Finally the date for our next team trip to Uganda is set. It starts on December 2, 2018. Some of us will stay until 2 January 2019, others will leave earlier. If you would like to join us on our team trip this year, please send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org Gabi will get in touch with you immediately and send you all necessary information.
Finally, all eight parcels we sent in March arrived in Uganda. The joy was huge. We would like to thank you from the bottom of our hearts for making this possible. Thanks to everyone who donated so many beautiful things! Thanks to everyone who financed the shipping with donations! And of course thanks to all the wonderful helpers! Here are some photos of unpacking the packages and the great joy the donations created. You may even discover some of what you have donated in the pictures.
On March 23rd and 24th we were busy packing parcels again. Thanks to your donations of money and commodity items we were able to send a total of eight packages to Uganda with so urgently needed clothing, shoes, school materials, toys, books and much more. The growing number of residents can hardly wait to receive the parcels. This time four parcels were completely filled with commodity items donated from our friends in Amsterdam and the shipping was also financed by them. Many thanks for that. Many thanks also to our hard-working helpers Audrey, Beatriz, Gabi, Heidi, Helder, Louise, Manfred, Mario, Nina F., Nina J., Olaf, Sarah, Silvana and Susanne. You’ve done a great job! The parcels are on their way to Uganda since 26 March 2018 and you can follow them via these links: https://www.dhl.de/de/privatkunden/pakete-empfangen/verfolgen.html?piececode=00000209418127760100 https://www.dhl.de/de/privatkunden/pakete-empfangen/verfolgen.html?piececode=00000209418127770109 https://www.dhl.de/de/privatkunden/pakete-empfangen/verfolgen.html?piececode=00000209418127720104 https://www.dhl.de/de/privatkunden/pakete-empfangen/verfolgen.html?piececode=00000209418127730103 https://www.dhl.de/de/privatkunden/pakete-empfangen/verfolgen.html?piececode=00000209418127740102 https://www.dhl.de/de/privatkunden/pakete-empfangen/verfolgen.html?piececode=00000209418127750101 https://www.dhl.de/de/privatkunden/pakete-empfangen/verfolgen.html?piececode=00000209418127790107 https://www.dhl.de/de/privatkunden/pakete-empfangen/verfolgen.html?piececode=00000209418127780108
In April 2018 we received three new babies at Sonrise Baby’s Home. Akol Haggai, 5 months (left), Jennifer Kisakye, 1 year (middle) and Bethany Nabwire, 1 1/2 years (right) . Haggai’s mother is currently looking for a job and hopes to be able to take him back in three years at the latest. Jennifer’s mother died shortly after giving birth. Her grandmother could hardly care for her due to the large number of other grandchildren. That’s why she arrived at Sonrise Baby’s Home very malnourished. Jennifer’s mother was only 19 years old when she was born. Since her father does not support her, Sonrise initially takes care of Jennifer until she is three years old. Then her mother hopes to take care of her again. It is reassuring to know that the three are in good hands at Sonrise Baby’s Home. Sonrise is always trying to support families in remainingWeiterlesen / Continue reading
In March 2018 we received a new baby at Sonrise Baby’s Home. Ruth, 5 weeks old. Unfortunately, as so often in Uganda, her 18-year-old mother died giving birth to Ruth. Her father does not feel able to take care of the newborn and the grandmother already has too many grandchildren in care. It is reassuring to know that Ruth is now in good hands with Auntie Peace at Sonrise Baby’s Home.
At the end of January 2018, we received a new addition to the Mirembe Cottage of Street Girls. Sharuwa, a 10 year old girl. Her mother has recently passed away and neither her 19-year-old brother not her very old grandmother can take care of her. Sharuwa has no other close relatives and therefore moved to the Mirembe Cottage where she now has lots of loving sisters.
Our experience with the Peaces Hope website has shown that we still have to work on setting up and distributing our projects. So we decided to combine some projects and reduce their overall number. In the future, we want to concentrate on one construction project per home. The projects medicine, urgent needs and parcel delivery have been combined. This will enable us to respond even more effectively to the most urgent needs on site.
Today is a very special day for us. The Sonrise Children’s Home School and the Mirembe Cottage of Street Girls School are both starting today. From now onwards Sonrise and Mirembe will save the school fees for the children and can now reallocated that money to other important running costs. The children in the surrounding area also benefit from the schools as they would otherwise have little access to education.
We made a change to the farming project. The selection of the species has been removed. The animals that have already been purchased are procreating and therefore the demand is constantly changing. Sometimes it doesn’t make sense to donate for pigs, because Sonrise or Mirembe need turkeys. We have also added seeds, fences, stables, animal feed and transport of the animals to this project. Of course, donors can still use the comment field to express their wishes if they wish to sponsor a specific animal for Sonrise or Mirembe.
Although we believe that it is far better to buy all needed items locally to benefit the Ugandan economy, we also know that the demand in Uganda is higher than its supply. Local economy can’ t meet the market demand. Therefore we do send packages to the Sonrise Ministries as a lot of people donate things instead of money. Donations in kind mostly needed at the moment are: baby bottles and/or pacifiers for baby bottles brushes for baby bottles toothbrushes, electrical shavers/clipping machines, razors, razor blades, nail scissors, hair-bands, brushes, combs, product samples of any kind clothes, undergarments and shoes for babies and children of any age torches/ headlights learning toys for toddlers crayons, pens, ball pens, pencils, rubbers, pencil sharpeners, scissors, watercolours Delivery expenses for one package are 139 Euros (131,99€ DHL-delivery + 5€ per carton + 2€ for the duct tape). If we send less than four packagesWeiterlesen / Continue reading