Project #10974

Build a Home for 50 Orphans in Uganda

by Mountains of hope childrens ministries
Pitlatrine at the home
Pitlatrine at the home


I hope you are fine again, last time I updated you on the glasses on the doors and windows, today its something quite unique, we have already hired people to dig a 40 feet deep pit latrine in the home, the pit latrine is expected to last 30-40 years while in use, this is one of the signs indicating the completion of the mission we started together with you, I again take this opportunity to thank you for your money and care, thank you dear.

Next week we will be putting up a slab on the pit, the next thing will only be building latrine walls, roofing and plastering, we have money for the slab, and we will end there till we get more donations may be by the beginning of next year.

"Once we complete the latrine, there will not be any reason why we should not use the place" said the chair man board of Directors of the Mountains of Hope Childrens Ministries.

I urge you to pray with us for the completion of this latrine and also ask your friends and family to support and pray for the project, Mountains of Hope has many projects on Globalgiving that have transfromed the lives of the communities where we work,you could check them out. I also urge you to keep checking on our website for more updates.

Children have reported back for third term/semester which will run upto November this year, most of our children are in Primary level, a few are in Secondary and some 2 in University, also pray with us for their success in education.

Wishing you all the best

Pit latrine digging in progress
Pit latrine digging in progress
Children enjoying a special meal
Children enjoying a special meal


Thanks for supporting Build a home for 50 children in Uganda, you and other Globalgiving donors enabled us make strong doors and windows for the kids home.

Your donations always helps to keep the construction work going, so far we have fixed the strong doors and windows in the home to keep the kids safe. Our builders have just been fixing the glasses on the windows and doors, what does this mean? it means that its almost over.

The remaining bit of it is just to complete the wall plastering, fixing the floors and painting and that will be all.
What next? Kids will be ready to relocate in there without any problems.

The home will also need to build a latrine, a kitchen, bathrooms and a wall fence to completely keep the kids safe.
This home is near a water source and this is not a protected water source and yet the whole community of over 500 people fetches water for drinking in this well, in future Mountains of Hope will work on this water source to enable the children and the whole community drink safe water.

"We have plans of building a guest house for our volunteers to live in, they will not need to sleep in a hotel when they are here" James, Project Leader. The project has a plan to put up a modern guest house just in the home where children will be living, this house will have running water, electricity, a kitchen inside and a toilet to make it condusive for the westerners while they are here.

Many kids will be albe to acquire knowledge in income generation, farming and other things while in their own home.Children like Sarah were able to complete their education in a safe place and she is now working and earning money, we are sure that many kids would need to stay in asafe home to enable them complete their education.

Children fetch water from un protected well
Children fetch water from un protected well


I hope all is well with you, our home is progressively getting to completion, this month we will be completing the plastering and flooring, thank you for the support.

In addition to that, all our children are attending school. Here is Alice, Alice is mute: cannot talk neither hear as a result of rubella contraction during pregnancy, Alice is nine but had never gone to school, Alice through Globalgiving donors has been taken to deaf school in grade one, her future now seems bright as she will in future be able to life life on her own.

"Am happy I can now read and write"signalled Alice in a sign language.

When the home is completed, Children like Alice will have a place to stay in while attending school.

Alice preparing to go to school for the first time
Alice preparing to go to school for the first time

Hi, as a partner in this project, I Just wanted to share with you our annual report 2014, hoping that you will know how we are progressing.

Having completed the year, acknowledgement is extended to all those that have participated in planning and implementation of project interventions through the year. We appreciate Mpigi District leadership and management team for their continuous support and guidance in coming up with innovative ideas and giving strategic direction to the project.Special appreciation goes to the Mpigi District Probation and welfare officer Ms. Annet Nabuuma for her continued advice and direction during implementation. Not forgetting the Mpigi District police Family and welfare department headed by Ms. Nawegulo, thank you for the partnership.

Globalgiving is credited for its commitment in supporting the project raise funds through its site, we have been able to raise funds worth $19,000 through Globalgiving for the running of 21various sub projects under the 03 main projects of Health, Sponsorship and Education respectively. Through your support we have helped meet the needs of the community, but also forge a favorable working partnership that is geared towards implementation of community based sustainable projects for transformation of the community.

We are also grateful to Kafumu parish leadership, the local administration, security agencies, Religious leaders, traditional leaders, opinion leaders, various stakeholders and the entire community for their collaboration and support.
The participation of other stakeholders like Village Health Teams (VHTs), government aided schools and their support during implementation and planning processes is appreciated. Gratitude is also due to community membersfor their involvement in the prioritization, problem analysis, and visioning plus reflection exercises.

Lastly thanks to the entire Mountains of Hope big team beginning from the Executive committee chaired by Mr. Jimmy Mayanja plus other members of the committee including Miss.Max Namatovu, Mr.Ronnie Mutongole, Mr.Wilson Wabalanda, Miss.Lilian Nakiyaga, Mr.Sammex Ssinabulya, Bish.Sam Akol, Mr.Justin Okiaand the Implementing team Headed by James Malinga (Executive Director),Joy Muwanguzi (administrator) and volunteers for their time and commitment towards sourcing for funding and all implementation. You are all appreciated for your patience and overall support towards these entire processes.

