Project: Project C.U.R.E. Lacor Hospital
Project Goal: Provide one container with $500,000 worth of medical supplies and equipment to Lacor Hospital benefiting over 250,000 patients seen at the hospital and surrounding clinics per year; container will then be repurposed into a bunkhouse for farmhands
Purpose/Benefit: Project C.U.R.E. is the largest provider of donated medical supplies and equipment to developing countries around the world. Lacor Hospital is a private, non-profit hospital serving more than 250,000 patients annually with a vast range of diagnostic, therapeutic and preventative medical services. Children five and under comprise 32% of the patients. The hospital is also at the forefront of health training in Uganda — 350 resident students attend the hospital’s schools for training in nursing, laboratory and anesthesia practices, health education and AIDS counseling services. Lacor also serves as a university teaching site for the Government University of Gulu Faculty of Medicine.
Project: Project C.U.R.E. Moyo Hospital
Project Goal: Provide one container with $500,000 worth of medical supplies and equipment to Moyo Hospital benefiting over 250,000 patients seen at the hospital and surrounding clinics per year; container will then be repurposed into a store for St. Thomas Aquinas College.
Purpose/Benefit: Pending Content
Project: Cows for Peace
Project Goal: Fund 17 more cows by year-end 2018, bringing the total of Pipeline-funded cows to 50
Purpose/Benefit: Rwandan genocide destroyed communities, broke trust and shattered relationships, leaving vulnerable people without a safety net. The process of reconciliation requires issues to be addressed holistically—poverty, malnutrition and family relationships cannot be separated. The Cows for Peace project uniquely touches on all these points as it unites different programs of CARSA. Designed as a three-step approach, this program starts with trauma healing and forgiveness workshops, and ends by providing an impoverished offender and survivor of genocide with the shared responsibility of owning a cow. After workshops and reinstating community, a cow is given to the survivor and the offender. It stays with the survivor’s family, but both share the responsibility of caring for it, bringing the offender’s family to visit regularly. The first calf that is born is given to the offender’s family in a communal ceremony as a sign of restored relationships. Because poverty is one of the biggest obstacles to reconciliation, these issues must be addressed together. Cows provide milk, manure for fertilizer and biomass, and (after reproduction) meat; thereby strengthening the beneficiaries’ incomes and giving reason for hope for the future. Cattle-breeding is a status symbol in the Rwandan society and restores the self-esteem of the beneficiaries. The goal of Cows for Peace is to enable all participants to experience a trustful cooperation between former opponents and improve their personal circumstances as well as those of society as a whole. This experience causes a sustainable difference in the attitude, mindset and behavior patterns of the participants and thereby fosters unity and rehabilitation in Rwandan society.
Project: Container Bunkhouse
Project Goal: Convert container into bunkhouse for farmhands
Purpose/Benefit: The Project C.U.R.E. container that is being delivered to Lacor Hospital in Gulu, Uganda will be purchased and relocated to Sister Rosemary Nyirumbe’s farm which is located near Atiak, Uganda. Pipeline Worldwide recently sent two students to train at a vocational agricultural school. These graduates now run the farm and oversee the 75 prisoners who also work on the land daily. The container will be converted into a bunkhouse for the farmhands. The food grown on this farm serves the women and children who attend St. Monica’s Vocational School and preschool. It also supplies their restaurant that is also located on their compound. (*Sister Rosemary Nyirumbe was voted by TIME “Top 100 Most Influential People” in 2014 and was a CNN Hero Recipeint.)
Project: Container Store Project
Project Goal: To convert 40’ shipping container into a store
Purpose/Benefit: The Project C.U.R.E. container that is being delivered to Moyo Hospital will be purchased and relocated at the campus of St. Thomas Aquinas College in Moyo, Uganda. It will be converted into a store that will be used by the school. The school just recently finished its first phase of construction. When completed, this school will serve 800+ students, most of whom are orphaned or from disadvantaged families. St. Thomas Aquinas College will supplement a traditional curriculum with vocational training, peace & conflict resolution, and moral and spiritual formation.
Project: Batwa Duplex
Project Goal: Complete two duplexes to house four Batwa Tribe families
Purpose/Benefit: CARSA sees a society where genocide survivors and their direct offenders are reconciled — where peace and unity flourish above all. This seemingly impossible reality is occurring through CARSA’s various initiatives that address the holistic needs of reconciliation and healing in post-genocide Rwanda. CARSA exists to reconnect genocide victims and their offenders, empower youth for sustainable peace-building, empower communities out of poverty, and disciple children as followers of Christ. These duplexes will house four families from the Batwa Tribe.
Partner: Canon Abuc Memorial Primary School
Project: Canon Abuc Pit Latrine Project
Project Goal: Provide six pit latrines to Canon Abuc Memorial Primary School
Purpose/Benefit: Pipeline Worldwide is working to provide safe and accessible drinking water and other catalyst WASH resources to communities in Uganda. The project focuses on implementing relational solutions that help Ugandans sustainably pull themselves out of poverty. The latrines for Canon Abuc will enhance sanitation and overall hygiene, for the 100 students who live and learn on campus.
