Uganda Carpentry Shop for Orphans

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Raised by 19 people in 29 months
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Hank Pellissier  OAKLAND, CA
Uganda has 3.5 million orphans, out of a total population of 36 million.

45% of the orphans are parentless due to AIDS. Up to 70% become criminals as adults.

Job training immensely improves opportunities for these at-risk youngsters. Woodworking is a highly-employable skill.

Tools are expensive though - especially in rural Uganda, where  per capita income is $30-$50 per month.


We are helping two Carpentry Workshops for Orphans in Kyarumba - a small, beautiful, impoverished village near the Ruwenzori “Mountains of the Moon.”

The groups we help are KAAYGO (Kyarumba Anti-AIDS Youth Group) and Alchangel’s Carpentry Workshop.

We're also buying items for “Edward’s Welding Workshop.”

A photo archive of the KAAYGO - previously known as “Eno’s Woodworking Workshop” - can be viewed HERE  (all photos by Douglas Cruickshank)

Boys in the carpentry class make ladders, furniture,  doors and other items. They purchase the expensive tools in faraway Kampala,  294 kilometers away.


We want to raise $1,000 for tools & electrical supplies.

All donors receive a wooden gift created in the workshop. See photos of gifts, and extended article HERE

You also receive a “Thank You” photograph from the boys themselves.

Please contribute as much as you are able!
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Posted by Hank Pellissier
28 months ago
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We are only $364 away from reaching our goal! Help teach these orphaned Ugandan boys a skill that will enable them to be successful in life - any amount helps
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$1,078 of $1,000 goal

Raised by 19 people in 29 months
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Created October 10, 2014
KH
$43
Karl Hale
27 months ago
EP
$25
Elizabeth Parrish
27 months ago
$40
Anonymous
28 months ago
$40
Micah Redding
28 months ago
$30
Kennita Watson
28 months ago

I hope for all the best in everything you do!

HP
$100
Hank Pellissier
28 months ago

This very generous donation is from ARNOLD JOSEPH WEST, SR. He lives in Utah and we're grateful for his wonderful charity!

$59
Southwind High School Memphis, TN
28 months ago

Southwind High School KIVA Club - all our support to these young men creating a better future.

$30
Anonymous
28 months ago
$30
Zoltan Istvan
28 months ago
$15
Stephen Kagan
28 months ago
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