Right now we have a team in Uganda being led by Brandi McElheny. You can follow their team at any of the following blogs/Twitter feeds:
Brandi wrote to us today:
Things are going great so far! We exchanged our money in Kampala (got
a GREAT rate!!! 2215 ugx for $1usd.) This is great news because it
extends our money much farther!!!
We visited 2 sites today. . .Rapha (ours!) and a possible site that looks extremely promising with 32 double orphans (mostly AIDS) currently and room for 200--really amazing place. We also discussed creating a care point for the village around Rapha and their needs. Both Joseph and Arthur (who runs Rapha) seem very interested.
Arthur currently has 250 kids in school that would be a part of the care point (right now, when the children who live there eat lunch, all the other kids have to go sit on the grass. our women who came early to volunteer sat with the kids yesterday and they just talked the whole time about how hungry they were). However, he said that once funding was available he could easily see a waiting list up to 400 kids wanting to come to that school and receive lunch. Great possible expansion.
We'll hit the ground running tomorrow morning and get to Soroti as quickly as possible for Child Headed Household ministry all day Saturday - Monday.
We are very excited and hopeful for the launch of our ministry in Uganda. I would encourage you to read through the blogs from the team members--all volunteers helping CHC establish a strong ministry.
To donate now to support our Uganda launch and help the children Brandi is meeting right now, go to our secure donation page and put "Uganda Launch" in the notes section.