Project: GUIU Sewing Machine and Material Project
Project Goal: Provide 30 sewing machines and sanitary pad material for 250 girls
Purpose/Benefit: GUIU is a young-women-led organization working to provide young women and girls with opportunities to succeed and thrive as leaders in their slum communities through holistic education and economic empowerment that specifically addresses the cycle of poverty that leaves women economically dependent on men. The group facilitates a “Sewing Our Futures” project to enable disadvantaged young women to learn the skills necessary to become designers, tailors and seamstresses. With the guidance of a professional tailor, the women have begun to make fashionable dresses and accessories for local sale. The organization also offers training in reusable sanitary pad production to increase girls’ retention in school, along with overall health and hygiene.
Project Goal: Provide 20 sewing machines), mattresses/bedding for 40 girls and sanitary pad material for 500 girls
Purpose/Benefit: Set Her Free equips Uganda’s most vulnerable young women with the knowledge and skills that they need to lead self-determined lives, forever breaking the cycle of poverty. The organization provides rehabilitative and health services, as well as formal education and vocational training, in order to address multiple common challenges that threaten to derail the lives of young girls and women in Uganda. The program boards 40 girls during a six- month vocational training course, where they learn to make reusable sanitary pads and how to tailor as a trade. Sewing machines, sanitary pad material and is in need of mattresses, bedding, nets, and pillows for the dorms.
Partner: Moyo Babies’ Home
Project: Moyo Babies’ Home Van
Project Goal: To purchase a van for Moyo Babies’ Home
Purpose/Benefit: Many children and babies become orphaned during times of conflict and forced displacement. The nature of the conflicts in northern Uganda and across the border in South Sudan have made it especially difficult to find relatives of lost and orphaned children. Every child deserves a safe and loving environment to grow up in and that is exactly what Moyo Babies’ Home offers to hundreds of babies and children. Recently their only vehicle which was over a decade old broke down. Help us to purchase a new van to help transport babies to and from the local hospital and clinics.
Featured Past Projects
Partner: ASU Engineers Without Borders
Project: JOOUST Hydraulics Lab
Project Goal: The hydraulics laboratory, when completed, will provide an educational resource in the areas of open channel flow and pipe network analysis to the students of JOOUST. To complete these objectives, the project team will construct a support system with a centralized water tank, an open channel flume, and a piping network to the specifications provided later in this document. We will also be including an accompanying Lab Manual for all experiments that can be conducted with this equipment and an Operations and Maintenance Manual that will allow for proper upkeep of the equipment for years to come.
Cost: $15,000 COMPLETED
Purpose/Benefit: The project in Bondo, Kenya aims to work with the Jaramogi Oginga Odinga University of Science and Technology (JOOUST) to design and construct a hydraulics laboratory in the civil engineering department at the university. The hydraulics laboratory will include a variety of experiments that will teach students in the newly developed civil engineering program about different hydraulic concepts through a hands-on experience. During assessment and implementation trips in Bondo, by the Engineers Without Borders (EWB) team, the lack of lab space for the local engineering students was identified as problematic, as it precluded them from fixing some of their country’s problems themselves. It was determined that by implementing this educational tool, EWB will be supplementing the knowledge of local engineering students, who will then go on to use their skills to help solve infrastructure problems concerning water resources within their communities in Kenya.
Partner: Sewing Hope Foundation
Project: Jackie Fox Memorial Library
Project Goal: To complete and furnish a library for a preschool at St. Monica’s Vocational School Campus in Gulu, Uganda
Cost: $12,000 COMPLETED
Project Description: Co-founder, Jamie Nollette, helped raise funds to complete and furnish a library geared towards early education at Sister Rosemary Nyirumbe’s preschool. Jamie’s late mother visited the campus in Gulu, Uganda in November 2015 and as a former teacher, she was passionate about education and serving the poor.
Partner – Bless a Child Foundation
Project: Cancer Treatment for 40 children for 4 months
Project Goal: To supplement treatment for children with cancer during a drug shortage and lack of resources in Uganda
Cost: $10,000 COMPLETED
Purpose/Benefit: Over the year, a lot of progress has been made in treating cancer in Uganda but high mortality rates still prevail due to a number of challenges including lack of accommodation for admitted patients. Inadequately equipped health care facilities and the prevalent myth that child cancers are almost impossible to cure.
Bless a Child has come to appreciate lack of finances to meet medical requirements as a major challenge that jeopardizes pediatric cancer treatment outcomes. First, as much as the national health system (through Uganda Cancer Institute) tries to provide free cancer treatment to children, there is often the challenge of drug stock-outs. When drugs prescribed for a treatment regimen are out-of-stock at the Hospital, caregivers of pediatric sufferers are required to purchase them expensively from private pharmacies. Secondly, many tests such as blood works and scans that are required at different stages of cancer treatment are not sponsored and have to be paid for by caregivers of cancer patients. Unfortunately for majority of their beneficiaries, these costs are way beyond their means.
More often than not, by the time children reach national hospitals for treatment, their families are almost at the end of their financial/economic means. They have traveled hundreds of miles from home, have spent a lot of money seeking treatment for symptoms before finally being referred for cancer diagnosis and treatment. And as if that is not enough, they have spent significantly large sums on scans and blood work in the process of cancer diagnosis prior to initiation of treatment. Many times, the cost of medical requirements for cancer treatment becomes a deterrent for adherence to the prescribed treatment plan. Ultimately, some children will miss treatment, delay treatment or desert treatment, tremendously reducing their survival outcomes.
Bless a Child Foundation believes that they can save the lives of countless children if they walk with them all the way on their treatment journey. By subsidizing the medical costs of cancer treatment, children suffering from cancer will have better odds of survival.