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The association Another Hope looks after street children and orphans in Uganda. With an orphanage and a guest house they establish for them a permanent gateway to a brighter future. Independently, lovingly, and strategically.
The situation: Uganda has been hit hard by several crises. Dictatorships, the war with the neighboring country Tanzania, and recurring civil unrests have for decades been hampering the political and economic development of the East-African country. Over one third of the population live below the poverty line, having at their disposal less than $1.25 per day. The ramifications are hunger and destitution; every sixth child is malnourished.
Moreover, HIV has has wreaked havoc on the people. Though the infection rate has sharply declined during the recent years, from fifteen to seven percent, the struggle is far from over: The deaths of many infected adults have left an estimated two million orphaned children. They are known as the “lost generation,” growing up with no one to care for them and no one covering for their schooling and medical care.
The project: The organization Another Hope Children’s Ministries (AHCM) wants to permanently support the children in Uganda—intellectually and physically. Thus, Another Hope has established the Safe Project near the capital of Kampala. It is a rooming house for children where they are cared for and educated.
Currently, however, Another hope has to rent the accommodation, so that much money has to be expended for the monthly payments. Hence, the organization wants to build their own house, so they can accommodate a greater number of children, save costs, and also use the property for a guest house, to ensure long-term financial security for the project.
The goal: Another Hope intends to accommodate at least fifty street children from poor or HIV/AIDS-stricken families on the property by March 2012—in cooperation with their parents or legal guardians. The premises and some materials have already been acquired. Now the new orphanage building and the guest house have to be erected. The returns from the guest house business are to permanently cover the costs for care, housing, and education of the children as well as the running costs of the project—an investment into an independent future. Also, Another Hope intends to rely on local suppliers for their housing project, thus stimulating the local economy. (Plans to run a chicken farm were frustrated by economic changes in the country and had to be adapted.)
This project will provide the funding for the guest house.
How does the Safe Project fulfill the Your Siblings criteria?
Sustainability: By building a house on the already-acquired property, the project would no longer have to pay rent. Thus, they can spend the money on support for the children. Moreover, the returns from the guest house permanently ensure their education, upbringing, and care, and thus their chance to actively and meaningfully contribute to society in the future.
Transparency: The project can be visited at any time. You can view the accounting data at Another Hope in Kampala as well as at the Your Siblings office in Berlin.
Nonprofit: Another Hope has no commercial ambitions and is independent of the Ugandan government.
Local roots: Another Hope was founded and is headed by Ruth Nambowa. She was born in Uganda and continues to live there.
Urgency: The conditions in which street children an orphans live in Uganda are conditions of hunger, disease, forlornness, and crime. This project provides a new home to thirty more children right away.
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