Friday, March 19, 2010

Our first contribution to the orphanage this year

Today, Monica and I sent $450 to the orphanage to cover the outstanding school fees for Veronica’s final year of secondary school. Secondary education is not free in Uganda, and Veronica has extra fees because she boards at a school in Kampala, five hours away from the orphanage.

The fees for her school year are about the same amount that was raised through the sale of jewellery. So, for those of you who made a donation for one of the pieces – wear it proudly! You helped send a girl to school.

Also important, is that by making this contribution, we have eased the demands on the orphanage. It means that the UK charity involved can focus more of their funding on child survival – ensuring babies have formula, children have food, medical bills are paid for and that other basic necessities are covered.

This reminds me again of how easy it is to help these children. We only have to give a little for them to receive so much.

Thanks again for your support.


  1. That's great Karen, school is so important. I'm sure she's very grateful.

  2. Thanks, Jen. It's very exciting to know we could raise money for something so important so quickly, so easily. KS