Henry-Cameron Allen is organizing this fundraiser.
Dear Sponsors & Donors:
I am writing on behalf of my dear friend Bugingo 'Desire' Moses, to update you on a tragic situation involving one of our beloved Desire Kids, 12-year-old Goloba Ibrahim.
On the afternoon of the 1st of February, 2023, on his way home from collecting water for the family, Goloba was reported missing. Despite great efforts to locate him, his whereabouts were still unknown. Bloodstained clothes belonging to the child were found, and we were soon thereafter informed by the village chairperson that a pride of lions had, that very day, been spotted just a few miles from the area after having killed some local livestock. It has now been officially verified that these same lions took our Goloba. We can only hope that it was fast and that he did not suffer. Goloba Ibrahim was an orphan, raised by an elderly grandmother who died in his arms. He was adopted lovingly by Bugingo and Nkinzi Grace and enfolded into the Desire Child Care Organization family. He is at peace now, and back in the loving arms of his parents, grandmother and ancestors.
I understand that this news is distressing, and I want to assure you that we are continuing to do everything in our power to support Bugingo and the family during this difficult time. As a father of child loss myself, I deeply understand what is going on in Bugingo's heart, and am walking beside him in his shock, mourning and grief journey. We were able to cover the costs of his funeral thanks to this fund. Thank you to those who contributed.
As Goloba was bearing water home at the time of his death, we are now raising funds to install a memorial borehole water well in his name on the land we plan to purchase in the near future for our Desire farm and residential school. With an onsite water source, the children will no longer have to risk their lives by walking the 3 miles to collect water. It will be a beautiful way to remember Goloba, and keep the children safe.
The cost for a borehole hand pump well will be between $5,500 to $ 6,750. Please help with any amount you can, and encourage others to do the same. Great good can come when friends, family, and co-workers give together. Taking up a collection for this campaign would help immensely.
If you have any questions, would like to send regular monthly support, or would like to discuss this issue further, please do not hesitate to contact me here through GoFundMe, or via Facebook Messenger. I kindly request that you do not contact Bugingo directly at this time, as he and his family are deeply affected by this situation and need to focus on finding closure. Thank you for understanding.
On behalf of Bugingo and the Desire Family, I would like to express my sincere condolences for the loss of young Goloba Ibrahim. May his memory be for blessing. our love and support during this challenging time are greatly appreciated.
Friend, Sponsor, Mentor, Papa
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- February 2nd, 2023
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