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Current PFP news

July 2021

PFP’s Official Video

Our awesome volunteers Yuri and Roos have combined their talents to produce a video for PFP. It’s going to tell the story of the first PFP children (who are now grown men) and will explain how many children, specifically children from the Karamojong tribe, end up on the streets in Uganda and what PFP has done to help. It is a story of hope. It’s very close to being ready and we can’t wait to share it with you!

The 5 boys who previously were living on the streets (Kemi, Ashiraf, Hamza, Yasin and Matthew) and who played in the video and  are now a part of PFP’s program wanted to say thank you to Yuri and Roos!

The video production team!

Sponsorship Opportunities

We are still searching for sponsors for 2 of 6 the children rescued as a part of the PFP video filming project. Both Benja and Matthew are looking for a sponsor to ensure they remain in school and well looked after and loved. We understand that we took a chance bringing these children in without sponsors already lined up, but we just couldn’t leave them out there. Trusting it will all work out and that we’ll find the perfect matches. Please reach out if you would like any details at all. We are just a message away. We’d also really appreciate it if folks would reach out to any family and friends that come to mind and share the boy’s story. We can do this together!!

Sponsors Needed

Matthew- Needs one sponsor at $80/month

Benja- Needs one sponsor at $80/month

❤ Should you become a sponsor we will do our best to ensure you and your family can develop a meaningful relationship so you ALL benefit. You’ll be able to exchange letters and pictures, will receive  report cards and reports from your child’s caretakers.❤

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

Welcome to the Family

Last month, we found new sponsors for  Ashiraf, Eria, Hamza and Yasin. Thank you so much to our very generous supporters for stepping up in such a big way!

42 Day Countrywide Lockdown 

The country of Uganda has entered into another 42 day lockdown amidst a 2nd wave of Covid, which is hitting the country harder than the first wave did. In an effort to prevent this surge from overwhelming Uganda’s healthcare system, President Museveni has imposed another 42 day lockdown. The President’s very stringent lockdown measures have hit the country hard with transportation prohibited and many families unable to work, to gather food and supplies and to feed themselves or their families. All children have once again been sent home from schools and we are hunkering down, keeping safe and waiting for things to normalize once again. Sponsor dollars are being stretched to accommodate the skyrocketing food and medical care costs for our children, staff and families in the community. Please click the link below for further information. 


Flavia, washing up

Sarah and her Jaja, home for the lockdown

Staying Busy at Home

Despite the current countrywide lockdown making it impossible for the PFP children to attend school or even leave the homes, we always do our best to keep everyone busy. Basketball, football, playing cards, tutoring and lots of time spent connecting is the order of the day around here!

Ashiraf, Yasin, Joel, Kemi and Kiiza playing cards at Hope Home

Nuru and Priscilla, plaiting Lojore’s hair

Talented Students 

Absolutely stunning!! Check out this gorgeous painting our ‘A Hand Up’ student, Levy made for one of the Peace For Paul Homes. Levy’s description…. “Its a butterfly representing peace, love, unity, hope and beauty. The technique used is called distortion drawing. I love using this style because it allows you to break something down and recompose it in your own way.”

Thank you Levy!! We look forward to hanging it in one of the homes!

Levy, completing his Masterpiece

Hard at Work

Our faithful Maintenance Manager, Peter is always hard at work, ensuring that all three of PFP’s properties are in top top shape and are a place that anyone would be proud to call home. Thank you Peter for all you do!

Leveling the ground at Love Home

Planting grass at Hope Home

Welcome to the Team

We are excited to announce we have hired a full-time therapist to join our staff in Uganda. Welcome to the PFP family, Hilda!!

Hilda has dedicated her life to improving children’s self-esteem and helping them work on focusing within in order to enable them to build a better future for themselves. Her passion for helping children was born from her own difficult childhood and abandonment, which she believes have made her stronger and more of an ally who children can trust and learn from. Hilda has a Bachelor’s degree in Social Work and has a strong work ethic. Her greatest dream is to help children rise up to be the best version of themselves while knowing love and feeling supported.

The timing is perfect and Hilda will jump right in with working the new boys we just brought in from the streets. Many of our children will benefit from time with Hilda and we are thrilled to have her on our team.

HIldah, PFP’s new counselor

Hildah, working with the PFP children

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 has a 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 July Birthday Girls and Boys!

Birthday Fundraisers

Many of our supporters have “donated” their birthdays to PFP by hosting a birthday fundraiser through Facebook. It is so easy to do and Facebook fundraisers take ZERO administrative fees! We hope you will consider including PFP for your next birthday! 

Lillian is graduating!

We wanted to send a shout out to Team Lillian this month! Her sponsors have stood beside her since she joined the program in 2013. Since then, Lillian has grown from a young girl in a desperate situation to a life full of hope as a young woman. Words are not enough to convey our gratitude and our excitement to announce that Lillian has graduated her training program in Hairdressing and Design. She will now be ready to enter the workforce and will look toward her future with hope and excitement. 

PFP plans to provide Lillian six additional months of support, with sponsor dollars being used to help with the purchase of initial business supplies and chair rental at the salon Lillian will work for the first six months. The hope is that at the end of these six months, she will have a solid customer base and will be ready to fully be on her own. Thank you so much to Lillian’s sponsors and congratulations to Lillian for working hard and making it happen!

The PFP Junior Program

The Juniors Program works with families in our community so parents may be able to send their children to school. These children live full time with their families but for them, poverty has prevented the children from attending school regularly. This program is a partnership between parents and PFP to supplement on what they are able to contribute so parents my take pride in being able to send their children to school through their own hard work. 

The ages of children in this program range from four years to eighteen years of age and we currently have 75 students who are benefiting from this partnership. 

Priscilla and Jaja at home

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 are 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:

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