We have been trying to create a "donate" button on the TURGET Uganda website to make it easier for people outside of Uganda to give. Unfortunately, we have hit many roadblocks. So, while we are figuring out how to do that, we want to start fundraising here.
As many of you know, my repeated sexual abuse as a child was what led me to find Grace, the creator if TURGET. Sexual assault is so high in Uganda, and many of the women additionally contract HIV. It is truly heartbreaking. Grace's organization is a registered NGO (I will put the certificate in here) who helps women tell their stories and find a bit of healing. However, there is so much more we can do to help this community of abused women and children.
When we were there, we set a list of action plans we would like to take. To begin, TURGET is wishing to secure the funding to purchase HIV testing kits to take to their events to find early detection so treatment can begin in a more timely manner. This includes testing the children who were a product of rape. They would also like to provide nutrition for the children who come to these events, many of whom have been orphaned and are living with HIV/AIDS themselves.
We are doing all we can for now, including setting up a meeting for TURGET with the Hilton Garden Inn, Kampala in order to work on a partnering deal there, while we fundraise and problem-solve the donate button from here. Anything you can give would be deeply appreciated!