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Current PFP news

December 2020

11th Annual Anywhere in the World Raffle

It’s that time of year again! Beginning this month, PFP Directors and Members will be selling raffle tickets for $20 each with a chance to win two round trip tickets to ANYWHERE IN THE WORLD, ON ANY AIRLINE. There are only 2,000 total tickets sold and due to covid restrictions, tickets can be booked for up to TWO YEARS from date of drawing! The drawing will be held March 30th, 2021 at La Provence in Lake Oswego, Oregon (you do not need to be present to win). This is the one major fundraiser that we rely on in order to keep our programs running smoothly. We hope you will take part!

Christmas Packages

We are offering sponsors of the PFP children an opportunity to put together a care package for their child. Each package will cost $75 and will include:

  • One set of Christmas clothes
  • One pair of shoes
  • Nightwear
  • Knickers/underwear and socks
  • A book
  • Special gift
By donating $75, the Christmas gift package can be purchased from within Uganda and will not only put a smile on your child’s face, but will help to support the local economy. Personal emails have been sent out to each sponsor in preparation for this gift giving bonanza. If you haven’t received your email yet, please reach out! We will be sending reminders in the next few weeks. The goal is to ensure every single child in the PFP family is covered for Christmas this year!

Sponsorship Opportunity

Palma lives with her mother Joan in Kakira District. She had once lived with both her mother and father, however after completing his education, her father Emmanuel was not able to find employment. Life was hard for the small family and sadly her father turned to alcohol and became angry and abusive toward both Palma and her mother Joan. When Palma was 2 years old her mother packed up and fled- as the father’s abusive behavior began tending toward violence and she feared for their lives. For a short time, Palma’s mother Joan was able to obtain employment at a local primary school. Unfortunately, she was laid off due to financial difficulties at the institution. Joan and Palma began bouncing around from house to house of willing relatives looking for refuge when they could not pay their rent. Sadly, while in one of the temporary housing situations, Palma was raped by an elder cousin.  Palma, her younger sister and her mother now live in their own home and her mother has been able to provide an income by temporary work as a secretary. PFP will step in to provide educational and medical support for Palma and will provide counseling services for both Palma and her mother. Our goal is to help them both to overcome their extremely difficult past and to make the most out their lives.

Palma-Needs one sponsor at $65/month

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

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.

The boys at Hope Home

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 child development or child psychology. If you think this could be you and 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:

Uganda Covid-19 Update

Uganda has now registered 18,890 cases of Covid-19 (up from 11,040 cases in November). There have been 191 reported deaths from Covid-19 in Uganda (up from 98 deaths in November. The population of Uganda is 46.3 million. Uganda has risen to #100 on the list of 220 countries and territories,

Government mandated restrictions remain in effect, with churches and public gathering places closed. Public and private means of transport are being allowed, but with space restrictions. The evening curfew has been extended to allow people to move outside of their homes up until 9 pm. 

On October 15th, the Ugandan government opened up schools for candidate classes (Students in Primary 7 and Senior 4 level). These students are required to write national exams at the end of this year and so extra attention is being given. 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.

David and Atim with their auntie, receiving the weekly food package

Candidate Classes Go Back To School

On October 15th, the Ugandan government opened up schools for candidate classes (Students in Primary 7 or Senior 4 level). Covid precautions are in effect (wearing of masks required while in school, prevention of leaving campus for home and restriction of visitors) however school has resumed for those students in Primary 7 and Senior 4. This means 14 of the students in the PFP main program and 14 children in the PFP Juniors program were allowed to return to school. (We have a total of 164 children in our programs.)

Arthur, in his dormitory, back at school

Education continues at Home

We continue to place an emphasis on education for ALL PFP children. This includes both those in candidate classes who are back at school and those children still not allowed to return quite yet. 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. The library is available to children living in our homes as well as those spending the holiday time with their family in the village. 

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 focus 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. 


Lessons at Hope Home

Community Outreach

Through the generosity of our amazing PFP team, we have been blessed to be able to continue to support the families of PFP children in our community. The Uganda team continues to regularly distribute bars of soap, packages of food, clothing, and home supplies to the children who have been placed with relatives in our community. We also continue to step in to provide medical support when necessary. 

This month, we were able to help boost the business for the parents of three of the PFP sibling groups.

Rebecca, Jacob and Harriet’s mother manages a charcoal business but needed additional capital to restock and keep business flowing. PFP stepped in to make sure she had what she needed to keep it going so she could continue to support her children.

Rebecca, Harriet and Jacob’s mom with her re energized charcoal business

Fatuma and Shatra’s mother manages a local vegetable stand. Unfortunately, the business was in danger of failing due to lack of supply. PFP helped her to re-stock and now her business is once again floursihing!

Shatra and Fatuma’s mom with her vegetable stand

Shatra, helping her mom at work

Skills Training at Home

While 28 of the PFP children have been allowed to return to school this month, the majority are still at home while the country remains on a strict lockdown. Movement outside of the homes is limited and so we have been working hard to make home a fun and educational place to be. 

Tis month, we have hired the mother of a PFP sibling group (Patience, Promise and Tracy) to provide tailoring lessons, both in groups and one on one. Everyone seems to really be enjoying the sessions!

Promise’s mom, teaching a tailoring class at Love Home

Levy, one of our AHU recipients continues to teach dance and art lessons as well as traditional weaving and looming skills!

Dance Class at Love Home

LEvy, teaching weaving

Priscilla, trying her hand at the new skill

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! 

Happy Birthday to Our December Birthday Girls and Boys!

Adam, celebrating his November birthday with his PFP brothers

Welcome to the Family

This month, we welcomed a new sponsor for Benita into our PFP family. We are so grateful for have such a loving and supportive group of people behind us! Welcome to the family!!

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 sixteen years of age and we currently have 68 students who are benefiting from this partnership. Two of these students are in Secondary school and 7 are sitting for National Exams this year so they may join secondary school in 2021.  We are so proud of these hardworking students and their motivation to succeed!

Faima, Mariana and Muzeyi

Faima is off to Nursing School

Exciting news for our Faima. She has been accepted into a two-year nursing program and will focus on becoming a midwife. Faima is a member of Junior program and is an excellent student. She is an incredibly hard worker. We’re so proud of her and can’t wait for her to get started once the schools open back up. Congratulations Faima!!

Faima, prepared for nursing school to begin!

Nile River Farms

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 now have 41 pigs and eight of the sows are currently expecting with piglets expected in November-December 2020. 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. 

Pigs, just lazing around

Maize (corn), growing well

We have also started a vanilla pilot project, being lead by our Farm Manger Moses and being overseen by a renowned vanilla farmer and buyer in Buikwe District. So far 100 seedlings have taken root and are climbing the vine well. We may be vanilla farmers by their maturity in 2022!

Vanilla, starting to mature

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.

We have two full time staff on the farm and while school is out, two of our elder PFP boys live and work on the farm. They go for daily walks to collect grass and other food for the pigs to eat.   

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

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