Saturday, August 4, 2012

Hope for Vulnerable Children Ministry

I'd like to take this opportunity to introduce you to a man I met recently named Rich Friday. He is a Christian pastor in charge of a ministry called Hope for Vulnerable Children Ministry. His ministry runs an orphanage in Kasese, Uganda, in east Africa. The orphanage cares for children who have been abandoned and neglected, and orphans whose parents could not afford to care for them. The orphanage provides food, shelter, medical care, and education for the children.

Rich contacted me recently and told me that the children in the orphanage would be taking exams soon, and that he didn't have enough money to purchase the exams. Unfortunately, I did not have enough money to cover the entire cost of the exams, but I was able to send him a little money to cover at least part of the cost. When the day finally came for the children to take the exams, Rich had someone take pictures of the children holding up their exams so I could see what my donation helped to provide. Here is a photograph of Rich and some of the children holding their exams:

Here is a photograph of the children taking their exams:

The orphanage depends totally on donations from local churches. Unfortunately, donations have been scarce lately. Rich told me recently that it has been over three months since his teaching staff has been paid. He is also having difficulty paying for the rent for the house that the orphanage uses for shelter. The rent costs only $95 per month, but when you're surviving on donations, even that amount is hard to pay.

If you would like to donate money to help Rich pay the orphanage expenses, here is his contact information:

Hope For Vulnerable Children Ministry / Hope Mission International Ministries P.O.Box 619
Kasese, Uganda, East Africa
Email: /
Tel: +256-772-965-381 / +256-752-965-381
Contact Person: Pastor Rich Friday

The best way to send money to the orphanage is by Western Union. Unfortunately, PayPal doesn't operate in Uganda. When you send money using Western Union, you have to send it to a person. Western Union won't allow you to send it to an organization or company. When you send money, specify Rich Friday as the receiver. When I sent money to Rich, I used the three-day service. I sent the money to Centenary Bank in Kasese, which is a Western Union agent.

Thank you in advance for any help you can provide to Hope for Vulnerable Children Ministry. God bless you.

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