H E L P INTERNATIONAL via Crowdrise
July 16, 2014
BENEFITING: H E L P INTERNATIONAL
Our grounds are completely open for anyone to pass through. Our belongings, our employees and our children are not safe. With a recent attack on our overnight security guard, the urgency to build a fence has increased, but the cost is too much for us to squeeze into our already limited budget.
We have spent much time, discussion and debate in deciding what type of fence to build, with many factors to consider. Many fences in Uganda are cut apart and stolen for their metal, so we need one that is sturdy and can not be stolen. The type of fence we have decided on is made of brick, and will employ numerous Ugandan workers to make the bricks as well as put it together. Not only will our school be getting the fence we desperately need, but we will be giving many workers experience in a trade, as well as employing them for 4 months.
But the cost of this fence is high. Our grounds are large, and the bricks are expensive to make. Although things are less expensive in Africa than they are in the US, this is a big project, that needs to be done right.
We also want you to know that all of the Americans who work on the H.E.L.P. Uganda project are volunteers, who receive no compensation for their time or travel. All of the proceeds of donations go directly to the people of Uganda. In the event that the cost of the fence is less than anticipated, we will apply the remaining funds towards our other projects in Uganda.
On behalf of the people of Masese, thank you for your support of this project, which is more than just a fence!