WORK BEING DONE
Sickle Cell Patients (Sicklers)
We are currently serving over 79 Sickle cell patients. On the 17th of September 2009, four of the children were taken to Mulago hospital (the main hospital in Uganda) for review and were seen by Professor Ndugwa (The only sickle cell specialist in Uganda). On the same day it was decided by the Sickle Cell Association in the meeting that they would conduct a Sickle Cell Sensitization in Kayunga. I will be for one day only. We were hoping for a 2 day meeting. We are planning for an attendance of 200 people that may have Sickle Cells together with their guardians/parents. Our budget for this event is $600 USD.
BIosand water filters
In Sept, 2009 we were ablet to distribute 50 bio-sand water filters to families having persons infected with HIV/AIDS or those who have lost their loved ones to HIV/AIDS.
Altogether, during the delivery of the biosand water filter molds about 400 persons including children were met. The major challenges we faced during the delivery of the bio-sand water filters included the following:
1.We underestimated teh distanc ein the sense that we thought the activity would be accomplished in one day, however, it took 2 days.
2.On both days of the delivery, it rained heavily, making some of the roads impassable.
3.The truck we rented broke down on day one. Fortunately it broke down after we had finished the days work.
4.Transporting 25 molds on one small truck was quite challenging in the sense that some of them got small damages because they were so close together.
We are trusting God to provide us with a used truck. On the whole, the people were hapy to receive the bio-sand filter equipment and are looking foward o the the installation. We anticipate being able to make more molds and distribute them in the near future.
Thank you for your support. May the Good Lord Bless You All!
Prichard Kavuma, National Coordinator, Tender Mercies
In 2007, Harvest Seed International Foundation was introduced to Pastor Ronnie Nsubuga, who is the founder of Tender Mercies Outreach Ministries, Inc. Tender Mercies Outreach Ministries has a work in Jinga, Uganda, East Africa. Tender Mercies ministers to children who have been affected by the AIDS virus, and are now orphans.
These children are placed into homes where they are given food, shelter, education, and they are able to grow up in a family environment. The families that raise them are given the support and education they need to make sure that these children grow up in a safe and nurturing environment. The parents who raise them are not only given food to help feed the children, they are also taught family hygiene/sanitation to help fight against the AIDS virus. They are also provided parenting skills to make sure the children are being well taken care. Vocational training is given to the guardians to help them become self sufficient.