In Mpigi, Uganda thousands of children are living without one or both parents, putting them at risk of dropping out, falling ill, being malnourished, and suffering from other effects of poverty. Mountains of Hope seeks to create an orphanage as a safe place for 50 children to learn and grow. Because we believe in supporting the children holistically, the site will also house a school, organic garden, piggery, and purified water well- each of which can also be accessed by the local community.
In Uganda, there are an estimated 10,000 children who do not have a home, and are known as "street children". There are thousands more that have homes but do not attend school due to neglect or abuse. Mountains of Hope previously owned a home for 20 orphans, but the government forced the children to move out without offering compensation. As an organization, we were forced to move our location and start from the beginning with a new home.
Mountains of Hope has recently purchased two acres of land to build the orphanage, so your contribution will go directly towards building a real home with regular meals and schooling. The orphanage's additional land will be made into a vegetable patch & small farm. This will make the home self-sustaining and teach the children practical farming skills so they can provide for themselves once they leave the home.
A new orphanage within the community will offer opportunities for micro-businesses such as vegetable, chicken and pig farming, and egg production to grow. Additionally, Mountains of Hope will hire local builders to construct the home, supporting local business. The project will also provide clean drinking water to the entire community meaning that there will be fewer water related illnesses. As a whole, we want the community to benefit from and stay connected with the orphanage.
This project has provided additional documentation in a PDF file (projdoc.pdf).
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