

I am very thankful and appreciative to GlobalGiving for giving JRMD and Donors an opportunity to help and serve the community in Burundi.

Prosper Ndabishuriye

General Coordinator and Founder

A widow caring for her children and her father
A widow caring for her children and her father
A 3rd widow with her 3 children
A 3rd widow with her 3 children
Another picture
Another picture
Nov 22, 2013

IT IS ONLY POSSIBLE THROUGH PARTNERSHIP

Students reading books
Students reading books

                                          IT IS ONLY POSSIBLE THROUGH PARTNERSHIP

I am very thankful to our donors and friends, and friends of friends who are making their donations to help JRMD provide education to  452 kids, schooling at Iwacu Kazoza School. If one person was to try do this work alone, it would be impossible. This is possible through partnership and joining hands together to build the society and the world we want that each one of us is longing to see and live in.

Because of your donations, the school was able to purchase a part of  the students’ and teachers’ books. This  enables Iwacu Kazoza School to continue provide a good education to those parents, leaders and business people of tomorrow. At the time I am writing this report,$12,845 has been raised and still need to raise $78,747 to cover the school budget for  the school year 2013-2014.

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 know the economy is tough, so thank you so much  for continuing to invest your hard-earned money on our cause. Please consider telling your friends and family about our project - share the link on your blogs or social networks, use the tell-a-friend feature on the project page to email your network, or just bring us up in conversation: http://www.globalgiving.org/projects/providing-education-to-450-youths-in-ruhagarika/

I take this opportunity to inform our donors that our  project  linked on GlobalGiving website is  eligible to participate in Microsoft's matching campaign, "GivingTuesday", December 3rd, 2013: http://www.globalgiving.org/projects/providing-education-to-450-youths-in-ruhagarika/ . There will be $250,000 matching funds available from Microsoft on December 3rd.

The "GivingTuesday" campaign will begin at 9:01 a.m. Pacific Time/ noon Eastern Standard time, December 3, 2013 and will end December 4th at 8:59 a.m. PT and at 11:59 a.m. ET, or whenever matching funds run out.  Matching is applied at 100% for every $1 up to $1,000 per donor per project.

Only online donations (credit card or PayPal) are eligible for matching . Donations made by gift card, check, or text-to-give are not eligible for matching.  We encourage our donors and friends of JRMD/YRWD  to get donations in early because matching funds are likely to run out before the end of the matching period.

With much thanks and appreciation,

Prosper Ndabishuriye

General Coordinator and Founder

Nov 12, 2013

Buganda Home Building Report

                                  Buganda home building project Report


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; that’s why at JRMD, building homes for the survivors of the war in Burundi and needy families, is one of the strategies to promote and achieve peace in a wounded  nation and community by ethnic war and poverty.

The house that we build for a family,  has 45 square meters (485 square feet). This house can/does accommodate a family of 7 to 10 people. It has 2 doors, 4 windows, a sitting room and 2 bedrooms.  We stucco/plaster the house with cement, to protect the house from rainwater. To build one home it costs $998.

As you can see from the pictures, with the  help of JRMD home building team, 68 of 100 families made by  widows and needy families in Buganda village, have already made enough bricks to build a house  and 45 of the 100 homes to be built there are at the stage of roofing.

As soon, as funds to purchase construction materials are raised, with the help of JRMD home building team, the work of roofing houses already built at the stage of roofing will start.  Until this time I am writing this report, only $10  has been donate for this project,  within a period of 3 month the project has been posted.

With Gifts for Good Campaign that will run November 20 – December 31, 2013 - Year-End  Campaign starting December 1st - December 31st, 2913, when  GlobalGiving will be offering NINE bonus awards to the projects that raise the most money from their supporters in GlobalGiving’s first-ever Year-End Campaign and Recurring Donation Match - During the last 12 days of the year, when GlobalGiving will be offering a one-time 100% match on all new recurring donations up to $200 per donor,  December 20 - December 31, 2013, we hope to raise enough money to finish the construction of 100 houses  to be built for 100 widow and needy families, in Buganda village.

 



 



 



Making bricks
Making bricks
House at roofing stage
House at roofing stage

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