March 2021 Newsletter
Hands that Rock the Cradle
Honoring Women’s History Month
Dr. Faith Philo Kunihira founded Bringing Hope to the Family in Uganda more than twenty years ago with a vision to provide care and support, restore hope and improve the quality of life of families and communities affected by HIV/AIDs, Poverty and Disasters.
She has personally funded most of her efforts, especially in the beginning. “No matter the cost, I have to take care of them. Caring for the disadvantaged is a dream come true for me,” she says. Kunihira adds she does this because she was also cared for by people she was not related to, who gave her a meaningful life. “I have to care for others just like I was cared for. I have passed through many people’s hands, if someone had not cared for me, I would not have been the person I am today,” she said.
Help Support Christine’s Spring Trip to Bringing Hope To The Family Uganda
Our founder, Christine Deschaine, will be in Uganda in May to support her Building Women initiative and
to dig a much-needed water well!
Ambulance Fund – **URGENT NEED**
Kaihura village is 25 miles, which is about a 45 minute drive, from the nearest hospital in Fort Portal and the journey is mostly on unpredictable roads. For the past several years, BHTF Uganda’s staff have been making ends meet by using personal vehicles to transport patients to Fort Portal, but it’s an uncomfortable, bumpy journey and there is limited accessibility to a vehicle when needed.
We believe it’s a basic right for the sick to have access to a safe, professional transportation vehicle.
The need is critical: We are urgently fundraising $50,000 to purchase an ambulance and pay for gas/driver to safely transport patients who cannot be treated at Hope Again Medical Center to Fort Portal.
If you would like to contribute towards our Emergency Relief Fund currently dedicated to purchasing an ambulance, please consider donating here.
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Linton is a fourteen year old boy who lost his father in a fatal accident. His mother
was left alone to care for Linton and his four siblings while battling HIV and is overwhelmed by her circumstances.
Linton is a well-disciplined and intelligent boy who is academically bright. We expect he will attend either Mandela or Nyakasura School on May.
$1,250 will fund Linton’s secondary education
Abigail is 14 years old and has been at the Bringing Hope orphanage since she was seven. Her father and stepmother are chronic alcoholics and could not care for her and her sister, so authorities brought them to us.
Abigail will be entering secondary school in May and will be studying to be a lawyer.
$1,250 will fund Abigail’s secondary education
After a full year of absence due to COVID-19, students were able to return to Mandela Boarding School this week. Great news!
Recent Orphanage Arrival
Little Daniel Ategeka’s mother died during his birth