Justine’s Story – Giving Gifts of Hope
Once again we have partnered with BIS Group (www.bis-group.co.uk) who will be doubling your donations again this year up to a total of £1,000 – for every £20 you donate, they will add a further £20!
Last year, with your help, we were able to provide a Christmas and Boxing Day meal with Christmas presents for 72 children at the Victory Child Care Project’s Children’s Home in Uganda (including visitors), 16 staff at the home, and over 50 people from 18 families in the community. This made a tremendous difference to all who received, but also gave hope to families in the community who were encouraged by this support. But it’s not just the food parcels that they appreciate, it’s the hope and ongoing support they receive that makes a lasting difference – just ask Justine.
In 2016 Justine’s daughter Noeline was enrolled into the Community Education Support Project (CESP) and has just finished in Primary 3. Justine was struggling with the school fees – there were three children in school and one due to start, but money was scarce. Justine and family received a Christmas package last year, and she said that it is something she will always remember.
Justine was enrolled in the Income Generating Project and in March this year received a grant of 300,000 Ugandan Shillings (about £60) so that she could buy and sell charcoal. The quality of the charcoal available was very poor and so she was starting to lose money. She then decided to go into farming, and rented three plots for £30 and started growing maize in two plots, and tomatoes in the other. She is hoping that after the harvest, she will be able to invest all of the money into her dream business of hairdressing.
She is very appreciative of the support because she no longer needs to worry about Noeline’s school fees, which has helped her to raise fees for her other three children.
Your donation will be matched by BIS Group for double the impact, and will help to feed and support the children at Victory Child Care Project’s Children’s Home, and children and families in the local community of Namugongo.