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Destination: Gulu, Uganda

Organized by: Tamara Hunt

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Month 2
September 04, 2016

Greetings from Gulu, First of all, I want to extend my sincerest appreciation for your support and prayers. Witnessing and working alongside See More

THE STORY:

Hello,

    As you may know, my undergraduate career is behind me, and I am hopeful for law school in the near future. Currently, I am living in Lakeland, working as a server in preparation for an opportunity I secured serving as an Aftercare Intern with International Justice Mission for 10 months, beginning this June. The primary focus of IJM’s efforts in Gulu is the overwhelming issue of property theft, commonly known as “property grabbing”. Due to recent civil war, an estimated 90% of families in Uganda have no proof of ownership for the land on which they live and work, leaving them extremely vulnerable to violent land grabbing. In Africa, property grabbing often happens after the death of a husband or father, when widows and orphans are particularly vulnerable. Relatives or neighbors quickly divide up the home or land, and the surviving family is left homeless and stripped of their livelihood. If a widow refuses to leave, she and her children will most likely be driven violently from their home. The perpetrators of property grabbing are often related to their victims, so authorities dismiss such cases as a “domestic matter”. IJM creates teams of local professionals and people, like me, who are tasked with providing the much needed training and mentorship to police and local leaders on the effective enforcement and development of property laws. I have the opportunity to work side by side with this incredible organization, assisting in research, documentation, and analysis of data in order to further develop programs that will serve Ugandan widows and orphans that have been forgotten and ignored by their legal system. This is an unpaid internship opportunity, and I am asking for your financial support. This is an endeavor that will develop not only my personal experience as an aspiring public interest lawyer, but this endeavor will also support IJM and all they are doing to create sustainable change in this often overlooked area of the world. The budget for my stay in Uganda requires me to secure approximately $1,432 per month over the course of 10 months, making my daily expenditure roughly $50. Regularly occurring support would be greatly appreciated, but if you would like to make a one-time donation, I am grateful for any part you wish to play in my work with the Ugandan people. To make a one-time donation or to pledge ongoing support go to you can donate on this website or contact me directly. Please visit my trip website www.destinationgulu.wordpress.com for more information regarding my trip and future updates. If you are unable to donate, your prayers are treasured, and the knowledge of your backing is a comfort to my family and I. Please contact me if you would like to receive monthly updates, as I will begin sending my personal reflections in May. If you have any further questions regarding the nature of the internship, Uganda, or about International Justice Mission, please call me at (772) 559-7259. I would love to speak with you! I am sincerely grateful for the people that have been placed in my life, offered me continuing support and wisdom, and helped me reach a place where I have the opportunity to work alongside those restoring livelihood to vulnerable African families. Have a beautiful day and I look forward to partnering with you in the adventures to come! 

Sincerely, 

                    Tamara

 

$9,995

 

67% Raised of $15,000 Goal

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  • Ganny And Granddaddy

    $25

  • Dan and Kristy Corrigan

    $100

  • Ashwee

    $25

  • Shelby Mooney

    $100

  • Eileen Ricci

     

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Bart and Kas Mazzarella

    $50

  • Kirstyn Miller

    $20

  • Sartain Family

    $100

  • Kaylee Hennesse

    $20

  • Anonymous

    $500

  • Anonymous

    $800

  • Jim Taylor

    $1,000

  • Aunt Louise and Uncle Wendall

    $500

  • The Werleys

    $300

  • The Drinkards

    $500

  • Lynn Walsh

    $750

  • Anonymous

    $500

  • Pillar Community Church

    $2,000

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Anonymous

    $10

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    $10

  • Anonymous

    $10

  • Anonymous

    $30

  • Flynt Family

    $100

  • The Santoro Family

    $200

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Aunt Cindy

    $50

  • Aunt Betty

    $20

  • Anonymous

    $500

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Tamara Hunt

    $100

  • Coffee Family

    $200

  • Romer Family

    $100

  • Berek Smith

    $100

  • Megan Hodges

    $25

  • Myriam Wead

    $100

  • Gary & Linda Rust

    $500

  • Anonymous

    $300

  • Stepaniak Family

    $50

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Donor Comments

Stepaniak Family

Stepaniak Family

DONATION: $50

Keep on keeping on! God bless you as you enter the tail end of this journey. 1 year ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $300

I am so proud of you, my sweet friend. See you soon. <3 1 year ago

Gary & Linda Rust

Gary & Linda Rust

DONATION: $500

1 year ago

Myriam Wead

Myriam Wead

DONATION: $100

1 year ago

Megan Hodges

Megan Hodges

DONATION: $25

1 year ago

Berek Smith

Berek Smith

DONATION: $100

#all4jesus 1 year ago

Romer Family

Romer Family

DONATION: $100

2 years ago

Coffee Family

Coffee Family

DONATION: $200

2 years ago

Tamara Hunt

Tamara Hunt

DONATION: $100

We love you to the Moon, Stars and Back!! You are Amazing! 2 years ago

Anonymous

Anonymous

DONATION: $50

2 years ago

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