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Kira Weiss via Crowdrise
December 11, 2015

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BENEFITING: FUNDaFIELD

EVENT DATE: Dec 31, 2014

Kira Weiss

THE STORY:

31 women and 198 children refugees in Uganda need support in relocating to a safe home before their IDP (internally displaced person) camp is bulldozed in December. Please support our efforts by sharing their story. 

JOSEPH KONY STARTED IT ALL

“At just eight years old, Aburi witnessed most of her family being killed by Joseph Kony and the LRA - her parents, brothers, sisters, and an uncle. Their heads were chopped off with a panga. Aburi only survived because the soldiers didn’t notice she was still alive. The blood from others had spilled onto her so it appeared as though she was also dead. She laid very still for what seemed like hours. When it was finally safe to run, she climbed aboard a truck and traveled with the army for protection.” 

THEY SURVIVED

It was 1991, when Aida Anek and Aburi Aneno fled their villages in Northern Uganda to escape Joseph Kony’s rebel war. They were just young girls with no money, no home and no family. They traveled mostly on foot, about 400 kilometers, from Northern Uganda to Kireka.

Eventually they found themselves at Acholi Quarters, an IDP camp filled with refugees with similar stories of devastation. Desperate to earn money, they broke rocks, larger rocks into smaller rocks, for less than a dollar a day.

PAPERbeadsFROMafrica.com WAS BORN

I was 12 years old in 2010 when I first came to Uganda with an organization called FUNDaFIELD. I immediately fell in love with the beautiful paper bead jewelry that was made throughout the country by different women’s groups. I brought some home and everyone wanted more! PAPERbeadsFROMafrica.com was launched as a FUNDaFIELD fundraiser and to support the women who made them.

The next time I went to Uganda, I was introduced to a man named Peter who worked with refugee women from the Kony war. They lived in an IDP (internally displaced person) camp called Acholi Quarter and had learned to craft paper bead jewelry. I was excited to begin working with them and expanding our sales in the US. The women met each week and went from breaking rock for very low pay to making beautiful jewelry and earning a decent wage!

We sold more and more paper beads. Everyone loved them and kids all over the US started selling the beads and stores also started carrying them.

DEVELOPMENT

Sadly, this past summer, the women ran into a new issue: DEVELOPMENT.

The IDP camp's land in Acholi Quarter has been sold. The refugees need to find new homes. For the second time in 25 years, they have to start over.

Now that Joseph Kony has left Uganda, the women dream of taking their families home - to their friends, family, and their old way of life.

Unfortunately, the women simply do not have the means to make this dream a reality before the bulldozers arrive this December, that is unless we help bring them home by the holidays.

WE CAN MAKE IT HAPPEN

We need to transport 31 women and 198 children, a total of 229 people, home by the December holidays.

But providing transportation isn’t enough, we need to temporarily provide for their basic needs and give them the fresh start they deserve.

THE TOTAL WE NEED TO RAISE IS $43,255

   TRANSPORTATION for 229 people/belongings: $3,145

   FARM TOOLS for each family: $594

   FARM SEEDS for each family: $1,189

   SCHOOL FEES for 150 students: $13,808

   SCHOOL LUNCHES and UNIFORMS for 150 kids: $7,793

   31 SEMI-PERMANENT HOUSES to last 15-20 years: $15,726

   CONTINGENCY: $1,000.00

"LUXURIES"

If we are able to raise additional funds, we would like to BUILD 3 DRINKING WATER WELLS @ $8,822.57 EACH as the homes are further apart that we originally thought.

Just like you and I didn't choose the world we were born into, these women didn't choose to be refugees. By pure chance, they had their lives torn apart by war and poverty. Now, you and I have the chance to give them and their children a fresh start and the future they deserve.

THE COST IS $188 TO RELOCATE EACH PERSON

The cost to relocate 229 people and provide temporary support is $188 per person.

A family of four would is $752 and a family of seven will cost $1,316. 

Please help us beat the bulldozers and get them home before the December 2014 deadline.

YOU CAN...

   • Donate. Each dollar brings us closer to the goal.

   • Decide to relocate one person by raising $188.

   • Decide to relocate one family.

