Tusubira Construction phase 1

$1,143 of $10k goal

Raised by 15 people in 25 months
Kimberly Taylor  WOODINVILLE, WA
The Grow Hope Foundation is a non-profit organization dedicated to helping empower people around the world  through education.  We have completed our year-long pilot project in rural Uganda and have seen the life-changing improvements it has brought to the community we work with.  We funded a well that now supplies clean water in a safe location to the people in the surrounding community.  Our next step is to build an educational compound- Tusubira Village


Tusubira - a word that means “HOPE” in Lusoga (the local language) - is a four acre educational compound in rural Uganda, outside of the city of Jinja.  We have learned over the past year that the people of rural Uganda learn best by being able to actually see what it is they are meant to learn.  Tusubira Village will provide exactly that- and more.  The compound will sit in the middle of the community that we currently are working in, providing easy access to local residents- many who weren't able to be a part of our very successful pilot project.  There will be trained people available to actually demonstrate how to build a new latrine, or a sanitation table to store cooking utensils, or to plant a proper garden.  Tusubira Village will be just that- a place to come and learn, to practice, to ask questions.  It will be an educational compound that will change the way people in this rural area live. 

The first building we are constructing will serve as a general purpose building. It will host an on-site social worker, have a full working kitchen, a western style bathroom (no squat toilet here), 2 guest rooms for visiting volunteers, as well as a general meeting space.

This building is essential for continued progress in this community. It needs to be completed in order to move forward on our next action item, a nutritional porridge which will be sourced from the village’s own gardens, milled locally in town, and packaged for distribution in the only clean and enclosed space available - our building which is yet to be fully built. Kids in this community often don’t eat their first meal of the day until AFTER SCHOOL because they cannot afford to pay for school and send food as well. Can you imaging essentially fasting for the majority of your waking and working hours every single day? No! We want to solve that with these nutritional packets, the contents of which can be made into a simple yet nutritionally loaded porridge that kids can eat and subsequently get their needs met.

However, we need to complete this building in order to make that happen.  The entire project will cost approximately $30,000 which includes structure, electricity, running water, plumbing and all furnishings. With your help we can get this first structure completed and really begin to make an impact on the future of this community.  So please join us in funding this project - together we can make it happen!
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Update 4
Posted by Grow Hope Foundation
24 months ago
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Friends-look at the progress! Thanks to YOU we are moving forward! Our community is so grateful and so excited to see things coming together. They are working hard to plant the gardens and continue to work to create handcrafts that can eventually be sold to generate income. Everyone is doing their part- including you! We would ask that you continue to share this project on social media in hopes that we can continue to generate funds to finish this building. It only takes a minute to spread the word. Will you join us on team Tusubira?
walls going up and roof coming soon
women working on weaving and beading
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Update 3
Posted by Grow Hope Foundation
24 months ago
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Friends, we wanted to share an update with you. Thanks to your support we are moving forward with our building! It is amazing to see it taking shape and looking more and more like a structure that will house so many vital programs on our compound. We ask that you continue to spread the word and encourage everyone you know to donate! If everyone we all knew donated $10 we would be able to finish this project before you know it! Thank you for your continued interest and support in empowering this wonderful community~
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Update 2
Posted by Grow Hope Foundation
24 months ago
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Hello friends! We wanted to share some photos that arrived yesterday from one of our favorite humanitarian photographers. While we were in Uganda in January Mary of www.wanderingwithmary.com joined us in our community to capture some of the work that happens there every day. We are so grateful for friends who have hearts for caring for those needing help. We hope that these photos give you an even better idea of what your donations will do!

Please take a moment to share the link to this campaign with everyone you know. The more people that know about Tusubira Village the better!
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Update 1
Posted by Grow Hope Foundation
25 months ago
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Good morning friends and happy Monday! Thank you so very much for your support- we are so grateful for every single dollar you donate as it moves us closer to our goal of completing this first building.

Work is continuing in the gardens, growing the grains that will be used to produce the porridge we will be making once the building is complete. Hopefully by the time we are able to harvest we will have a place to package the porridge!

Have a wonderful week and thanks again for your support!
Seedlings shaded from the African sun.
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$1,143 of $10k goal

Raised by 15 people in 25 months
Created March 6, 2015
$50
Ivette Newport
21 months ago
KI
$20
Kathy Ivie
23 months ago

I spaced on the auction, but happily give the $20 I had bid :)

TT
$100
Tim Train
24 months ago

I love following your work in this area.

$100
Anonymous
24 months ago
KI
$73
Kathy Ivie
24 months ago

My Dad would have celebrated his 73rd Birthday today, this is in honor of him.

$50
Tricia Gray
24 months ago
KI
$50
Kathy Ivie
24 months ago
SP
$100
Sherry Page
25 months ago

Love what you are doing! Hope to see you again soon.

LP
$50
Leslie Pirritano
25 months ago

This is a fantastic way to make a difference!

RD
$50
Rebekah Dortmund
25 months ago
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