Meet the Leaders
Evaluate business model, accounting procedures and ongoing needs
Pray and Worship with Grace Missions Church Kawanda in Kampala, Uganda
Serve the Children
Interact & Organize Multiple Activities
Tour the Area
One day of sight-seeing to better understand the culture and geography
Many Ugandan girls drop out of school when they reach puberty and begin their monthly menstrual cycle.
They don't have or can’t afford sanitary
Some stay home during their monthly cycle and fall behind. Eventually they miss so much school that they just quit. Some leave school because they are embarrassed by not being able to control what is happening to them in public.
Young girls who drop out of school in Uganda will become subject to a number of detrimental outcomes. These include:
These girls need our help. Uganda is a poor country and half the population is under 15 years of age.
We are helping these girls by partnering with a local church: Grace Missions Church Kawanda in Kampala, Uganda. There is a young Pastor at Grace Missions who has a desire and heart for this particular mission work. Pastor Omar originally received a one-time donation to purchase two sewing machines and hire two girls to make reusable sanitary pads. Through additional supporter donations, Pastor Moses now has a total of five sewing machines. He has hired additional girls and has produced enough pads to date to serve approximately 450 girls (each girl gets three pads). However, at a recent site where Pastor Moses had produced and taken enough sanitary pads to serve 40 girls, 4,000 girls showed up. Clearly, many more girls are in need and many additional resources are needed to even begin to make a dent in the problem.
The most effective way to help is to send funds to pay for supplies and labor. Shipping is expensive and often doesn't reach its desired destination.
Pastor Moses uses the money we send to buy:
Since this is becoming full time work for Pastor Moses, he is also paid a stipend of $50 per month to offset transportation costs and living expenses.
Ultimately Pastor Moses hopes to expand production and storage facilities to fill the great need.
Transparency and accountability are important. We need to know that our funds are well used.
Pastor Moses sends pictures of purchased goods and receipts to track expenses. John Nichols (from St. Louis, MO) volunteers his time to double check this information and ensure funds are used appropriately.
A team from the St. Louis area is planning a Mission Trip to visit Grace Missions Church Kawanda in Kampala, Uganda. This Mission Trip will allow them to serve and observe this community in person. The group will be able to evaluate the effectiveness of the current business model and accounting practices being used as well as assess additional needs.