Build Homes for 5 Women and their Children

by Kassanda Children's Aid
Build Homes for 5 Women and their Children
Build Homes for 5 Women and their Children
Build Homes for 5 Women and their Children
Build Homes for 5 Women and their Children
Build Homes for 5 Women and their Children
Build Homes for 5 Women and their Children
Build Homes for 5 Women and their Children
Build Homes for 5 Women and their Children
Build Homes for 5 Women and their Children
Build Homes for 5 Women and their Children
Students at Seed Junior School
Students at Seed Junior School

Fall is a time of harvest and to give thanks. We truly appreciate all of your love and support over the years. We sincerely thank you for your partnership as we cannot serve the less fortunate without you. We are also grateful you choose our boots on the ground organization and know there are many causes you could choose. Thank you for your trust and we never take it for granted. We hope you enjoy getting these updates to see the impact we make together.

To summarize, since our last report KCA has done the following activities:

1. Education for children

2. Health and medical support

3. Food and nutrition help

4.  Started an income-generating project  

Our organization has continued educating 180 vulnerable children through Seed Junior School and 12 benefited from our Get Schooled project making a grand total of 192 children. They receive lunch, education and uniforms. Despite food prices continuing to increase at the market, we have provided all 192 children with lunches daily. This is no easy task and we could use more help in this area.  Please visit https://www.get-schooled.org/ for more information.

 KCA has also offered medical support, thanks to the generous donations we received. There were 12 children who suffered from malaria, typhoid, cough, asthma and flu. Three children ended up being admitted to the hospital but we managed to clear all their bills.

 Lastly, for the women and children who stay on our Stephen Baker Farm, the solution to help them start a project for earning income to help with some of their expenses, it was decided to start up a piggery project. We will be doing this instead of building one of the homes as it’s much needed and we appreciate our donors understanding on the matter. With the last donation we received,  we were able to get started with three pigs while we wait for more financial support to build it up to full capacity.

Let me close with this, never underestimate the power of a small deed, many small deeds add up to accomplish much over a lifetime. We hope you have a wonderful holiday season with all your loved ones and let's  talk again soon!

 

 

Mothers Tending Pigs
Mothers Tending Pigs
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Annet and Twins
Annet and Twins

It’s an honor to report to you what’s been happening with our construction housing project at Stephen Baker Farm. Most exciting to share is the first house is complete and we give thanks to you for funding these efforts! We have been able to accomplish this amidst the raising costs of materials. Annet and her twins have moved in as District referral, unable to pay rent and homeless after the birth of her babies who needed her care. We're unable to furnish the home due to increased costs of the build but they have safe shelter again and it’s a priority to get beds and other basics soon. 

 

While this is our first home as a GlobalGiving project, we have other homes we built previously. This addition makes  23 changed lives living on our Stephen Baker Farm. This has brought some unexpected challenges on the medical side to keep all the children well. Their immune systems are not strong, causing sickness often from malaria and typhoid, so treatment costs add up quickly. In consideration, we realized we need an income generating project the mothers can all work together on so the burden is not just upon us. Our project leader, Lisa agreed to the idea of starting a piggery. There is one not too far away that I visited to gain some knowledge and is running successfully. We humbly advise we will use the next amounts given to start this before building any other homes. We will keep you updated on this as always.

 

Kindly continue to stand with us so we can change the lives of our community. KCA is the only organization in the area who is adopting violated mothers and children. We are grateful for those we have assisted and often referrals come to our organization seeking help. Robina is one that touched our hearts. 

Robina recently lost her husband in an accident on the lake. She has 10 children, one is lame, and another has eye problems. This is an overwhelming number of kids to feed and no one has stepped in to help. KCA had to put her on pending status as the houses we build are only two rooms and is clearly not enough space for a family this size. Our staff plans to pay a visit to this family once we get something to take to them. If our partners have any ideas or resources to share, we would appreciate hearing how we can handle this situation.

Progress of Home
Progress of Home
Some Children on Farm
Some Children on Farm
Piggery Visited
Piggery Visited
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Women and children on the Baker Farm
Women and children on the Baker Farm

It is time again to give an update on our funds disbursement for housing construction at Stephen Baker Farm. 

In 2021, Kassanda Children’s Aid (KCA) has done a number of activities funded by friends, organizations and partners on both the local and international level. This report highlights some of the projects below:

 ACTIVITIES /PROJECTS CARRIED OUT

  1. Education support for OVC’s
  2. Housing construction
  3. Health and medical support
  4. Food and nutrition help 
  5. Sanitation and water supply to vulnerable households
  6. Spiritual growth nourishment
  7. Gender based violence control and prevention
  8. Child protection and legal support

 

We continue sponsorships for 12 of our original Get School students as schools opened in Uganda after a long 2 years of being closed due to cover restrictions.

Our school, Seed Junior School could finally open up on Jan 10th 2022. We are known to be one in the community with a good reputation of taking care of it’s teachers and students. We have 7 out of 10 teachers who are fully sponsored. It was so rewarding for our sponsors to look after our teachers, even though they could not work during the pandemic, they could eat, pay their rent and care for their families. We still pray about the remaining 3 teachers to get fully sponsored too.  

Recently we could shelter two more mothers and their children. The first was Brenda, her husband neglected her after giving birth to triplets yet they had 2 other children together. The district referred Brenda to us and we sincerely thank our partners who gave generously to her cause. She is now settled at Stephen Baker Farm in her new house with all her children. Rusiya is the new one coming, she did not experience any happiness at all with her husband who used to emotionally and physically abuse her. When she tried to escape,  he searched for her and took her back home promising not to repeat the offenses but after few days he was repeating the same behavior and the situation even got worse with attempted murder.  The local authorities confirmed all this. Their boys had no bedding, just slept on the ground and lacked all their basic needs like food and clothing. Now they have access to food at our farm.  Rusiya wants to undertake skills in tailoring but she does not have the tuition and necessary materials to do so. If you would like to help her, please reach out on our Facebook page or website. 

We would like to thank our project planner, Mrs Lisa who after seeing the gap to help validated and vulnerable mothers and children who have been mistreated or neglected by their husbands, helped us put this project together to build 5 more women safe housing, giving them the dignity they deserve. We are so thankful to Mrs Patricia from USA who donated the land in honor of her son, and has agreed to allow us to use some of this land for this housing project.  

We have already started on our first house out of the 5 homes per our planned project and hope you enjoy this update and the pictures. We thank each one of you who comes alongside of us on this journey to make life better for those who would have no hope otherwise.  

Some girls in our school uniforms
Some girls in our school uniforms
Progress on our first home
Progress on our first home
Happy student and staff
Happy student and staff
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Kassanda Children's Aid

Location: MITYANA - Uganda
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Project Leader:
Ssenyonga Vincent
MITYANA, Uganda
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