New Home for BLO – Uganda
Thank you for learning more about this Born Like Others fundraiser. We are very grateful for any support towards the purchase of a new building in Uganda to build a permanent home for the children at Born Like Others. Up to this point we have used rented spaces to house the children. We have outgrown our existing space and finding a space large enough to house a large number of children is very challenging, if not impossible, to come by. In addition, the government has informed us that we will need to move to a larger space. It’s a very challenging time, and yet there is something very exciting about having more stability and a space to be more self-sustaining.
Our goal is to raise $150,000 USD which will allow us to own our own land and build a permanent home for the children. We anticipate the home will provide enough capacity to accommodate over 60 children and 4 staff with room to expand in the future. We also have plans for the property that include sustainable farming to provide a reliable food source for the children as well as chickens and other animals. Long term we envision opening a school for the children at Born Like Others and children in the local community.
I thank you and the children thank you for coming out to learn more about Born Like Others. Your support allows us to ensure a bright future for these vulnerable children.