All planning and implementation processes involved collaboration and networking with a cross section of stakeholders, including; Mpigi District Health Office, District Probation Office, District police Family and child welfare Office, Kafumu parish leadership, operating local CBOs, Health centers and individual community members.
This document shows progress of interventions that Mountains of Hope projectand stakeholders have attained for this financial year beginning January 2014 to January 2015, the interventions addressed the prevailing community challenges and improvement in people’s quality of life. Project interventions during the FY included projects such as; Education, Health and Sponsorship.

Project goal: Improved quality of education among school going children both boys and girls and improved health of the people of Kafumucommunity through a participatory community based sustainable approach by the year 2018.
Project outcomes:
1: Improved access to quality of formal education for 100 Children (both boys and girls) but with special focus on the girl child in Kafumu parish by 2016.

2: Reduced malnutrition cases and its effects among 500 children in Kafumu parish through several approaches of prevention, care, support and advocacy by 2016.

3: Improved living of children both sponsored and non-sponsored and their community to become agents of change by 2016.

Progress towards project goal:

Success story:

Sarah’s Story- a reminder of why we do what we do:

Sarah always dreamed of being a teacher, but when her father died she thought there was no hope for her. Five years ago, Sarah moved into the children’s home and we immediately enrolled her in school to pursue a diploma in Nursery teaching education. She completed her course in just two years, and now she is teaching in one of the best schools in Kampala city. Since then, she has been able to help her siblings as well as sponsor herself for further studies in education.
Sarah is just one example of what is possible when children are able to follow their dreams. Sometimes, all a child needs is a place to call home, or someone to help them through school. With your support, you can help more children become like Sarah, and reach places that they never thought were possible.


Construction of the childrens Home is under way and we are fixing doors and windows, we are also beginning the finishing works on the house coming month.

Sponsorship and Education projects

The project has enabled 10 sponsored children (05 girls, 05 boys) and 02 University students (01 girl and 01 boy) to remain in school and improve on their learning skills using its interventions in education project such as paying their school fees and tuition. These children are enjoying education since the Tuition and fees are paid in time.
Enrolment in some schools has changed, the project distributed sanitary pads to 70 school going girls of menstruation age and as a result their hope has been restored. They have as well participated in prevention of teenage pregnancies initiatives in and out of school using life skill approach.

Health project

The project in partnership with the District Health Office and stakeholders such as Village Health Teams (VHTs),trained 50 mother’s proper breast feeding methods andfood preparations to children aged 0-59 months to reduce malnutrition. Mothers were taken through the usage of Mid Upper Arm Circumference tapes (MUAC), they are now vigilant on the health of their children. This vigilance of mothers hascontributed to reduction malnutrition cases among the children of Kafumu community from 8% who measured yellow and red (at risk and critical stage respectively) in 2013 to 7% who measured yellow and red in 2014(source: VHT records report ,2014).
The project in collaboration with the Globalgiving donors facilitated 13 children (05 girls, 08 boys) to get psychosocial support, the children were talked to both boys and girls and after played and had the best Christmas meal in Freedom city kids play center Namasuba

Two project staff have been facilitated to attend various planning and review meetings in the project and with the District. This has enabled the staff be vigilant and have effectively monitored and managed project work. The staff have monitored and supervised the construction of a four roomed home to accommodate children who if not accommodated would not survive, the home will only accommodate these children for a period of not more than six months and find a home to place them.

Lessons learned
Involving children in the planning process and allowing them participate in the project interventions enables them to express themselves in identifying their needs and sharing problems affecting them and their families and communities. When we trained girls on prevention of early pregnancies, at the course of the training they told us that they had a great need for sanitary pads, something we had not planned for before, we immediately looked for money and provided them to enable them continue education.

Children in a kids play center
Children in a kids play center

Hi, we are grateful for the continued support you are sending to the Mountains of Hope orphanage. Last year your contributions lead to the roofing of the roof, making of the doors and windows for the building, this year we are plastering and painting up the whole building, that is our focus of the year and we have set a target by the end of July to have fully furnished the building. Furnishing this building will cost $6000.

Also last year we managed to take these children out for Christmas party at Freedom city, they had a wonderful day and meals at the kids park.

This month we are setting up a computer training center and internet café for training youth on computer and internet usage. Many youth will be able to use the service and gain many skills, they will do research and thus improve their local businesses.

Children having a Christmas meal in a hotel
Children having a Christmas meal in a hotel
Children holding their christmas gifs
Children holding their christmas gifs

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Mountains of hope childrens ministries

Location: Mpigi, Uganda - Uganda
Website: http:/​/​
Project Leader:
James Malinga
Project Director
Kampala, Uganda

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