Sponsorship that Provides Another Hope to Children

by Another Hope Children's Ministries
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Sponsorship that Provides Another Hope to Children
Sponsorship that Provides Another Hope to Children
Sponsorship that Provides Another Hope to Children

Because we believe every life matters, we give a child shelter in times of need even when our resources are limited. Most times we find ourselves with abandoned children that we hadn’t planned for in our custody, because protection of children from worst forms of abuse is our core value at Another Hope Children’s Ministries. Whenever we are called upon by government officials, we respond positively in such instances. We take them into temporary custody as we search for their parents/relatives. From January to May 2021 we registered six (2 boys and 4 girls) .So far efforts to locate their families have been fruitless. The children are between 2 to 17 years old. Different circumstances forced these children into the children’s home. Some of the reasons why children end up in children’s homes are security, child labor rescue, abandonment (most common), disagreements between parents, and getting lost. Because of the sponsorship that provides another hope project a 2 year old boy who had been abandoned by his mum was enrolled onto Another Hope Children’s support. This young boy was abandoned by the mother at a friend’s home when he was only about 10months old. A friend to this boy’s biological mother reported it. She said the mother told her she was going to the shop to buy some milk for the baby but she never came back. Through the PSWO of Nansana, this child was referred to us, and we kept him. . Now he has grown into a healthy boy and has learnt how to speak. The availability of other young ones has made it possible for him to catch up as he plays and associates with them. We believe he will be able to join school when the kindergartens open. • In another situation, we received an 11 year old girl in April. She was recorded as a missing child, in a town called Naluvuule in Wakiso District. She says she was leaving with her uncle and always inside the fenced compound and when she went out to move around, she got lost and didn’t know the name of the village. She was brought to the police by an old woman, and then was referred to Another Hope Children’s Ministries. We are still keeping her as we look for her family. So far she has been a good child, and we have hopes of finding her family to resettle her. Thanks so much for your support towards sponsorship that provides another hope. So much has been achieved. Without your support, many children would fail to have a place to stay, to eat, and to get medical care. 

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MAKING ANOTHER HOPE CHILDREN’S MINISTRIES SUSTAINABLE THROUGH LIVESTOCK AND POULTRY FARMING.

Sustainability is an ongoing process that involves the interaction between different strategic, organizational, programmatic, social and financial elements. Prioritizing sustainability guarantees the future generations a habitable world that they can enjoy. A self-sustaining system is one that can maintain its self by independent efforts. Experience tells us that financial sustainability is key for the long-term survival and effectiveness of institutions in the fields of serving communities and meeting their visions but the challenge is how to achieve such levels of financial sustainability. Financial sustainability of an NGO depends on its ability to diversify income and access new funds.

At another Hope Children’s Ministries, we target becoming sustainable through livestock and poultry farming among others. Livestock farming can be described as the economic activity which involves the raising of domestic animals for human consumption and obtaining meat, milk among others. Livestock farming is considered more dependable because it involves raring of small ruminants with high rates of reproduction and growth and these can provide regular sources of income from sales. Fifty-eight percent of households in Uganda depend on livestock for their livelihood and because it is not seasonal, it is one of the push factors for us to take it on.

Another Hope Children’s Ministries has different animals being reared which include: cows, goats and rabbits. We also have a poultry farm with 598-layer hens which haven’t yet started laying eggs. Emphasis is put on livestock farming and poultry farming because we believe they is much productivity and the children gain skills of looking after them which skills they can use in their lives after Another Hope Children’s Ministries. Training have been held engaging the staff and children in poultry care and goats looking forward for more.

We are also looking forward to making the farm a demonstration farm where trainees and interns will be charged to access the farm and be trained. This will still bring income to the organization hence getting us to the plan of being sustainable.

We apparently have three on site, one bull and two heifers which conceived and one will be giving birth in March 2021. The cow will start producing milk which will help to improve on the consumption of nutritious meals by the children. The excess milk will be sold and the income helps to meet other needs like the medical bills for the children.

Rabbits and Goats.

There are five rabbits on site being taken care of by children assisted by the farm assistants. Because rabbits give birth in a very short period of time, they accumulate very fast and the raising numbers can be sold off to bring in money which can meet other needs.

The goats on site are five and two of them are expect, two female youth which are ready for meting and one male to serve the females. We shall have the goats accumulate in numbers as well very fast.

Poultry Farm.

