Your Donations Make A Difference In The Lives of Orphans.

I got a call from one of our partners  Rebecca Welch executive director of Halo Foundation. She just returned from the orphanages they partner with in Uganda and Kenya. I met Rebecca last year in Kansas City after one of her partner orphanages in India listed their organization as a reference. We became fast friends and she now serves on our board.

Since then, your donations funded a security wall around a  boys home in Kampala Uganda.  She called to tell me she wished I could have been with her to see the impact the security wall has made. I want to share their joy with you.

In an email, she said, “The security wall at the HALO Bukesa Orphanage has made a profound impact on the home. Located in an urban area of Kampala, Uganda the mentors and children were constantly fearful for the posessions at the home and the safety of the children. 200 Orphanages provided funding for a new wall at the home. It truly has made an impact on the culture and spirit there. “We no longer have to fear what is on the outside. We are very grateful for the wall.” Peter, Mentor. Now the home is full of kids who have the chance to just be kids. Thank you 200 Orphanages. 

We funded the wall primarily to help the boys raise chickens to help them become self sustaining, we didn’t know the added benefit would be providing the boys a sense of security and well being.

Rebecca mentioned some of her other homes want to raise chickens as well. She has priced out the cost of building chicken coups at $150. If you want to make a difference in the lives of the orphans, please donate any amount. I know it’s not an orphanage, but it is a building project to better serves orphans in their care. The chickens provide meat and eggs and they will be able to sell them to raise money to be more self sufficient. It’s a small amount of money, but it does a great deal of good.

We can’t do it all, but we can all do something.