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Current PFP news

April 2021

11th Annual Anywhere in the World Raffle

We did it!! Thanks to all of the love from our amazing team of supporters we had a complete sellout, yet again this year!! There were a total of 2,000 tickets sold with $40,000 raised (!!!). All funds will go directly to support the PFP programs and children in Uganda. We are so grateful for the love and compassion of our friends! It takes a village. 

The raffle drawing was conducted via Facebook video on March 31 at 7pm PST. The winner was ticket #1652, Dan C.  We hope he 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!

Welcome to the Family

In March, we stepped in to rescue a young girl in a tragic situation. Her name is Flavia. Please click on the photo link to view her profile, but know that for some there may be triggering content, so proceed with caution. We do need to find a sponsor for her urgently, so please help if you can.

Flavia– Needs one sponsor at $125/month or two at $65/month 

Flavia and Baby Mary

Please contact us if you have any questions regarding this opportunity:

Family Sponsorship Opportunities

We are always looking for general sponsors to help our family thrive.  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:

Director (on the Board) Needed

We’re looking to add a new Director or two to our board and what better place to look than from within our team of awesome supporters. We are always looking for ways to improve and would love to find someone with a background in Microfinance, child development or child psychology. If you would like to support the work of PFP in a more meaningful way, we’d love to chat. Please reach out via the email below and we can go from there to determine if it might be a good fit. At the very least…. we’ll have a great conversation and a chance to connect.

Please contact us if you have any questions regarding this opportunity:

Community Impact

PFP regularly looks for ways we can positively impact our local community or offer a hand up for hard working families in need. Often we are in a position to offer medical intervention or small business support. This month, we focused on providing food and household necessities for the families of all children enrolled in the PFP programs. Food costs are high and jobs are scarce as the country continues to grapple with the effects of Covid-19 and of most schools being closed and children home for extended periods of time. The extra meal support we are able to offer, in many cases is just what the families need to be able to focus on the most important thing–providing love, support and stability for their little ones. Thank you to everyone for coming together to help make this a reality. 

Benita with her weekly food package

Back To School

The Ugandan government continues a staggered approach for welcoming students back to the classroom. All students enrolled in Primary 5-7, Senior 3-6, and University and trade level are back at school (As of March 1st).  In April, the government has called back all Primary 3 and 4 as well as Senior 1 students. Primary 1 and 2 as well as Senior 2 students will look forward to starting school again in June. For the rest of the children still not allowed to return to school, PFP continues to support them and their families from where they live, providing food, and medical support. 

We are so grateful to our community of supporters for enabling us to continue this important work, even in the most difficult of times.

Charlie, Fatuma, Jackie, Faraji, Tracy and Lotte at Victoria Primary School

Brenda and Gloria at St Noah Secondary School

Primary 7 Leaving Exams

Five PFP Children are preparing to sit for their Primary 7 leaving Exams. These National Exams are important because the score a child receives will determine which secondary school (if any) they are eligible to apply to. We wish Fatuma, Lotte, Faraji, Waibi, and Jackie the best of luck!!

Lotte, Faraji, Waibi, Fatuma and Jackie

Faima is off to Nursing School!

She made it!!!! Faima (with the suitcase) got all set up at nursing school on March 16th. She’s so excited to get trained as a midwife. Her dream coming true. Beyond awesome!!

Faima and her mom Amina (Long time PFP Staff person)

Education continues at Home

We continue to place an emphasis on education for ALL PFP children. This includes both those who are back at school and those children still not allowed to return. The PFP children, both those living within our walls and out in the community, continue to benefit from the school books library.  The library consists of educational materials, revision books, and all the necessary tools to stay on track and remain ready for a full return to school. 

We continue to provide “school” from home, and have hired two tutors that each spend four hours per day, five days per week teaching the students at Love and Hope Homes. One tutor focuses on learning for nursery through Primary 3 levels and the second tutor focuses on learning for Primary 4 to primary 7 levels. We are working with the families in our community to ensure that the children who have been placed with family are not left behind. This month, we have been providing transportation for all community PFP children to get to and from Love Home for “PFP School”. Our aim is to ensure all children are prepared when they do go back to school. 

School At Home!

Birthday Celebrations

Happy, happy birthday to our special ones! We always do our best to make sure every child in PFP gets a chance to feel special on their birthday.  Each child receives a gift and small celebration followed by a BIG birthday celebration all together at the swimming pool during school holidays. The group birthday celebration has been placed on hold due to COVID-19 restrictions, but we still take the time to celebrate the kids individually. Many sponsors get involved by sending gifts to their child as well. These children deserve to feel special on their day and we always do our best to make it so! 

Yasin celebrating his bday with his PFP brothers

Promise, celebrating her birthday with her PFP sisters

Happy Birthday to Our April Birthday Girls and Boys!

Keeping Busy at Home

While many of the elder PFP children have been allowed to return to school this month, all children in Primary 5 and below are still at home while the country remains on a moderate quarantine. Movement outside of the homes is limited and so we have been working hard to make home a fun and educational place to be. We continue to offer tailoring lessons at Love Home (courtesy of Promise’s mother), knitting lessons (courtesy of our caretaker Clare), dance classes at Hope Home (courtesy of Levy and Charlie, our AHU recipients) and painting lessons at both homes (courtesy of Levy). The bicycles, swimming lessons, swing set and basketball hoops continue to be family favorites. 

We have Water!

Let the water flow!! A beautiful sight in Uganda! The wells are complete. Both Hope and Love Homes now have their own water source. Thanks so much to the donors in our Christmas fundraiser! Look how awesome this is!!! We no longer have to rely on the water available from outside sources.


So Many Tables!!

Thanks to the donors in our annual Christmas fundraiser, all three homes have been properly outfitted with beautiful dining tables. These tables are used for community meals, homework, games, and as a social gathering space. So exciting!!

Irene and Lojore

Nile River Farms

March has seen more growth for the farm.  One of our pregnant sows has given birth to 11 piglets and our numbers have surged to a total of 83 pigs on the farm.  We anticipate that number to grow while we continue a steady stream of sales. 

Situated on three acres of land near the Nile River is our Nile River Farms. The goal is to grow our population to 90 pigs and sell 10 per month on a rotating schedule.  We have planted a large section of the farm with maize, which will be used to supplement the pig feeds and ensure our animals are eating very well.

This Farm project is aimed at providing funds for PFP as well as education and work experience for the children in our independent living 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.

The PFP Junior Program

The Juniors Program works with the families of children in the PFP community to help them be able to send their children to school.These children all live full time with their families but poverty has prevented them from attending school regularly. The ages range from four years to eighteen years of age and we currently have 71 students who are benefiting from this partnership. Five of these students are in Secondary school and 11 are sitting for National Exams this year so they may join secondary school in 2021. This month will see 52 Primary and Secondary level students in this program returning to school. It has been a long wait but we have finally arrived. SCHOOL IS IN SESSION! We are so proud of these hardworking students and their motivation to succeed!

Waiting for school to start again

Kamiya, Isiko and Jackie

Rehema, back at school

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