 Efforts have been put in the poultry farm to ensure that there is productivity when the time for laying eggs comes. 608 birds where brought in on the 08th/01/2021 and apparently, they are 598 in a very good and promising condition. These will be providing eggs for a minimum of one and half years which will be sold and bring in income to meet the costs of the organization and feed the children as well.

We have some poultry that has been laying eggs that we have sold off and now these poultry have become off layers and we are apparently selling them as we hope for the new poultry to start laying eggs.

All this would not have been possible of we did not have your support. Thanks so much for the great support rendered to us. 

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A GIFT OF THREE MEALS A DAY Over half of Uganda’s children were found to be deprived of four or more socially perceived necessities according to the Uganda National Household Survey 2016/17. Among the necessities is having three meals a day, being able to access health care among others. Many children living in the poorest areas don’t have access to three meals, especially in rural areas. Another Hope children's Ministries, we are privileged to have the children consume three meals a day (breakfast, lunch, and supper) a day even in the hard times of COVId-19. There hasn’t been a single day the children went without a meal. ACHIEVEMENTS One of the children narrates. One of the resident children at Another Hope Children’s Ministries narrates how it is a privilege to have three meals a day and every day. Here she is narrating the story: I was brought to Another Hope Children’s Ministries on 13th/08/2020 after I was rescued from child labor where I was working as a house help for six months in Nansana. I was surviving on two meals and sometimes it wasn’t heavy enough to satisfy me. For this time, I had forgotten about morning tea/breakfast and all I would consume is cold water in the morning up to lunch time. From the time I was taken in by Another Hope Children’s Ministries, my life has been totally different and I am always over joyed by the breakfast meal. Good feeding plays a part in child development and it is a blessing we can feed the children because there are many children of my age and different ages on the streets and in refugee camps not knowing how they go through the day. Some end the day without anything to eat and yet there is no hope of feeding the following day hence forcing them into illegal acts. Thanks so much for helping us have the assurance of 3 meals a day. The care taker narrates. Looking after a family is not easy especially with limited income. Because of the daily demands, yet the income is less, many households don’t have a chance to consume three meals a day. Some take two while others take one depending on the type of food available and the number of dependents. It is a blessing from God to have children at Another Hope Children’s Ministries feeding on three meals a day every day and every year. This has helped keep the children’s hope a live because if food is available, then the children believe even their other needs are available or can be availed. My heart is at rest because I know food for the children I take care of is available. I thank our partners for the support towards the support for the children because it helps us to improve the quality of life for the vulnerable children.

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some of the beneficiaries at the Children's home
some of the beneficiaries at the Children's home

Feeling secure in your environment and having hope for a better life is the basic human need and must be fulfilled before any other need. There are different kinds of securities people can have but for the vulnerable children, they mainly need the physical and emotional security to have their hope for life renewed every day. Being free from suffering physical harm and having enough food and water to keep you alive are some of the physical securities. Access to psychosocial support through different activities like birthday celebrations, counseling sessions, and other activities provides emotional security. With the mission of bringing to vulnerable children in Uganda, Another Hope Children’s Ministries provides accommodation, food, clothing, and medical care to those children that need it due to various issues such as abandonment. Availing all these needs helps to keep the hope of the children on the sponsorship program new. The special days celebrated like Easter and Eid day where the children are fed on special meals make them feel loved. There are rescue cases handled by children who were abandoned by their parents and families and got enrolled through the police. These children are provided with shelter and other needs of life which makes them feel secure and have their hope renewed. The total number of accommodated children is twenty-six (11 males and 10 females), these children are able to receive physical, spiritual, and emotional security. Rescue Case handled. The young boy enjoying a special meal at Another Hope Children’s Ministries. A boy who was referred to Another Hope Children’s Ministries by Nansana police station was abandoned by his mother at a friend’s place of residence. The mother of this young boy who was nine months went to stay with a friend after separating from the father to her son. She stayed with her for two weeks and one morning, she went out giving an excuse for going to buy milk for her son but she never returned. The child remained in the custody of her friend who reported to the police and handed over the child because she couldn’t afford to take care of him. The police through the child and family protection unity and the office of the probation officer contacted Another Hope Children’s Ministries Management to rescue this child. The child has been under our custody for one and a half years but he is happy and healthy because of the love and support that sponsorship brings. 

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Another Hope Children's Ministries

Location: Kampala - Uganda
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Project Leader:
Ruth Nambowa Bulyaba
Kampala, Uganda
$116,878 raised of $994,717 goal
 
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