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
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
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.
Unfortunately, we had to stop shipping in the previous form. The East African Community has decided to deduct high customs duties on the import of commodity items in order to protect their domestic markets. In the meantime this makes the shipment no longer profitable despite the great demand of the Sonrise Ministries. We will try to cover quite a bit via the local market. After all, boosting the local economy is also an important part of helping people to help themselves. However, we are still looking for and collecting some commodity items. We take these with us directly in our suitcases when we travel to Uganda. We currently have the greatest need for the following commodity items: 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 torches/ headlights crayons, pens,Weiterlesen / Continue reading
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Capital city: Kampala System of government: Republic Area: 241,551 km² Population: 34.9 millions The aim of Sonrise Ministries in Uganda is to provide a safe home for orphaned and abused children in which they can grow up physically, psychologically and emotionally cared for. The organisation consists of five different departments. On the one hand there are the following three different homes. First the Sonrise Baby’s Home currently taking care for 40 babies at the age of 0 to 4 years. Second the Sonrise Children’s Home currently taking care for 67 children from the age of 4 and third the Mirembe Cottage of Street Girls with currently 34 girls aged 4 to 20. On the other hand there is also the Sonrise Children’s Choir consisting of children from all three homes, children from the local community as well as the Sonrise parish itself.Weiterlesen / Continue reading