Children  Uganda Project #10974

Build a Home for 50 Orphans in Uganda

by Mountains of hope childrens ministries Vetted since 2011 Top Ranked Effective Nonprofit Site Visit Verified

Summary

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. They can all be accessed by the local community.

$30,000
total goal
$11,488
remaining
201
donors
5
monthly donors
5
years

Challenge

In Uganda, there are an estimated 10,000 children who do not have a home, 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.

Solution

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 and small farm. This will make the home self-sustaining and teach the children practical farming skills. Eventually, they will be able to provide for themselves once they leave the home.

Long-Term Impact

A new orphanage within the community will offer opportunities for micro-businesses such as selling vegetables, chickens and pig farming, and egg. Additionally, Mountains of Hope will hire local builders to construct the home, thus supporting local businesses. The clean drinking water available to the whole community will prevent common water-borne illnesses. As a whole, this project will unite and benefit the entire community.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a PDF file (projdoc.pdf).

Resources

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Organization Information

Mountains of hope childrens ministries

Location: Mpigi, Uganda - Uganda
Website: http:/​/​www.mountains-ofhope.com
Project Leader:
James Malinga
Project Director
Kampala, Uganda

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