In the summer of 2009, I went on a life-changing adventure to East Africa. While there, I lived at the Mountains of Hope orphanage in Mpigi, Uganda. Within the past few years, the government forced the orphanage to relocate from their previously-owned building to a new rented one, without giving them compensation. All money that the orphanage receives goes to pay rent, leaving the little money for food and school fees. I have experienced firsthand the lack of food. The children there have heart wrenching stories. One girl lost her mother due to AIDS, and she is showing signs of the disease. Another girl left her home because she was raped numerous times by the men who bought alcohol from her mother. These girls, along with twelve other children, live in a small home an sleep six to a room on mats. They study diligently and know that their education will provide a way out of their adverse circumstances. The problem lies in funding. The director's income covers the rent payment, but that is it. I believe in order to solve this problem, a permanent home must be built. It is my goal to raise enough funds to build an orphanage that can be self-sustaining. Doing so would broaden the horizons of these children beyond their wildest imaginations. Please join me in this effort.
Below are pictures and descriptions of the items that can be purchased to support the orphans at the Mountains of Hope orphanage in Uganda.
You can send in an order form if you have a brochure, or you can email your order to me at: firstname.lastname@example.org.