April 2018

PFP Annual Raffle Winner

The 7th annual Anywhere in the World Raffle was a huge success—-all 2,000 tickets were sold and with the proceeds we will be able to continue to offer excellent care to the children in our program as well as continue to prepare for University level schooling for many of our scholars.

The winner this year was Matt H, from Australia. We hope he will go somewhere absolutely fantastic! Thank you so much to everyone who participated. We are so grateful for every one of you.

Our Raffle Sponsors

Thanks to our business sponsors, there is almost zero cost to PFP for this fundraiser and we have raised more than $40,000 with the raffle for our programs this year! We are so grateful to the following businesses for helping to make this fundraiser a success year after year!

School Days

The children are in the middle of their first term of the year at their various schools. Everyone is studying hard and enjoying the opportunity to learn.

Birthday Children

Our March birthdays were:

  • Ajuna Emma – aged 17 on March 2
  • Kato Sulaiman – aged 9 on March 8
  • Kakuru Mohammed – aged 9 on March 8
  • Yasin Lubega – aged 5 on March 17
  • Aggan Moses – aged 12 on March 18
  • Awasi Helen – aged 13 on March 24

Happy birthday to all of our very special children!!

August Social Mission Delegation

We are seeking interested individuals for our next Social Mission Delegation in mid-August.  If you have ever been interested in visiting a developing country such as Uganda to give back to the community and children in need, this could be a great opportunity to make it happen.  The delegation involves a group of visitors led by a PFP director working together on various community and PFP projects with an aim to make a positive and long lasting impact through all we do.  The PFP director and delegates fundraise prior to their visit which will help fund the projects they will undertake and to support the sustainability of PFP.  Jinja, Uganda is also a beautiful place on the Nile River with a lot to see and do.  If you think you may be interested in joining this delegation, please contact hope@peaceforpaulfoundation.org for more information.  We are able to lead a limited number of people, giving first priority to those who commit first so reach out to us now if you are interested!

Nile River Farms

On NRF, we are growing cabbage, peppers, sukuma wiki, egg plant, carrots, beans, tomatoes, bananas, passion fruit, lemon grass, maize, pineapples and pumpkins.  Crops are being sold to the PFP homes and to local communities.

In an effort to decrease the costs associated with purchasing manure for fertilizer, we are expanding our pig project and have added five additional pigs to the farm this month. The pigs are growing and are happy at the farm. Construction of the chicken coop has been completed and this month, we introduced 50 chickens to our farm family.  The chickens will not only provide meat and eggs for the homes and surrounding communities, but much needed fertilizer for the farm itself.

A Big Thanks To Our Agriculture Donors

Many wonderful people contributed to ensure that the Nile River Farm and PFP home gardens are a success.  We have had donors for many crops, including carrots, bananas, cucumbers and sweet potatoes.  Some of these have already been harvested with others on the way soon.  They have been used to feed the PFP children as well as being sold in the local markets.  We hope to eventually have Nile River Farm and our children’s home gardens be a profitable business that will help sustain PFP from within Uganda.  And our children are learning all about growing food and are so proud of what they have accomplished.  Thanks donors for all your support!

The PFP Junior Program

The PFP Junior Program allows us to help a larger number of needy Ugandan children obtain an education. The children who benefit from this program live in our neighborhood, however, their parents or guardians are unable to afford the full amount of school fees, uniforms and school supplies which are often more than a family can earn in a month. Because these children have families to look after them, they will not be living in our homes. Rather, they will live with their families and be sponsored through PFP for educational support. This program is designed to be a helping hand to parents who care for their child but need support to ensure their child can obtain an education and have a positive future. The parents contribute a small portion of school fees to keep them involved and empowered to educate their children instead of depending solely on handouts. This program allows an education to be attainable for so many children and their families. In addition, we are saving and planning for the much higher costs of secondary school for the students.

We are always looking for sponsors for children in this program.  Almost every child in Uganda dreams of an education, but only some see that become a reality.  You can make that dream come true for a child by sponsoring for only $35 USD per month.  This will cover school supplies, uniforms and some or all of the school fees depending on the family’s ability to contribute.  This sponsorship also supports many community handouts of school supplies to local students who often lack even the basics of pencils and paper to study.  Please contact hope@peaceforpaulfoundation.org if you would like to learn more about children currently seeking sponsorship to start school.

“All kids need is a little help, a little hope and someone who believes in them.”

Community Outreach

The Juniors Program sponsors an outreach program at local schools in the community each term.  The goal is to reach the students who lack the basic supplies to study.  This term, over 100 students benefited from this outreach.  They were given notebooks, pens and pencils and they couldn’t have been happier.  We hope to continue this and reach more and more students with these essential learning tools!

Family Sponsorship Opportunities

We are always looking for general sponsors to help cover the extra costs associated with keeping The Peace for Paul Foundation operating smoothly and the children happy and healthy. Essentially, as a general family sponsor, you are the sponsor of ALL of the children. We have opportunities for Medical Family Sponsor, Dental Family Sponsor as well as Mental Health Family Sponsor. A Family Sponsor commitment can be – $25/$50/$100 per month.

Please contact us if you have any questions regarding this opportunity. hope@peaceforpaulfoundation.org

Bulungi Beads

The Bulungi Beads Etsy shop features beautiful Ugandan jewelry handmade by women working hard in the slums of Masese and by the young men and women learning the skill in the PFP program.

Beads are purchased from the women and PFP artisans to support their growing businesses and their families. All profits are sent back to the women and to the PFP program to help pay for food, clothing, school tuition and supplies. We thank you so much for your contribution to this cause. Click here to view our shop!

Bulungi Beads is on Instagram and Facebook!

PFP’s Bulungi Beads is now on Instagram and on Facebook! Please follow us! You’ll get to see all kinds of wonderful things!

Upcoming Bulungi Beads Events

Come and see us in person at the next ROAR event in Vancouver, WA  on May 24th at 7:30 PM. We would love to see you there!  Check them out at https://www.roarvoices.com.

New Members Needed

We are continually looking to expand our Peace for Paul team and need people with skills and time to share with this great cause!

Here is a short description of what a PFP Member is:

Peace for Paul is managed by its Board of Directors. There is also a Member pool, which is where people like you–who show an interest, can get their feet wet and see if becoming a Director is something you would like to pursue. We look for people who have a love for the PFP mission and its children and for people who have knowledge and skills to offer which would help PFP grow. As a member, you are invited to (though not required to) attend our monthly Director meetings (via Skype). You are asked to help with our two annual fundraisers (by selling tickets for the raffle, or helping to collect items for the auction). You are also offered the chance to join our various committees if you have an interest in any of them and have a skill that could contribute to its growth. Our current committees are: Sustainability, Education, Social Mission and Fundraising. It is also ideal, if as a member, you take on a specific project. The idea being that you really can dig in and get involved. You could come up with your own project–something you think PFP could benefit from. We would leave that with you!

Please contact us at: hope@peaceforpaulfoundation.org if you would like to join our team!

GuideStar Gold Level Participant

The Peace for Paul Foundation recently earned the Gold GuideStar Nonprofit Profile participation level! This leading symbol of nonprofit transparency and accountability is presented by GuideStar, the world’s largest source of nonprofit information.

In order to be awarded the Gold Seal of Transparency, The Peace for Paul Foundation included contact information, financial information, our goals, strategies, capabilities, indicators, and progress, helping us more effectively share our story with the world.

Check out our GuideStar Nonprofit Profile and tell us what you think:The Peace for Paul Foundation GuideStar Profile

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