Helping The Directors Serve Better

by Another Hope Children's Ministries
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Helping The Directors Serve Better
Helping The Directors Serve Better
Helping The Directors Serve Better

DIRECTORS SHIFTING TO THEIR HOUSE

 BACKGROUND OF THE PROJECT

Helping the Directors serve better was started to support the Directors’ needs of having a permanent home, to afford school for their children, plus making sure that they can have some income generating activities. The aim was to make sure that the Directors can settle and serve the children instead of looking for jobs outside of AHCM to help them get enough income to support themselves.

We are glad to say that so far, we have been able to move into our home. A lot has not been completed, but the house has been made safe to a certain extent to enable the directors to move in.

The feeling of not being able to worry about rent is so good, and the comfort of having a home brings joy beyond explanations. The children have the freedom to have their dog run around with no interruptions from offended neighbors.

 

Thanks so much to all that have made it possible that the Directors have a permanent home. May God richly bless you.

There is still a lot that needs to be done, but we can’t stop thanking God for the progress so far. We will forever be grateful.

Any one willing to support us so that we make our home more comfortable is highly welcomed, and thanks in advance for choosing to help the Directors serve better. May the good Lord answer your prayers.

 

 

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As Directors (Daniel and Ruth Kasozi), we are responsible for overseeing the entire children’s ministry to ensure smoothly operating, safe and effective programs.

Despite the fact that we do recruit others to serve alongside us, we have realized that not everyone buys into the vision and mission of the ministry.

The Directors will recruit and train others to fill the gaps of social work, projects coordination, caretaking, and finance staff, those that teach God’s word, drivers and farm assistants. Yes, most of them do a great job supporting the Directors; however, the majority need close supervision. This means that the Directors would have limited time to go and look for a job to make funds to sustain themselves.

After advice from most of our friends to start a project that helps meet our major needs like having a place to call home as well as a stable income, we went ahead and set up a project on the GlobalGiving platform. Our friends, you have surprised us by the immense support you have given us. We are so grateful.  So far we have managed to:

  • Construct a house (which is in progress) We are finally going to have a place to call home
  • Pay our rent
  • Have our children in school
  • Start some income generating activities that are still in their infancy stage. But we believe that by the end of the year, they will be sustainable.
  •  Take care of ourselves as a couple
  • Improve our physical and mental health.
  • Plant lots of crops to ensure enough food for our family and have a surplus to sell

There are times we would not even know what to feed our children, or if they would attend school. We were much stressed as a couple which has strained our relationship.

With your support, we assure you that we will have time to support the children, families and communities God entrusted to us.  We have a sound mind, and we believe that our commitment will be solid as we will build a better supportive team to serve alongside us.

Thanks so much.

Note: The project to help the Directors serve better was estimated to cost USD 39,730 and so far USD 30,084 has been raised thanks to the generosity of our friends. Funds to complete the project are USD 9,646.  Please stand with us by either donating or sharing with others to help support the Directors serve better. Thanks so much and may God richly bless you.

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With a high population growth rate and an increasing population in Uganda, the cost of living is increasing day by day especially in the capital city, major towns and Kampala suburbs. This has economic implications related with increased expenditure on transport, feeding, tuition, health care, accommodation among others. This calls for engagement in several income generating ventures in order to make ends meet. However, this comes along with the need for long hours of work, monitoring and supervision of these ventures bringing about fatigue, stress, depression and other health complications that affect one’s productivity; physically, mentally and emotionally.    

With the meager salary, the directors go through the same circumstances mentioned above which affects their services to the vulnerable children, families and communities. In the bid for the directors to serve better, there was need for them to have their own place of residence and through your continued support, great progress has been registered with regard to the construction of their house and the following have been done.

  • Tiling of some rooms at the ground floor has been done successfully.
  • Electrical and plumbing work has been done and little is awaiting to get finished
  • The first phase of painting has also been done.

What to be done

  • Finishing Tiling
  • Finishing Electrical and Plumbing work
  • Starting on the fencing

We really appreciate your support towards this project for its progress has reduced the pressure on Directors to look for funds to finance their accommodation and constructing their own house at the same time. The relief has allowed Directors allocate more time to the children’s home and effectively managing the different projects. More progress in service delivery at Another Hope Children’s Ministries in 2021 because you choose to help Directors serve better

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Serving is more about a heart condition and a state of mind rather than a one-time event. When it comes to vulnerable children and families who need educational, good nutrition, counseling, healthcare and income generating activities can only be supported with a stable heart and mind. With a lot of demands for survival and meeting the children’s needs with a small salary, the Directors of Another Hope Children’s Ministries were forced to engage into different income generating activities to source out more funds to meet all their needs. Among these are house rent which is paid on a monthly basis, educational costs for the children in the family, food and other needs.

This often caused tension, stress and worry to the Directors hence affecting their service to the vulnerable children and the communities because their minds and hearts were burned with a lot in a bid to survive together with their children. The helping directors serve better project came up to enable the Directors focus on meeting the needs of the children at Another Hope Children’s Ministries as well as the many others they serve in the community. The project will go a long way to enable the directors have a home and won’t need to worry about the monthly payments for rent and establishing their small bakery business as the kitchen will be suitable for more production to supplement their income.

For the small period the project has been running, the directors are so grateful for everyone who has supported them to enable them serve better. Shared below are the achievements for the contribution made towards this project.

Construction of the Directors’ house

The house under construction.

The Directors have been in position to take on the construction process of their house and it has reached at the stage of installing appliances, tailing and fencing hence improving its condition making it suitable to live in. This will help save the directors a burden of paying monthly rent fee hence saving the funds for other family needs. Soon they will be shifting into their new home.

 

 

 

 

 

Directors involved in the children’s welfare.

The E.D preparing chicken wings for the children.

The children at Another Hope Children’s Ministries have been joyous in this period because the Directors have been largely involved in their welfare. Because of your support, the Directors have been relieved of their demands and had more time dedicated to serving the children. Children have enjoyed different kinds of meals prepared by the Directors like the English breakfast, celebrated children’s birthdays, ensured the children have access to proper medical care. The children’s feeding improved because there are availed with fruits every week, the vegetable garden existing due to the efforts of the Directors is also producing vegetables for the children and spices like tomatoes.

Directors having more time to rest.

Resting is not about being lazy or avoiding work but it is necessary for our health and being at our best when we are working. Resting and relaxation reduces stress, improves focus and an active mind to think and plan. The Directors have had time to rest and it has enabled them to come up with great ideas which are benefiting the children at Another Hope Children’s Ministries and in the community for example the interim skills training where the children are being equipped with marketable skills.

We appreciate everyone who has stood with us and encourage you to continue supporting us under this project.

Still, a total of $13,591 to accomplish this project. Kindly donate any amount to see that the Directors can serve better.

Thanks a lot

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Another Hope Children's Ministries

Location: Kampala - Uganda
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Project Leader:
Daniel Kasozi
Kampala, Uganda
$37,906 raised of $69,730 goal
 
149 donations
$31,824 to go
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