April 2020

Public Health Announcements

Uganda has been working hard to contain the spread of COVID-19. For the entire month of April, the country has been shut down with no private or public transport allowed. Schools have been closed and people are required to stay in their homes under full quarantine. Flights into and out of the country have been stopped almost completely. To date, there have been only 53 registered cases.

The government is expecting to re-open schools on April 27th, so we will keep everyone updated on whether that date is maintained or if the quarantine is extended.

We take hand washing and sanitation very seriously at PFP!

Hanging at Home

With the government’s mandated countrywide quarantine, the PFP children have had lots of quality time at home with their brothers and sisters. Plenty of playing, washing, and just time spent together. Life is good 🙂

Hope Home boys (Adam, Ssenono, Nana and Jacob) having fun together

Auntie Clare teaching the Love Home girls (Nakayi, Teddy, Apio and Achen) how to wash their clothes

Nana, Kiiza, Esau and Ssenono

Birthday Celebrations

We always take the time to make every child in our program feel special on their birthday. There is always a special gift and small celebration on their birthday followed by a BIG birthday celebration for them together at the swimming pool during school holidays. Happy Birthday to our April birthday girls and boys!

Ajuna and Yasin celebrating their birthdays

  • Cheggem-April 1 (12 years old)
  • Brenda-April 8 (18 years old)
  • Arthur-April 10 (20 years old)
  • Ilukol-April 10 (12 years old)
  • Sabrina-April 13 (17 years old)
  • Esther-April 15 (16 years old)
  • Peace-April 16 (9 years old)
  • Jacob-April 18 (5 years old)
  • Patience-April 24 (7 years old)
  • Elvis-April 27 (15 years old)
  • Atim-April 28 (11 years old)
  • Bosco-April 28 (21 years old)

The PFP Junior Program

The Juniors Program works with the families of children in the PFP community to help them be able to attend school.  The ages range from four years to sixteen years of age and we currently have 61 students who are benefiting from this partnership.  These children all have families but poverty has prevented them from attending school regularly.  We are so proud of these hardworking students and their motivation to succeed!

Nile River Farms

Situated on three acres of land near the Nile River our sustainability project, Nile River Farms, is continuing to do well. We tripled the capacity of the piggery last year. We now have 72 pigs and we are starting to see some nice sales!

This project is aimed at providing funds for PFP as well as education and work experience for the children in our independent program. We are striving to show the children in our program that with a little hard work, they can provide what they need for themselves and their families from within Uganda.

We have two full time staff on the farm and while school is out four of our elder PFP boys are living and working on the farm. They go for daily walks to collect grass and other food for the pigs to eat. Pigs rock!

Arthur, Allan and Friday working on the pig pen

Farmer Fred, feeding the pigs

A mama and her new babies

10th Annual Anywhere in the World Raffle Winner

Thanks to our AMAZING PFP family, this year’s raffle was another great success… and MUCH needed during this difficult time. The funds raised will be used to keep our children fed and well cared for as we all navigate this new reality. We are so grateful for the love and compassion of our friends! It takes a village. 

The winner was ticket #0611, Emma H! We hope she will go somewhere fantastic and can’t wait to hear all about it.

Thank you for supporting PFP.  We hope you will all play again next year!

Sponsor Needed

Our sweet Esau just turned three. Could his sponsor be YOU?

Esau needs one $65/month sponsor

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

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

The Bulungi Beads Store

We are pleased to announce that Bulungi Beads now has a store on our website! The Bulungi Beads 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. The handcrafted paper beads are purchased from the women and PFP artisans to support their growing business 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. Click HERE to view our shop! 

GuideStar Platinum Level Participant

The Peace for Paul Foundation has earned the Platinum GuideStar Nonprofit Profile participation level (the highest possible)! 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 Platinum 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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