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For Widows and Orphans in Uganda

$5,235 of $7,500 goal

Raised by 29 people in 4 months
Will you help me go to Uganda for the widows and orphans?

My heart was awakened to the plight of the women and children of Uganda when I heard their story through the traveling Watoto Children's Choir when I was in Raleigh, North Carolina. Nearly ten years later, I saw them again in Sydney, Australia. Like before, they sang with life, full of energy, zeal and hope. Lives that have risen from the ashes. I want to help many like them to rise.

I am a widow. I raised three young children ages 3, 5 and 8, who are now adults. I know what it's like to be both mother and father, friend and disciplinarian, teacher and coach, breadwinner and wound-dresser.

So it is not a surprise that I have a soft heart for widows and orphans.

I am going to Uganda in September to join a Watoto medical mission to provide medical care for widows and orphans and the surrounding communities. I'm not a doctor but I am a good leader and housekeeper. I can inspire and motivate, plan and organise. I can 'roll up my sleeves' to ease the burden on medical staff. I can encourage and pray.

You can be part of this mission. I am raising $10,000, with $7,500 going to the medical mission and $2,500 towards partially funding my travel expenses. (I am also contributing $2,500 for my travel expenses.)

Every contribution is valued.  May you be generous according to the measure you've been blessed.

p.s. The photo on this page is courtesy of Watoto.com
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My friends at work continue to raise funds for my trip to Uganda to help widows and orphans through the Watoto charity. In addition to the potluck lunch, they're also selling re-useable bags in all sorts of colours and fancy shapes!
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My colleagues at Avant held a Christmas in July potluck lunch and raised funds for the mission trip to Uganda. It was so much fun and the food was over-the-moon delightful! More fund-raising events to come ...
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It's getting closer ... The ticket is booked and the visa is soon to come. To Uganda in September!

I am also looking forward to two fund raisers being organised by my colleagues at work.

Thank you for continuing to share this with your friends and connections.
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Wow!!! Just broke through the $2,000 mark. Funds raised now total $2,025. I am so delighted. Thank you. Please share with others. September is still some time away so I am hopeful I’ll reach my goal before then.
Love to all -
Joyce
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$300
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$1,500
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17 days ago (Offline Donation)
AF
$180
Avant Friends
24 days ago (Offline Donation)
DW
$45
Dhammika W
27 days ago
PS
$95
Priscilla Smith
29 days ago
$10
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1 month ago (Offline Donation)
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$30
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$50
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2 months ago
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