February 2020

10th Annual Anywhere in the World Raffle

PFP Directors and Members are selling (only 2,000 total) tickets for $20 each with a chance to win two round trip tickets to ANYWHERE IN THE WORLD, ON ANY AIRLINE! The drawing will be held March 30th, 2020 at La Provence in Lake Oswego, Oregon (you DO NOT need to be present to win). This is one of two annual fundraisers that we rely on in order to keep our programs running smoothly. We hope you will take part!

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Julie loves this fundraiser!

Click HERE to purchase your tickets now!

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! 

Ana, Faraji and her children showing off their handmade paper bead jewelry!

Sponsor Needed

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.

The girls at Peace Home!

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

Family Partnership and Resettlement

Whenever possible, we offer a hand up to our children and families from their own homes. We employ multiple social workers and are spending time searching for living family members, and resettling and maintaining family ties, while still ensuring safety. PFP has been able to identify many long lost relatives of children in our program and we are now working on reintroducing children to their families and on building those relationships. Once a child has been placed with family members (typically only during school holidays) the PFP team continues to make home visits, follow up weekly with each child and identify needs or struggles. PFP will continue to support each child with education, medical needs, clothing, food and other items as necessary.

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David and Atim, with their grandmother

Family Visits in Northern Uganda

This holiday, many of our elder Karamojong children have had the opportunity  to travel to Moroto under the supervision of our social worker Emma (also Karamojong). He is staying in a rented home which acts as a base so children have a safe place to stay at night as needed and can visit relatives during the day. Most of the children are staying with their families, and Emma makes weekly visits to check in on them.  Family ties are so important to PFP!

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Angela and his mom

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Emma with Priscilla, Cheggem, Apurio and Alyat in Moroto

Director Visit to Moroto

While in Uganda during the month of January, the elder PFP children wanted to show Executive Director, Heidi Kaltur around their homeland. They visited families, toured the villages and even got to take part in a traditional dance circle! So great to see these amazing kids learning about and becoming a real part of their culture.

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Angela, Heidi, Angela’s mom and Paul in the village in Karamoja

 

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Paul, taking his turn at a jump inside a traditional dance circle in Namandera Village

 

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Paul showing off the house he built this school holiday. He has gifted the house to his mother!

 

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Paul, Mark, Tikol, Simon Peter, Levy, and Bosco in Karamoja

Emergency Rescue 

While in Northern Uganda, Paul found his nephew had been struck by lightening in the head while out in the field tending cattle. Paul recognized that the medical care little Mike was receiving was not adequate and he traveled with Mike back to Jinja to take him to a top notch hospital. He needed to have bone grafting a major surgery done, but he will make a full recovery. The treatment and recovery period is taking longer than anticipated, but Mike will be fine.

Thanks to our supporters we were able to raise the $2,000 needed to complete surgery and all follow up appointments. Mike has a great reason to smile… and does he ever!

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Mike, smiling away!

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Medical Checkup

Every school holiday, the nurses from Dr Mufumba’s clinic travel to each home to perform a thorough medical check up on each and every child in the PFP programs. They assess general overall health and test for malaria, typhoid, and any other illnesses a child may come down with in Uganda. Education on prevention and staying healthy is provided as well. We take the health of our children very seriously!

Sharifa being tested for malaria

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 February birthday girls and boys!

  • Simon Peter Eedu: February 2 ( 9years old)
  • Friday: February 4 (20 years old)
  • Sylvia: February 15 (15 years old)
  • Promise: February 23 (11 years old)
  • Tracy: February 28 (12 years old)

See below for pics of our January  celebrants!

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Esau, celebrating his 3rd birthday with his PFP brothers at Hope Home

Holiday Birthday Party

Thanks to our annual birthday sponsor, the PFP children got to spend the day celebrating each other at the swimming pool and had a blast! After the swimming party, everyone gathered at Love Home for food, music, dancing and gifts. What a great time!

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Group, at the pool party

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Sharifa, Cheggem, Apurio, Lojore, Sabrina and Lydia at the pool

Back to School!

Waibi, Faraji, Lotte, Fatuma, Jackie and Longoli, back to school!

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!

Faima

 

Nile River Farms

The number of pigs on our farm continues to grow. We now have 62 pigs on the farm, with two sows expecting. Our pigs will be large enough and ready for sale this month!

The hope is that we will be able to scale up this business model and start using profits to partially fund the organization’s operations.

Pigs!

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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