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Hellen's Dream

Organized by: Sierra Cameron

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THE STORY:

Nyadoi Hellen is an unemployed single mother of 7 living in Kampala, Uganda. Her and her family currently live in a small, single room in the slums of Kamwanyi which she dearly hopes to leave one day.

“Its not a good place to raise children. The children fall sick here often. Theres too much drinking, too much immorality like thieves and prostitutes around”. –Hellens Eldest Daughter

Hellen wishes to start up a business selling charcoal, which was her profession previously until thieves stole her profits and forced her out of business. She already has the connections to begin again, all she needs now is the start up capital.

“Life is hard. Naturally, its through struggle. Everything…school fees, food, clothes, everything is hard. Treating them….oh. Everything. I cant hide that I cant afford this. What I get, its only for rent. My children ask for their needs, which is also hard. Nobody can help them, they are only seeing me.” -Hellen

Hellen and her family would be endlessly grateful for any support they can receive so that she can be able to support her family and get her children what they need.

“Anyone who can help support us, send them my prayer. Anyone that helps me, let them be provided for and let them live a long life”. -Hellen

 

Breakdown of start up capital needed:

Selling charcoal is in high demand because the main method of cooking is with a charcoal stove. Since Hellen is located in the city, she has to transport charcoal in from an outside village and then distribute within the city. Every two weeks she will transport the standard amount for this type of business which is a truckload containing 100 bags of charcoal. The prices listed below are based on the current rates according to a dear friend of Hellens working the same type of business.

1) 1 bag charcoal- 25000 UGX (Ugandan Shillings) ($7.35)

2) Labor per bag (packing, offloading, loading)- 6000 UGX ($1.76)

3) NFA fee per bag- 2000 UGX ($0.59)

4) Transport per bag- 15000 UGX ($4.41)

5) Feeding and transport while in village- 100,000 UGX ($29.41)

Total per bag- 48000 UGX ($14.12) x100 = 4,800,000 UGX

Total per 100 bags- ($1,411.76)

Accommodation and travel on job= 100,000 UGX ($29.41)

Total Start Up Capital Needed: 4,900,000 UGX ($1441.17)

Once this capital is obtained and she begins, the total profit earned per bag is around 7000-8000 UGX ($2.05-$2.45) per bag, which means every two weeks her profit would be ($205.88 - $235.29). In Uganda, this amount is more than enough to be able to pay rent in a bigger home, pay school fees for all of her children, buy food, clothes and treatment when the kids get sick.

$1,015

 

70% Raised of $1,445 Goal

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  • Dave and Sue Rodgers

    $50

  • Leah

    $50

  • Lisa Chabot

    $25

  • Michele Mechling

    $200

  • Eric & Vikki

    $25

  • Peg & Doug Ryan

    $25

  • Peters

    $25

  • Nolan, Bella and Benny

    $25

  • Laura Bass

    $15

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Kathy and Don

    $50

  • Cathy Garcia

    $25

  • Grant Jensen

     

  • Michelle

    $25

  • Jennifer

     

  • Anonymous

    $10

  • Ben Eisele

    $50

  • Barb Dezan

    $25

  • Diane and Bill Hunter

     

  • Sabrina & Evan Loeffler

    $25

  • Annelise DayDream

    $30.13

  • CHRIS CAMERON

    $100

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Organized by

Sierra Cameron

This is a direct to organizer fundraiser.

Donor Comments

CHRIS CAMERON

CHRIS CAMERON

DONATION: $100

Hi Helen, my name is Chris Cameron, Sierra's grandfather in the United States. She thinks the world of you! Hope this will help you rebuild your Cole business! God Bless your family Chris and Joann Cameron christopher@cameron-enterprises.com 2 years ago

Annelise DayDream

Annelise DayDream

DONATION: $30.13

Thank You . Much Loving Light to You, Helen, your family and all your Relations . Blessings . 2 years ago

Sabrina & Evan Loeffler

Sabrina & Evan Loeffler

DONATION: $25

2 years ago

Diane and Bill Hunter

Diane and Bill Hunter

2 years ago

Barb Dezan

Barb Dezan

DONATION: $25

2 years ago

Ben Eisele

Ben Eisele

DONATION: $50

2 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $10

2 years ago

Jennifer

Jennifer

2 years ago

Michelle

Michelle

DONATION: $25

2 years ago

Grant Jensen

Grant Jensen

2 years ago

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