Finally the Christmas Gift project 2018 has started. If you would also like to give a Christmas present to a child in one of the three Sonrise Ministries houses, a child of the caregivers, the caregivers themselves or the families in Masese this year, then click on the following link and you will be forwarded directly to the project page. There are some new features compared to last year. So we have set up a “big pot” for those who don’t want to decide for a certain child. All further information about the project and the changes can be found under the following link: Christmas presents
All four packages arrived safely in Uganda, which we packed in August and shipped in September. The children and caregivers of the Sonrise Ministries were excited about all the nice things that we could send there thanks to your donations. Unfortunately with a little melancholy, since this was probably the last parcel shipment in this form. The East African Community (EAC) has decided to impose high customs duties on the import of donations in kind in order to protect their domestic markets. We can therefore only take small amounts of commodity items with us in our suitcases when travelling to the destination country. What we are looking for, you will find in our project commodity items. Once again, many thanks to all of you who in the past have always provided us with such beautiful commodity items and financed the shipping of our parcels. Without you this would not have been possible.
On 18th of August we sorted again commodity items, packed parcels and already the one or other suitcase for our trip in December. Thanks to your donations we were able to send a total of four parcels to Uganda with urgently needed clothes, shoes, school materials, toys, books and much more. Thanks of course also to our lovely helpers Doris, Gabi, Hadeel, Lena, Linda, Nina, Nora, Sameh and Sarah. You were a great team. This time the packing process was connected with very much melancholy, since it is probably the last time that we will send parcels to Uganda. The EAC (East African Community) has decided for the protection of the domestic market that commodity items have to be limited and sent with very high customs duties to some East African countries. This also includes Uganda. Nevertheless, we always collect some commodity items, which we then take with us onWeiterlesen / Continue reading
On 9th September 2018 was a day full of joy at the Mirembe Cottage of Street Girls. After three years of planning and construction, the current 31 girls and their caregivers were finally able to move into their new home in Wakikoola/Uganda. The new home now offers space for a total of 58 girls. So we are able to offer even more girls a safe home far away from the life on streets. Many thanks to everyone who made this possible.
In July and August 2018 we received triple growth again at Sonrise Baby’s Home. Lydia, 5 weeks (left), Mercy Adet, 3 years (middle) and Kathryn Ipulet, 1 year (right) . Lydia’s mother died at birth, her twin a few days later due to lack of food. The family could also feed Lydia only with a little milk and water, so that she was very malnourished after a very short time. Sonrise will now take care of Lydia and feed her. Mary was only 15 years old when Mercy was born. She could barely feed Mercy, so she asked Sonrise for help. Sonrise will take care of Mercy until hopefully Mary will be able to take her back sometime. Kathryn’s mother was HIV positive and died one day to a bad migraine. The father has several other children, hardly any time for Kathryn and too little food for everyone. Since most relatives ofWeiterlesen / Continue reading
One year Peace’s Hope e.V. The last 365 days have flown by. Exciting days are behind us and now we can celebrate our first anniversary. Much has happened, much has been achieved and our most important vision – 100 % of donations arrive locally – has been fulfilled. But we don’t want to miss to thank you, too. What would we be without our members, supporters, donors, family and friends. Only thanks to you we could realize so many things. The next year also promises to be exciting. The growing number of Sonrise fosterlings again presents us with great challenges. We really hope that you will continue to support us and help us to improve the lives of these children in Uganda sustainably.
Great things happened in May. We received two big donations for the construction projects we support in Uganda. In agreement with the sponsors, one donation will be used to expand the new residential building in Wakikoola for the girls of Mirembe Cottage. In this way, we are also helping to ensure that the building can be completed before the girls are expected to move into their new home in August. There they will then live nearby to their new school, which already opened in February. Up to 60 girls can be accommodated in this house. This will allow Mirembe to provide twice as many girls with a safe home away from the streets as before. The second donation will be used to build another school for the Sonrise Children’s Home in Kamuli. The school system in Uganda consists of three different schools. Nursery School for children aged 3 to 6, Primary School forWeiterlesen / Continue reading
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 email@example.com 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.