The River Fund

The River Fund is dedicated to providing physical, emotional and spiritual support, to people living with or affected by HIV/AIDS and other life challenging illnesses and circumstances, as well as their loved ones and caregivers. We serve the poor, those who often are alone and in need - regardless of a person's religion, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender or age.
Nov 23, 2016

End of Year Quarterly Report

Uniforms and supplies
Uniforms and supplies

The following reports are from the Women's Groups that support orphans in Rural E Uganda in their own words.

AMONIKAKINEI WOMEN GROUP NOVEMBER 2016 REPORT

Activities

Education:
Our children go to school
The group provides;
Uniform
Scholastic materials
These are from funds received from the River Fund.

Achievements

Children have been maintained in schools and kept healthy
Scholastic materials have been provided to the children by the group
Members have been able to take care of their families and kept themselves healthy

Challenges

Women have lost most of the seeds due to the long drought
No maize and beans were sold because of the poor yield
Both first and second season have not done well
Without rain, there is hunger in the nearest future

TORORO WOMEN GROUP

Activities

Care for orphans
Vulnerable
Agriculture
Use of wasted charcoal
Practice in long term survival skills
Tree planting

Under care for orphans, we provide scholastic materials and uniforms to the orphans and vulnerable children.
Women used wasted charcoal to mix with mud to make charcoal for cooking
The women practiced tree planting as a group

Achievements
• Children have been kept in schools
• Homes are clean and healthy than before

Challenges

• Long drought that has caused hunger in the communities
• One orphan supported by the women died this month from cerebral malaria. She was 14 years old.

Nov 23, 2016

End of Year Quarterly Report

Kids
Kids

Dear Donors 

Greetings to you all from the heart of HEARTS and our sincere thanks to each and everyone who have been donating generously. May God bless you all abundantly for showing love by sowing financial seeds to feed, accommodate and educate orphans, abandoned and neglected children.

I am glad to present this last quarter GlobalGiving Report of the year 2016!

All the children at "little HEARTS orphanage (LHO)" doing well. To fulfill the wish of the River Fund, this academic year we have taken 12 new children of whom 9 are new girls. The total number of children at LHO went up now to 49. Girls are now 20.

Ramu who is now studying final year of Civil Engineering, went to Bhimavaram to participate State level Chess Competetions and stood IIIrd place. Ramu is now very busy with his Ist Semester examinations.

Girls Divya and Sujatha also participated State level games conducted for High School Girls in Ananthapuram and got prizes.

In recent quarterly examinations, all of our boys and girls did very well and stood Ist, IInd and IIId places. On 13th November, Cine Hero Pawan Kalyan fans conducted drawing competetions to LHO children. They visit LHO regularly.

In view of Children's Day, which will be celebrated on 14th November every year, this year Sri Chaitanya College students arranged lunch and donated lunch. Soon after the lunch, they conducted Dance and Singing Competetions to LHO children.

Not less than 3 to 4 donors come to LHO to donate lunch or dinner, distribute Biscuits, Chacolates, celebrate Birthdays, Marriage functions.

Last month, we have demolished the bathroom door and wall which was attached to ground floor bedroom abandoned for some years and constructed 20 racks to keep children clothes, books etc., Now girls are using those racks and after demolishing bathroom, the bedroom is now looking more spacious than before.

Children are very happy to stay at LHO. They have given freedom to play, watch TV. High School boys and girls wake up 5 clock early in the morning and study till 7AM. At nights all the boys and girls go to bed at 9PM. 3 Tutors are regularly coming to teach and help them to complete their home work.

This is all happening because of your love and generous donations.

As I said in every GG quarterly report, once again I humbly request and encourage our beloved donors to donate more and more to give a bright future and live a purposeful life in their lives.

On behalf of LHO children, I wish you all Merry Christmas and Blessed, Prosperous, HAPPY NEW YEAR 2017.

This is C.P.Kumar reporting from LHO to Global Giving through the River Fund.

C.P.Kumar
HEARTS

Birthday Party!
Birthday Party!
Yummy!
Yummy!
New storage center for the children
New storage center for the children
Nov 7, 2016

Quarterly Report

Children with Nodding Syndrome
Children with Nodding Syndrome

Project: Supporting Families of Children suffering from Nodding Syndrome.

Report period: August - October 2016

Activities carried out this quarter.

Activity 1. Sensitization of caregivers and Adolescent girls on Reproductive Health.
Two sensitization sessions were conducted by the Associations members at Okidi parish targeting the caregivers and Adolescent girls suffering from the NS.The discussions looked at hygiene both at the personal level as well as the environment.

A total of 20 (6 caregivers and 14 adolescent girls) attended the first sessions and 21 (8 caregivers and13 girls) attended the second sensitization sessions. The caregivers admitted that it is always difficult for them to talk about sex to their children and think that the conditions of their children do not make them think these children would indulge into sexual behaviors.

Activity 2.Food and nonfood items distribution.

The 11 households being supported by the Association received the bi- monthly distribution. Each of the households received 10kgs of Posho, 5 kgs beans, 5 kgs of sugar, 3 liters cooking oil, 4 bars washing soap, 6 packets salt, and 4kgs of fish.

The bi-monthly distribution was done after the Association members took the caregivers through a session of preparing a balanced meal taking into account the three different categories of Energy giving food, Bodybuilding food, and Protective foods.

The adolescent girls were also supported with sanitary towels/pads which are one essential item that their caregivers are not able to provide them with.

Achievements.

1. 11 households supported with food /nonfood items.
2. 9 girls supported with sanitary towels
3. 2 sensitization sessions conducted
4. 1 training session on nutrition conducted.

Way forwards.

1. Provide support for food and nonfood items to the households on a monthly basis.
2. Hold discussion sessions with caregivers of Adolescent girls on hygiene,

Conclusion.

We are so thankful to GlobalGiving and the River Fund for this support. We could not have done this without all of your help!

Training session
Training session
Food distribution
Food distribution
 
   

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