   • Form a "Beat the Bulldozer" Crowdrise team of your own. Ask your family and friends to help you secure 19 donations of $10 to relocate one refugee or 76 donations of $10 to change the lives of a family of four. Click on the FUNDRAISE FOR THIS CAMPAIGN icon to set up your team!

   • Share your holiday and ask for early donations in lieu of holiday gifts.

   • Use your social media skills to spread the word to everyone you know!

A SPECIAL THANK YOU

The amazing women want you to know how much they appreciate your support and have crafted a beautiful, “Home for the Holidays” necklace just for you. They want to send one to each donor who raises $188 and relocates one person. Lets help distribute all 229 of them.

Together we can make a difference in the lives of 229 refugees.

Thank you!

 

Kira, Makenna, Emily, Gabbi, Brooke, Jenny, Dylan, Raegan, Julia, Kathryn, Danielle, Kassidy, Blaire, Gianna and . . . 

ABALO FLORENCE – 3 children ages 18,14,10

ABER JUDITH – 6 children ages 18,16,14,10,7,4

ACIRO SANTINA – 3 children ages 10,7,5

ADEE DOREEN – 6 children ages 16,15,13,13,10,8

ADIBO CHRISTINE – 5 children ages 20,17,14,10,8

ADOCH JENNIFER – 7 children ages 7,6,5,4,3,2,1

AKELLO ESTHER ODONG – 9 children ages 22,20,17,16,15,9,7,6,4

AKELLO PASKA – 8 children ages 17,16,15,9,7,6,4,2

AKOT JOSEPHINE – 5 children ages 12,11,10,8,1

AKUMU HELLEN – 6 children ages 3,12,16,18,14,5

AMOLO STELLA – 5 children ages 1,3,5,6,8

ANECK AIDA – 12 children ages 23,19,17,16,15,9,7,6,4,2,17,6

ANECK IRENE – 7 children ages 11,9,8,4,3,2,1

ANENO JESICCA – 5 children ages 18,16,14,10,7

ANYIRI ESTHERINA – 6 children ages 22,20,19,17,15,15

AOL ALICE– 7 children ages 13,5,2,15,17,18,16

ATIM MONICA – 6 children ages 4,3,1,7,5,10

AUMA ESTHER – 11 children ages 16,15,9,7,6,4,2,6,5,1,12

AYAMO DOREEN – 7children ages 15,9,7,6,4,2,6

AYOO JENNIFER – 4 children ages 15,12,9,5

AYO  SABINA – 4 children ages 15,12,9,5

AYUGI BETTY – 7 children ages 16,9,8,4,3,2,1

ACHAYO BEATRICE – 5 children ages 9,7,6,3,1

AKWERO SANTA – 6 children ages 14,12,11,1,3,6

KIKO MARY – 6 children ages 10,9,8,7

LABUK DOREEN – 13 children ages 23,19,17,16,15,9,7,6,4,2,17,6,6

LAKOT SYLIVIA – 6 children ages 16,14,13,8,9,6

LANGOYA JESICCA – 5 children ages 14,12,11,8,4

LANYERO CHRISTINE – 5 children ages 17,16,1,4,5

OCHAYA MARGRET – 8 children ages 20,17,16,15,12,10,6,8

OKELLO CHRISTINE – 7 children ages 13,12,7,5,3,1,10

 

More information can be found at:

www.PAPERbeadsFROMafrica.com   •   www.FUNDaFIELD.org

 

 

 

 

$31,687

MONEY RAISED
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  • Jason and Julia Allen

    $500

  • Anonymous

     

  • Theresa Sherry

    $50

  • Theresa Sherry

     

  • Theresa Sherry

     

  • Chris Molinero

     

  • Lexi Aldrich

    $50

  • Ngan Family

    $200

  • Anonymous

    $200

  • Jill Brandwein-Fryar

    $10

  • CFM, Inc.

