November Child Profile
Meet three of the youngest and newest PFP family members! Siblings Peace, Kiiza and Ketra lived together in a slum village not far from our homes. Their stories were brought to us out of concern for their wellbeing and safety. Although they are a special case as they have parents, both parents suffer from serious mental illness and are unfit to care for them. At the young ages of 2, 3 and 5, they were forced to fend for themselves to find food in the slums and often were left for days to care for themselves. They showed serious signs of neglect and abuse and we are still working with them to overcome these issues with time.
Now, they are reunited in the PFP home! Both Peace and Kiiza attend school and study in the same nursery class together. They love school and are picking it up quickly. Peace and Ketra both love dancing and playing games with their older PFP sisters. Kiiza loves playing football, swinging on the tire and eating a lot! We are so lucky to have them in our homes to brighten everyone’s day as we see the progress in their development and happiness with their new lives!
We have two children, Agnes and Rose who sat for their National Exam in early November. This test will determine which secondary schools they are eligible to apply for and will in essence determine the direction that the rest of their lives will take. They came home to us on November 4th, after the exam. Next term, they will be in Senior level! We are so proud of our girls, Agnes and Rose. The below photos are of the girls in their party dresses.
6th Annual On-line Auction
With our matching grant, we made $54,000 in our auction this year and will be able to build the toddlers home as planned in 2016!! There were so many generous bidders and people who donated in our VIP section. We are so grateful for everyone’s support!
A very, very special Thank you to The Snyder Family Foundation for their matching donation!!!
Our New Maintenance Man, Peter!
We would like to introduce our new maintenance man Peter! He is our former security guard but we discovered he is very talented in home maintenance and can do almost anything. He now works for us full time on maintenance and building projects. He always comes to work with a smile on his face and takes pride in completing every job very well, which is a trait we are lucky to have in the care for our children’s homes.
Backpacks For Our BOYS!
Heidi is still collecting backpacks for all the boys and letter/photos for all the girls and PFP Junior kids. If you haven’t sent in your package, please do so now!
The kids received their Tetanus immunizations! The photos are of our boys with Dr. M!
If you has wanted to become a sponsor, this may be an amazing opportunity to start…we are looking for two (2) sponsors for two of our current children. We are looking for a shared sponsorship for both Lydia and Moses at $65/month per shared sponsorship.
Lydia has never known her mother; the report from neighbors is that she died shortly after child birth, from being poisoned. Lydia did not know her father, other than a few times he would come visit for a short while.
Now that she has been rescued and is a part of the Peace for Paul family Lydia had been nurtured and loved in the way every child deserves to be. She is attending school and will have every chance to become all that she wants to be.
Moses was born in Moroto, located in the violent and war-torn northeast corner of Uganda. When he was still very young, his mother and siblings fled to Jinja in hopes of a better future. Not speaking the language or having money, they soon found themselves living in the slum of Masese. His mother would leave the small children home alone all day to fend for themselves as she went to the streets to beg for food and money. At a young age, Moses had to learn to care for his siblings, search for food and cook. His mother was never able to meet their basic needs for food, education or a home.
Since joining Peace for Paul, Moses has been studying well and enjoying his good life. He says, “Everything is so good here. We have food and school and a good home and good rooms and nice compound.
Please let us know if you’re interested in helping us with this important cause. You can email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information regarding sponsorship.
We are looking for general sponsors to help cover all of the extra costs associated with keeping this organization going 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.
A Family sponsor commitment can be – $25/$50/$100 per month.
Please contact PFP if interested. email@example.com
Simon Peter became an orphan when he was 10 years old. Both parents died in the same year and he was left all alone. Simon had no relatives to rely on and so he learned to rely on himself. He began selling water to people in restaurants and at the end of the day, would be lucky to leave with 1000 shillings (approximately 0.33 cents in USD). The school he had attended took pity on Simon and allowed him to continue his schooling though he had nowhere to live and struggled to find his meals. Simon understood the importance of education and somehow managed to keep his grades up. There was one teacher in particular who helped him with school fees and even with school supplies.
Unfortunately in 2014, this kind woman died during childbirth and Simon was again left with no one to help and no way out of his situation. Simon has always wished so much to be able to complete his schooling so he didn’t give up hope. He traveled to Jinja looking for a way to get back into school. While in Jinja he met a young man, also a Karamojng, who was renting a small room in the slums of Masese. This friend has allowed Simon to stay with him up until he planned to leave in December 2015. Just when his luck was about to run out, Peace for Paul found Simon. Thanks to his sponsor, Simon will get to attend school and will have his basic needs met so that he can focus on his studies, changing his own life and eventually changing the lives of others. We are proud to welcome this young man into our family. For more about the PFP – J Program please see below.
PFP – J Program
The Peace for Paul Junior program continues to grow. With the help of sponsors, more and more children have had the opportunity to start school…which is so EXCITING!!! We can get more kids into school with the help of sponsors at only $35 a month!
PFP – J allows us to help a larger number of needy Ugandan children obtain an education. The children who benefit from our PFP Junior Program live in our neighborhood and are unable to afford school fees, uniform fees and school supplies. Because they have families to look after them, these children will not be living in our home. Rather, these children will live with their families and be sponsored through PFP for education costs only.
Check out the link below for all the information on our little PFP – J Kids!
Sponsorship is $35/month. Imagine the difference that will make! Please consider sponsoring. Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions regarding this opportunity.
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