₪2,239.00raised of ₪14,000.00 goal goal
My name is Namusoke Christine Miiro. I am 69 years old (born in 1951). I have been a subsistence farmer my whole life in my native village of Kalagala, which is in the Mukono district of Uganda.
I am a widow, and my only relative is my orphaned grandson Moses who works in the capital city Kampala. He visits me every weekend and helps me with all my needs. Despite my reservations, he has encouraged me to share my story with the world and to ask for help in my urgent need.
On October 4th, 2020, my village experienced a storm with very strong winds and heavy rains. Six homes were destroyed, including mine. One person died. The roof of my house fell in and the building fell apart. I was injured severely in the head as I tried to get out of the house in the dark.
My grandson Moses was alerted and came to take me away to the hospital in the city. I was hospitalized for a month. Then my grandson couldn't afford the hospitalization fees and the medications anymore and brought me back to the village.
He is now paying a neighbor with a large family to host me and care for me. He is also building me a temporary shelter where I can have privacy and recover better.
My head injury is healing slowly, and I still suffer from severe headaches. Moreover, my high blood pressure and coronary heart disease have become exacerbated. Beforehand, my heart problems were under control and the medication was affordable, but after the accident, I am doing much worse. I feel constant pain on my left side.
The medicines prescribed by my physician Dr. Hilder Nsubuga for the next two months cost 800,000 Ugandan shillings (equivalent to 216.50 US dollars). That is a sum my grandson cannot afford. It is more than three times his monthly wages. The charities in Uganda are overwhelmed and refused my request for help. I need urgent financial aid and am reaching out to you.
While the medication is my most pressing need, I am also desperate to get help rebuilding my home, which is completely destroyed, including the solar panel that had provided electricity. The other five homes that were destroyed in the village by the storm have been rebuilt already by the relatives of the residents.
But my only relative is my grandson, and he cannot afford to rebuild my home on his own income. The builders estimate the cost of a simple new house at UGX 11 million (USD 2973.17) and the solar panel can cost UGX 450,000 (USD 121.61 USD) an impossible amount for us to pay on our own. So I turn to you for help at this time of homelessness.
Finally, in the long term, my dream is to see my grandson complete his degree and have a chance at a better life. I don't have anyone except for him who is close to me. My husband died 23 years ago. My only son Nsubuga David died from severe malaria ten years ago. His wife died in childbirth giving me my only grandson Moses, whom I have raised instead of his mother.
Moses is now 26 years old. He was an Information Technology student at Ndejje University until three years ago. When his financial sponsor ran out of money, Moses had to drop out in his last semester. Now he works as a tank dipper for Nile Energy in the capital city Kampala, earning a meager UGX 8,000 (USD 2.16) a day.
The completion of his education would cost UGX 3 million (USD 810.86). For him this would open a window into a brighter future. His dream is to become a self-sufficient Information Systems maintainer as well as help the mothers and orphans of Uganda's villages.
Because he himself was orphaned at birth, he cares deeply for other orphans and mothers at risk. During his spare time he travels to villages promoting prenatal care among soon-to-be mothers with care packages and distributing food and clothing that he has collected for orphans. I believe in my grandson and want to see his dreams come true.
I ask you to help for the sake of God's love and human brotherhood. I am a devoted Catholic and Moses is a Christian who follows Jesus with all his heart. I trust in God's care and providence and carry my cross with faith and hope. I believe that whether you are a Christian or not, if you are a person of good will, you would look with compassion on my situation and donate what you can from your heart. Every person counts! Thank you so much in advance for your kindness.
Urgent medication for two months: UGX 800,000 (USD 216.50)
Home rebuilding: UGX 11 million (USD 2973.17)
New solar panel: UGX 450,000 (USD 121.61)
Completion of degree: UGX 3 million (USD 810.86).
TOTAL: UGX 15,250,000 (USD 4,121.88)
(PS. Uganda and her currency aren't supported by GoGetFunding.com, so this crowdfunding campaign was created by Moses' friend Leah who lives in Israel. She will make sure that the donated funds are transferred directly to Moses Miiro. She asks that anyone who can donate in cash offline do so in order to avoid extra fees from GoGetFunding.com and PayPal. She may be reached at [email protected]).
- Moses Miiro
- Campaign Advocate
Moses Back in College!Update posted by Leah Hananel at 09:04 pm
At the end of June, 2022, we finished paying off the hospital debt for Grandma Christine's life-saving surgery. Thank you to all who helped, especially to my good friend Renatya!With that behind us, and Grandma getting better (though still living with a friend instead of in her own home), we. . . . .
Medical debt accomplishmentsUpdate posted by Moses Miiro at 04:01 pm
We are almost finishing the funds for the appendicitis surgery, to God be the glory and much more thanks and blessings to Sister Leah for the big heart towards us.... And we pray that God will provide for the new house as he has enabled us to work on the
Warm Blanket sent to Grandma!Update posted by Leah Hananel at 05:10 pm
As you know, all of Grandma Christine's belongings were destroyed when her home fell in during a horrible storm in October one year ago. She is still homeless, and is living at a friend's home who herself is a poor, elderly village woman. Thankfully, by God's grace, we were able. . . . .
Operation Successful!Update posted by Leah Hananel at 08:26 pm
If you would like to contribute to paying for her operation's hospital bill or towards rebuilding her home, please contribute!
Acute AppendicitisUpdate posted by Leah Hananel at 06:22 pm
Grandma Christine has been suffering from acute appendicitis for the last week and needs urgent surgery to save her life. Unfortunately, the doctors won't operate unless she can cover the medical bill of UGX 5,000,000 (USD 1,390). If you can help by sending a MoneyGram directly to Moses Miiro in
Moses sick with malaria and typhoidUpdate posted by Leah Hananel at 07:07 am
Moses is suffering from headaches and backaches due to malaria and typhoid. He is on medication. Some days he is so weak that he cannot work, which means he cannot earn his daily wage at Nile Energy and pay for his grandmother's care. Other days he works despite his illness.
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