Feb 16, 2018

The goats have been given!

Group of 63 that received a goat
Group of 63 that received a goat

A team of 8 from Portland, Oregon traveled to rural northeastern Uganda January 24 to work on several projects with a Ugandan NGO.  The first thing we got to do was to give away 63 goats that we had raised money for through our Serve Uganda Global Giving campaign.  The pregnant goats were given to deserving widows, orphans or handicapped recipents as identifed by their tribal leaders.  It was a great day of clebration in the village.  The whole village came, even ones that were not receiving a goat.  There was a ceremony where local govenment officials spoke and thanked Serve Uganda and the local NGO for helping these dear people.

The agreement is that the receipient cannot eat the goat.  They can only sell or trade.  The hope is that they will keep the goat, raise the babies and over time build up a herd that they can us for income.  This is one of the most successful programs we have seen in Uganda.  It truly changes lives.  It helps children go to school, build a home, pay medical bills.  

This turly is a life changing investment.  Thanks to all who gave to this project.  It would not have been possible without you.  You are a life giver.

Orphan that recieved a pregnant goat
Orphan that recieved a pregnant goat
Jan 12, 2018

Project is underway

Because of your generous support the project to complete a medical clinic and build a nurse's hut in rural Uganda is a reality. With your help we raised $7431.76.  A team of eight leaves from Portland, Oregon on January 24 to work alongside the Ugandans to complete this project.  We will be camping in the bush, a new experience for some of the team. January brings good construction weather, but it can be quite warm.  Close to 100 each day.  When we return in early February I will give you a full update complete with pictures.  We could not do this without you.  I will tell the Ugandans in the villages about the amazing team of people behind this project.

Thank you and hope this new year is the best ever

Jan 12, 2018

Here come the goats!

Because of your generous support we raised $911.70 to purchase pregnant goats that will be given to widows or orphans in rural Uganda.  This will be a life changer for them.  On January 24 a team of eight from Portland, Oregon will head to Uganda to work alongside the Ugandans on a number of projects.  One of those projects is to travel to a rural village and help to distribute the goats.  This is a major event in the life of the whole village.  Everyone dresses up and comes to celebrate, even the ones who will not be receiving a goat.  A local government official comes to join in the celebration.  Then the whole village has a meal together. I love to see the joy on their faces.

When our team returns in early February I will send a fuller report complete with pictures.

Without you this would not be possible.  I will tell the Ugandans about the amazing people from different parts of the world that came together to make this possible.

Thank You

 
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