July 2018

Urgent!! Sponsor Needed!

Our little Moses is in need of a shared sponsor at $65/month.  Moses is 12-years-old and dreams of becoming a lawyer when he grows up. He’s such a sweet child….when we asked him why he wants to be a lawyer he said, “So I can earn enough money to build houses to help people who do not have a place to stay.” Sounds like a great plan to us!!

You’ll get the chance to know Moses through the exchange of letters and pictures and once he’s 14 he’ll get his own email address. You’ll also get copies of his report card at the end of each school term.

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

Back to School

In June, all of the children went back to school. A funny story from our caretakers–Just before going to school, the Uganda team surprised every child with a gift of body spray. They were so surprised and loved it so much, they started wearing and spraying it even before going to school. Who knew something so simple could bring so much joy! Now back at school, everyone has been enjoying their time learning. The caregivers from each home continue to visit on weekends and bring special meals on visitation days. All to ensure our children are well supported and all needs are looked after.

Strategic Planning Session

The 6 member Board of Directors and a few Members came together from across the US, Canada and Australia to put their heads together and plan for the next three years of PFP. The general consensus is that we are doing so well financially and on the ground in Uganda that we are ready to expand and offer assistance to even more children and young adults in our community. Some very exciting things are in store and we can’t wait to unroll our newest programs and keep all of you, our supporters updated on progress! 

Birthday Celebrations

Our June birthdays were:

  • Chipa-15 years old
  • Jackie-12 years old
  • Apaita-14 years old
  • Luke-10 years old
  • Tikol-19 years old
  • Lojore-15 years old
  • Apurio-10 years old
  • Ketra-5 years old
  • Priscilla Nantale-11 years old

August Social Mission Delegation

There’s still time to get in on this years Social Mission Delegation Trip! If you’ve ever dreamed of going to Uganda to meet our kiddos, now is the chance. It’s time for us to start nailing down the projects we’re going to work on when we’re there. We could sure use some extra hands. 

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 fund-raise prior to their visit to 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 priority to those who commit first , so reach out to us now if you are interested!

The pic below is from our social mission team last year.

Nile River Farms

Currently at NRF, the focus is on sweet potatoes, beans and maize. Beans will be ready for harvest and sale in the beginning of July. Maize will be ready to go by end of July.  Crops are being sold to the PFP homes and to local communities.

The chickens and pigs continue to thrive on our farm. Pigs will be ready for mating season in August, and we anticipate growing our number to more than 100 by the end of the year. There are currently 47 chickens on the farm and they are expected to be producing eggs by the end of July.  The oldest PFP children continue to spend 1-2 days a week during holidays working on the farm, learning farming skills and earning an income for them to budget and spend as they need to.

 

The PFP Junior Program

Our newest group of 12 students were very excited to start the second term of school with their school fees paid, all the school supplies they need in hand and shining in new uniforms.  They are so appreciative for this opportunity!  A huge thanks to all our new sponsors and PFP family for coming together and helping us to support these needy children to get an education!

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 partnership with 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 when they are able 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.  We currently have 12 children in need of sponsorship!

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

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 Education Scholarship

Bulungi Beads has been profitable enough over the last year that we were able to launch the scholarship portion of this program in May! One child of each of the Bulungi Beads ladies will benefit. Faraji, Bush and Rachel will be starting boarding school this month! Not as a handout, not as a sponsorship, but as a direct result of their own parents’ hard work and beautiful products. We are so proud of this program and hope it will continue to grow so these mothers may educate the rest of their children too!

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 July 19th, 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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