    $100

  • Dave and Vicki Freeberg

    $250

  • Susan Klein

    $100

  • Paige Dearden

    $100

  • Margit Kretschmer

    $50

  • Coach rick

    $100

  • Bart Levine

    $100

  • Prof J

    $20

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Brian Cereghino

    $1,000

  • Sandra Meyer

    $188

  • Jill Pearce

     

  • The Berry Family

     

  • Anonymous

    $30

  • Anonymous

    $20

  • Janice Tabata

    $50

  • Jennifer Trone

    $25

  • The Rousseau Family

    $100

  • Gianna Bain

    $188

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Heather Fralich

    $100

  • Bob & Donna Cusick

    $50

  • The Editors

    $188

  • Shelli Ramos

    $25

  • The Torris Family

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Steffen Family

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $15

  • Nancy Fleming

    $75

  • nancy frahm

    $250

  • Maggie Broglio

    $188

  • Mary Ellen & Jack

    $30

  • Julie Silvers

     

  • Anonymous

    $60

  • Lauren Uhr

    $50

  • Joyce & Matthew McCarron

    $100

  • Tim & Vanessa Binning

    $100

  • Candace O'Brien

    $50

  • Jeff Coddington

     

  • Kappy and Sean Venezia

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $250

  • Jeff and Laura Carr

    $100

  • Nancy and Brian Mercer

    $25

  • Dan Franks and Eileen Bevans Franks

    $25

  • Dan Franks and Eileen Bevans Franks

    $25

  • The Briskin Family

    $50

  • The Stewarts

    $500

  • Alice and Bob Lesh

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Ruth Levine and John Perten

    $50

  • Ashley Hill and Family

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $20

  • Irwin Weiss

    $100

  • Darla and Jim Miller

    $100

  • The Gallup Familoy

    $188

  • Karyn, Kara & Caroline

    $100

  • Sarah Smith Orr

    $800

  • Ferbet Familyl

    $25

  • mary Brenkle

    $20

  • Herminia Legaspi

    $200

  • Isbell family

    $50

  • Diane Bartell

    $50

  • Don Mary

    $45

  • Dale Walsh

    $500

  • Mendes Family

    $400

  • Meyer Shorb Family

    $500

  • Watts Family

    $250

  • Frank Family

    $50

  • Judy, Phyl, Pat, Mary, Helen, and Nancy --Cursillo Prayer Group

    $188

  • Anonymous

    $322

  • Aaron & Kelly Kaplan & Family

    $50

  • Bob Michel

    $1,300

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • June Krug

    $250

  • Pam Dekker

    $100

  • Hopkins family

     

  • Belson Family

    $50

  • Claremont McKenna College

    $1,000

  • judy

    $25

  • Anonymous

     

  • Peter Adams & Family

    $752

  • Meyer Shorb Family

    $500

  • George & Mary Franceschina

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $110

  • Susan Witbeck

    $50

  • Anonymous

     

  • Brooke Knobbe

    $130

  • Sandy Storer

    $600

  • Lum Family

    $50

  • Michael Frank

    $100

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113% Raised of $28,000 Goal

The Team: $31,687 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

Fundraiser Title

Kira Weiss

Amount Raised

$24,469

 

87% Raised of $28,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Emily Reid

Amount Raised

$1,538

Fundraiser Title

Brooke Knobbe

Amount Raised

$1,335

Fundraiser Title

Gabbi Klein

Amount Raised

$1,265

Fundraiser Title

Makenna Smith

Amount Raised

$1,182

Fundraiser Title

Jenny Sharpe

Amount Raised

$500

Fundraiser Title

Dylan Ross

Amount Raised

$325

Fundraiser Title

Gianna Bain

Amount Raised

$288

Donor Comments

Michael Frank

Michael Frank

DONATION: $100

10 months ago

Lum Family

Lum Family

DONATION: $50

2 years ago

Sandy Storer

Sandy Storer

DONATION: $600

Happy New Year Kira and team! You're awesome and the women in Uganda are going to have a great 2015 thanks to your work. 2 years ago

Brooke Knobbe

Brooke Knobbe

DONATION: $130

2 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

2 years ago

Susan Witbeck

Susan Witbeck

DONATION: $50

2 years ago

Anonymous

Anonymous

DONATION: $110

2 years ago

George & Mary Franceschina

George & Mary Franceschina

DONATION: $50

2 years ago

Meyer Shorb Family

Meyer Shorb Family

DONATION: $500

2 years ago

Peter Adams & Family

Peter Adams & Family

DONATION: $752

2 years ago