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