| Oct 10, 2018
Supporting LGBTQ services in Uganda
Dear Donors, Thank you very much for your continued support.
From the very beginning of Mbarara Rise Foundation exactly two years and four months ago, we had four pragmatic and concrete priorities:
- Economic empowerment
- Offer better health care services with the help of partners and donors.
- An LGBTQ community monthly peer program platform sharing and
- Raising awareness campaigns on equal human rights for all.
All our programs have been accomplished in a relatively short period of time and we've done it all from cafes, couches, and one shared computer. As we aim to strengthen and increase the services we provide, we must acquire the proper tools.
We are very proud to report that we are on track with executing our priorities.
We will be training rural LGBTQ with safety and security measures to boost their skills as well as working with the whole community to improve and develop sustainable strategies, tactics and individual safety management approaches. In Uganda, LGBTQ people consistently face threats to their safety and security. Our goal is to equip over 120 LGBTQ individuals in rural Uganda with the skills and tools necessary to protect themselves.
We are looking forward to work on the rollout of a PrEP program, so as to reduce new HIV/AIDS infections among the LGBTQ people and regionally work on rural LGBTQ coordination.
We processed an actively safe two roomed furnish office space for the staff, volunteers and LGBTI Community and its now operational. With your continued support, our office space will be equipped with the proper tools to advance our efforts to bring equal rights to our local LGBTQ community, a safe place for the LGBTQ to meet and share experiences.
Opening of the furnish space is our top priority for 2018. We hope to achieve more great things, since we have a safe space to carry out our work from.
“In this time of gratitude, we give thanks for you. We value your patronage and appreciate your confidence in us. Counting you among our donors is something for which we are especially grateful, you help us provide award-winning services to our clients, without your commitment, creativity, and high standards, we would not be the thriving nonprofit we are”. Our Executive Director.
There are still many goals to meet, we hope that you will continue to partner with us in our commitment to achieve them:
- The addition of the cake baking project to continue providing skills to the LGBTQ community.
- Advocating for eqaul human rights for all.
- Staff trainings in capacity building programs.
- Constant health care servies deliverly.
- Creating safe spaces.
In conclusion, we rely on the generosity of people like you to ensure the financial viability of MRF. Any donation of any size will be extremely appreciated and will enable us continue operating.
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