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"The world needs to understand that there is a viable way of caring, and of being part of a solution for the lesser fortunate in terms of - not keeping them where they are, and "we're the saviors coming and giving them food" and all that. No, no, no, no, no... but, just like I got a leg up in my life, give someone else a leg up."
- Magatte Wade, Senegalese entrepreneur & change-maker with a passion for creating positive change in Africa through economic freedom. Podcast: The Heart of the Cheetah

A Noble Cause

At this grassroots stage of our development, your generous investment and sponsorship provides the necessary fuel for us to become fully self-sufficient through agriculture, providing a solid foundation for these children to not only survive, but to thrive, even with the most basic of human needs: wholesome food, safe shelter, clean water, clean air, physical & mental health care, and creative, wholistic education to prepare them for their future.

During the current famine, drought and inflation crisis in Uganda,

these are the highly processed, non-nutritive

survival foods we can currently afford for

33 children (16 of our kids are pictured):

White bread, rice or corn flour, and cooking oil.

Growing children need protein as well. Help us invest in 

hens for eggs, goats for milk, rabbits and pigs for meat.

All of these can be multiplied to contribute extra income

toward the Desire Kids' monthly needs.                                                                     

 

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Three Phases of Development

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SMALL GIFTS MATTER TOO

With just three humble international donations, we were able to supply better quality food, with the addition of eggs and milk.This food sustained all the children for two weeks, and there was enough left over to buy them all new shoes as well! Monthly sponsorship will include wholesome food.

 

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Patroned by Folklore LLC

We have simplified our needs into phases: Short, Medium and Long Term goals.

THOUGH MONTHLY SPONSORSHIP FOR EACH CHILD IS OUR TOPMOST PRIORITY,
please indicate whether you prefer your funds to be used in restricted or unrestricted ways. Restricted means that the funds are to be used for a specific purpose, which are listed in the phases below.

If you would like to earmark your gift as 'unrestricted.' This means we are free to use any surplus funds as we see fit. (Examples: unforeseen emergencies, birthday/holiday gifts/parties for the children, transportation, educational excursions, etc.)

Our most pressing needs are listed below. 

PHASE ONE

URGENT TOP PRIORITIES 
Amounts are listed in US dollars. Exchange rates vary regularly depending on the country and world economy.
Please check your country's currency against the Ugandan Shilling UGX
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Sustainable Support
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Patroned by Folklore LLC
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Please be aware that the description of the loss of our beloved Goloba Ibrahim is tragic and disturbing. The story is in the fund link. 

One of our goals in 2023 is to generate a stream of monthly sponsorships so that we can move to Phase 2 of our development plan toward self-sufficiency.

Please consider adding us to your monthly budget in whatever amount you are able, and contribute directly through our PayPal Giving portal.

Because of the current structural obstacles in Uganda, we are challenged to meet each crisis as it comes, with very rare opportunities to build enough of a surplus of funds to see us through the year smoothly and without great stress. As you might imagine, this makes healthcare emergencies particularly difficult.

We really don't want to have to put out calls for emergency support anymore. Once we achieve NGO/Nonprofit Status, tax-deductible donations can be made right here on the website. Currently, thanks to our patron, Folklore LLC, the opportunity to make a monthly automatic credit card donation is now a reality. 

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MAKE IT MONTHLY!

A monthly sponsorship of just
$50 per child (x 26 = $1,300 total) covers ALL expenses from food, healthcare, sanitary supplies, and rent, to all school fees and supplies! Sponsoring as a group makes it so easy!

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PHASE TWO

MEDIUM PRIORITIES FOR 2023

  • NGO STATUS: $778-800 (One-time investment.) Although we are proud to have achieved official incorporation, we are working hard to gain our NGO/Nonprofit status as an orphanage/residential school, so that your investment donations can become tax-deductible and our kids can be educated together on the premises. This will be much easier to achieve once the children are in a safe, stable situation. 
 
  • FARM LAND: Costs TBD: Once we have achieved our PHASE ONE priorities and have moved all 32 children out to the village, we would like to set up a small farm so that Bugingo can move from the city and devote 100% of his time and energy to farming and caring for the children's needs. He is an accomplished, professional farmer, and will, with his crops and livestock, sustain the children and sell produce as a means of income for himself, his mum, and Desire Child Care Foundation. 
 

 

PHASE THREE

BUILDING THE DREAM

  • DESIRE CHILD CARE RESIDENTIAL ARTS-BASED SCHOOL
We have already begun designing our beautiful home for compromised and vulnerable children. With the help of designer Nangonzi Sarah, we have created a vision of how our compound might look:​
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Buildings:
a) Girls Dormitory
b) Main Hall (with library, prayer/meditation chapel & common room)
c) Classrooms
d) Classrooms
e) Toilets
f) Administration Block
g) Teachers Housing
h) Boys Dormitory
i) Sick Bay
j) Dining Hall/Kitchen/chicken coop
Also: Sports area, pool, playground, open central courtyard, orchard, agricultural food-growing areas, flower gardens, and shady trees for climbing and sitting under.
In time, we will purchase land to build on, farm on, and provide a safe home for underserved children, early childhood to adulthood. We will provide them with a well-rounded, arts-based education in the heart of nature. Every child deserves a loving, clean, and welcoming foundation to build their lives upon. They are the future of Uganda, of Africa and of the world. Help us make this dream a reality.
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Sponsorerd Desire Kids

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Thank You to Our
Kind Family of Donors!

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T. Nabulime           Folklore LLC H.C. Allen            D. Dinkmeyer       
J. Dinkmeyer
   
      I. Graham      M. Cotter               F. Gardner       
J. Martinez            C. Gefter         J. Leight                J. El-Hai         
T. Light.                 K. Wolking      R. Bratton              P. Eaton           
Say What Gallery  T.R. Logan        G. Hinds             C. Pollock         
E. Bailey                J. Chong          T. McCracken      Anonymous     
S. Kim                   Anonymous       P. Valle              W. Moriarty   
Y. Gueheneuc        Saúde Integral Ltd. - Dr. Jakob      Anonymous     
Garner Solutions LLC  E.Shin            E. Eggenberger
   D. McCauley   
J. Lia                     Anonymous        T. Russell            M. Acedo       

E. Liston                 
P. Christiansen    P. Jones              J. Collins        
J. Quillen               Y. Gourlay          C. Moceri          D. Antilla       
P. Oswald              D. Pacheco          L. Shapiro         M. Olimb       
R. Hanson            A. Schmidt        P. Schmidt        S. Myron        
G. Mauboussin       L. Spoon            T. Moore           Q. Smith         
Brand X Concrete Pumping                
D. Weed            S.Cialone          
G. Reilly                R. Perrone.           Anonymous       D. Kelsey           
B. Sedlachek          A. Cvicela.          M. Ueland         A. Bushman       
T. Abramovitz 
       S. Pompetti          T. Shaw             N. Turner
C. Johnson.            L. Johnson           S. Hall               B. Johnson



 

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