Requesting additional support

Revisit the 2014 campaign at HOMEbyTHEholidays.com


THE RELOCATION


In December of 2014 our team went to Uganda to begin the relocation process and 31 new homes were constructed this year!


We visited the women in August and we were all so excited to be together! We spent the day laughing, singing and eating at a celebration they had planned for us. The women especially wanted YOU to know how much they appreciate all you have done. Your generosity changed 229 lives forever!


WE LEARNED…


We encouraged the women to share their experiences. Initially they were reluctant to speak because they did not want to appear ungrateful, but as we kept insisting, they finally spoke.


As the women struggled to learn new ways and worked to overcome each challenge they encountered, the fact remained that life in the north had not been easy.

  • The homes were mostly located in rural locations and for some, the closest borehole was 2-3 kilometers away. Each person can carry 1-2 jerry cans per trip, which meant multiple daily trips.
  • Basic cooking supplies (cups, plates, basins and a stove) were lacking.
  • The market and trading centers were often very far.  Walking to the market meant you could return home only with what you could balance on your head or carry in your arms.
  • The income and food that would be generated from owning chickens, goats and cows required owning these animals, which the women did not.
  • The new homes did not have latrines.
  • Most families were sleeping on straw matts on dirt floors and were not getting proper rest.

REQUESTING YOUR SUPPORT


As a result of our meeting in August, we have identified specific basic needs, relative to the woman's unique circumstances, that we need to support:

  • Jerry cans for water
  • Cups, dishes, cooking pans and stoves
  • Mattresse, sheets and blankets
  • A family bike for personal transportation and for transporting supplies
  • Chickens, a goat and a cow
  • OUR GOAL


    We want to provide these most basic and critical items to each of the 31 families to promote the opportunity for success in their new communities.

  • $10 - Four Jerry Cans 
  • $20 - Cooking Stove
  • $30 - Four Basins, Twelve Plates, Twelve Cups
  • $40 - Four Sauce Pans
  • $48 Bed Sheets and Blankets for Four Mattresses
  • $110 Four Family Mattresses
  • One Family Bicycle - $100
  • Chickens - $25 - (18-20 Chickens)
  • One Goat - $75
  • One Cow - $350 
  • One Family Latrine - $375
  • Success is critical as 198 children depend on it.

    YOU CAN…

    • Fund an item from the list for one family or even for 31 families!  
    • Donate any amount and tell us to allocate it to wear it is needed most. Each dollar brings us closer to the goal!
    • Decide to provide one family will all of the Necessity List items by contributing $1,293.00. You will receive a photo and a thank you from that family!
    • Form a Crowdrise team of your own. Decide where you want to focus your support and DO IT!
    • Ask your family and friends to help you secure 31 donations of $10 to purchase and you could supply Jerry Cans for every family.
    • Ask 31 friends, co-workers or teammates to each commit to raising $48 and supply sheets and blankets for all 31 families! Click on the FUNDRAISE FOR THIS CAMPAIGN icon to set up your team!
    • Share your holiday and ask for early donations in lieu of holiday gifts.
    • Please…use your social media skills to spread the word to everyone you know!

     

    Thank you!

    Kira, Makenna, Jenny

    and . . . 

    ABALO FLORENCE – 3 children ages 18, 14, 10

    ABER JUDITH – 6 children ages 18, 16, 14, 10, 7, 4

    ACIRO SANTINA – 3 children ages 10, 7, 5

    ADEE DOREEN – 6 children ages 16, 15, 13, 13, 10, 8

    ADIBO CHRISTINE – 5 children ages 20, 17, 14, 10, 8

    ADOCH JENNIFER – 7 children ages 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1

    AKELLO ESTHER ODONG – 9 children ages 22, 20, 17, 16, 15, 9, 7, 6,4 

    AKELLO PASKA – 8 children ages 17, 16, 15, 9, 7, 6, 4, 2

    AKOT JOSEPHINE – 5 children ages 12, 11, 10, 8, 1

    AKUMU HELLEN – 6 children ages 3, 12, 16 ,18, 14, 5

    AMOLO STELLA – 5 children ages 1, 3, 5, 6, 8

    ANECK AIDA – 12 children ages 23, 19, 17, 16, 15, 9, 7, 6, 4, 2, 17, 6

    ANECK IRENE – 7 children ages 11, 9, 8, 4, 3, 2

    ANENO JESICCA – 5 children ages 18, 16, 14, 10, 7

    ANYIRI ESTHERINA – 6 children ages 22, 20, 19, 17, 15, 15

    AOL ALICE– 7 children ages 13, 5, 2, 15, 17, 18, 16

    ATIM MONICA – 6 children ages 4, 3, 1, 7, 5, 10

    AUMA ESTHER – 11 children ages 16, 15, 9, 7, 6, 4, 2, 6, 5, 1, 12

    AYAMO DOREEN – 7children ages 15, 9, 7, 6, 4, 2, 6

    AYOO JENNIFER – 4 children ages 15, 12, 9, 5

    AYO  SABINA – 4 children ages 15, 12, 9, 5

    AYUGI BETTY – 7 children ages 16, 9, 8, 4, 3 ,2, 1

    ACHAYO BEATRICE – 5 children ages 9, 7, 6, 3, 1

    AKWERO SANTA – 6 children ages 14, 12, 11, 1, 3, 6

    KIKO MARY – 6 children ages 10, 9, 8, 7

    LABUK DOREEN – 13 children 23, 19, 17, 16, 15, 9, 7, 6, 4, 2, 17, 6, 6

    LAKOT SYLIVIA – 6 children ages 16, 14, 13, 8, 9, 6

    LANGOYA JESICCA – 5 children ages 14, 12, 11, 8, 4

    LANYERO CHRISTINE – 5 children ages 17, 16, 1, 4, 5

    OCHAYA MARGRET – 8 children ages 20, 17, 16, 15, 12, 10, 6, 8

    OKELLO CHRISTINE – 7 children ages 13, 12, 7, 5, 3, 1, 10

    Learn more about our work:

    www.AFTERtheBULLDOZERS.com

    www.HOMEbyTHEholidays.com

    www.PAPERbeadsFROMafrica.com  

    www.FUNDaFIELD.org