November 2017

The 8th Annual PFP Online Auction!

The 8th annual PFP Online Auction was another great success. Thanks to our dedicated supporters and our hard working team, we raised just over $22,000 this year! The funds raised will enable PFP to continue to operate and to provide the quality support and love we do for the now 108 children in our care.

The VIP section of our auction was an ever greater success than it was last year! It seems people love being able to get involved with very specific projects within PFP.  Supporters donated funds to ensure that PFP can undertake the projects on our wish list this year. Some examples of VIP items that were bid on this year were: immunizations for PFP children, tutoring, textbooks, swimming lessons, new stoves for both the boys’ and girls’ homes, a new shower facility, pineapple, sweet potato, cucumber and banana crops for our sustainability farm project, a new perimeter wall for the young children’s home, water purifiers and sports gear. My oh my! Look at what we are able to accomplish when we work together!

Welcome Home

This month, we welcomed home brother and sister duo, Lillian and Fabian. The two children have been orphans since 2013, when AIDS took both their mother and their father. After their parents died, they were taken to live with an auntie in the slums of Masese but she was also sick with AIDS and in deep poverty. The children were viewed as a burden she was not willing to take on and, since their rescue, they have confided in us that she was abusive and never provided care for them. They were essentially on their own and at the mercy of the other residents of the area. Now, however they are safe and sound at Hope Home for boys and Peace Home for girls. Both Lillian and Fabian have been tested and are luckily, HIV free. Moving forward, they will get the love and attention they deserve and will now look toward their future with hope.

A very exciting piece of this story is that after 11 years of PFP being in operation, it is all starting to come full circle. The first child rescued by The Peace for Paul Foundation, Paul,  is now 18 years old and he is the one who rescued both Lillian and Fabian. He found them, he reported their story, and he is the one who carried Lillian to safety. We think it is such a beautiful thing to know that Paul and others in our program are growing up with a desire to pay it forward and to make a difference in this world. Looks like all the love and hard work that so many people pour into PFP is well worth it.

Sponsors Needed

Fabian (Click photo below to be re-routed to his profile page)

ONE $65/month sponsor needed

Luke (Click photo below to be re-routed to his profile page)

ONE $65/month sponsor needed

School Days

Our children are working hard toward the end of the school year. As usual, everyone is happy for the opportunity to be in school!

Our main program now has 83 children enrolled in the following schools.

  • Universal Elites Nursery School-1 child
  • Becky’s Eden Nursery School-12 children
  • Victoria Primary school-53 children
  • Highway Primary School-1 child
  • Musana Primary School-1 child
  • Iganga Secondary School for Girls-1 child
  • Wanyange Secondary School for Girls-1 child
  • Nakanyonyi Secondary School for Girls-1 child
  • St Peters High School for Girls-1 child
  • Jinja Secondary School for Girls-1 child
  • Mwiri Secondary School for Boys-8 children
  • Jinja College for Boys-2 children

Primary Level Graduates

Five Primary 7 candidates–Gloria, Joseph, Brenda, Christine and Apaita will be sitting for their National Exams next month. This long anticipated test will determine which secondary schools they are each eligible to apply for.

Nursery level graduates

Five nursery level students–Promise, Shatra, Peace, Kato and Kakuru will be graduating and heading off to Primary 1 next term. What an exciting new adventure!

Farming at Home

The Peace Home garden continues to thrive.Maize, garlic, tomatoes, cabbage and carrots, greens and beans are the focus of this garden. This month, we harvested greens and beans from the Peace Home garden. 

The Love Home garden has jackfruits, bananas, pawpaws and sugarcane growing. This month we harvested jackfruits and sugarcane for sale in the market.

The Hope Home garden is just getting started. This month, we planted maize!

Our Farm Manager is planning a skills training program for children at each home. The children will be involved in planting, watering, tending and harvesting the gardens. From garden to table, they will be learning real skills that will follow them all of their lives!

Nile River Farms

The farm in Budondo continues to thrive under the guidance of our new farm Manager, Moses. Accomplishments this month include:

  • Obtaining an official title for our truck
  • Partnership with SOPTEC (Sustainable Organic Products and Technologies) to test our soil and produce a fertilizer mix which will replenish the soil.
  • Created nursery beds for many different fruits and veggies
  • We are planting jackfruits, paw paws, maize, bananas, passion fruits, greens and green peppers
  • This month we harvested and sold bananas, greens, jackfruits and pawpaws

Crops are being sold to the PFP homes and to local communities. Planning is underway for a chicken project! The chickens not only will provide meat and eggs for the homes and surrounding communities, but much needed fertilizer for the farm itself.

 

The PFP Junior Program

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 may 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 helping hand to 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 of school fees 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.

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

Click HERE to sign up to sponsor a PFP Junior child or contact us at hope@peaceforpaulfoundation.org if you have any questions regarding this opportunity.

The PFP Junior Family Fun Day

This month, our PFP Junior coordinator put together a Junior Family Fun Day. All of the children in our PFP Junior family were invited to Peace Home to enjoy a delicious meal of chicken and chips, complete with sodas and treats. Their school reports were discussed and awards delivered for high performers. Everyone had the chance to sing and dance and to write letters to their sponsors. A great time was had by all!

Welcome to the Program Yasin

Yasin Lubega is four years old. His mother was known to sell her body to earn money and his father was never involved in his life. She abandoned him when he was only one year old. Yasin was brought to the woman who cared for him while his mother worked and one day, she just never returned for him. Since then, he has been taken care of by this woman who he calls grandmother. She is an elderly disabled woman who washes others’ clothes and begs for money to feed herself and Yasin.  Yasin has no recollection or information on his parents or family and she is all he has.

Yasin has no hope to attend school because his ‘grandmother’ has no means to support his education. She desperately wants to allow him the opportunity to learn and attend school.  Thanks to Yasin’s sponsor, he is very excited to start his studies!

PFP Junior Sponsors Needed

There are now 26 children in the PFP Junior program!  For only $35 per month, you could sponsor a child through the PFP Junior Program and help a very deserving little person like Yasin fulfill their dreams!

Contact us at hope@peaceforpaulfoundation.org if you have any questions regarding this opportunity.

Family Sponsorship Opportunities

We are 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.

Just click HERE to sign up to become a family sponsor!
Please contact us if you have any questions regarding this opportunity. hope@peaceforpaulfoundation.org

BulungiBeads

The BulungiBeads Etsy shop features beautiful Ugandan jewelry handmade by women working hard in the slums of Masese.

100% of the proceeds will be sent back to these women and children 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!

BulungiBeads is on Instagram!

PFP’s BulungiBeads is now on Instagram! Please follow us! You’ll get to see all kinds of wonderful things! #BulungiBeads

Upcoming BulungiBeads Events

Come and see us in person at the next ROAR event in Vancouver, WA  on November 30th or at Hope Chapel Maui’s Lovely market on December 3rd. We would love to see you!

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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