Saturday, October 9, 2010

Two more sewing machines were donated to Life in Africa

Peace Community Church of the Brethren

On September 26, Think Humanity board members spoke to the
Peace Community Church of the Brethren in Windsor, Colorado.
During our presentation we told the church how Think Humanity
purchases and sells handmade products from Acholi refugees. We
give 100 percent of our proceeds back to our projects in Africa. We
had a display (not for sale), however the nice people from the
church bought out our display!

This was totally unexpected so we gave back to the women that
made the jewelry by sending them money to purchase two more
treadle (manual) sewing machines. The sewing machines will help
refugee teen-moms to learn a trade. Think Humanity has donated
four treadle sewing machines to this project. The goal is to raise
money to purchase eleven more. For $80 each we can help these
young moms become self-reliant. This will give them a step up
from a life of poverty.

Special thanks to Jodi Bell of Peace Community Church.
Follow New Life in Africa Blogspot and watch as Think Humanity makes
a positive change in Kireka, Uganda.

New Life in Africa (LiA) is raising money for a Community Day Care

so that babies can get care instead of being strapped to the mothers’
backs as they learn a trade. To learn more about the day care project
please click this link. Community Day Care Centre

Friday, October 1, 2010

Kanyere Justine - 14 year old orphan needs help

Kanyere Justine is 14 years old and she is in primary six. Her father died from cancer and soon to follow her mother died from HIV/AIDS. Justine has three younger brothers ages 12, 7 and 5.
July 2010 while in Kyangwali Refugee Camp, Jean-Paul called me outside the COBURWAS Learning Centre to listen to Justine's story. I will try to tell it to the best of my memory.

Just two weeks previously to meeting Justine, her mother had died from AIDS. The children were split up in different homes. Justine is living in an unsafe home where there is another 14 year old girl. That girl is pregnant now due to the mistreatment of the caregiver (father figure). Justine was worried that she would also become a victim.

She had no place to go and begged for help with her education so she could move to Hoima to the girls' hostel.
Jean-Paul said that the situation became badly off for the young girl since we left her last July and they moved her into the girls' hostel. She has no money for school, but is away from the bad situation.

If anybody would like to help contribute to help Justine, then we could start her in school for the 2011 school year which begins in February. $150 would help her with the first term for school fees, uniform and books.