In September 2014 the mother of these 2 precious children died 3 months after giving birth due to lack of post natal care in Kampala. Eddie was 5 years old and Chloe only 3 months old, they are now in the care of their grandmother whom we have been able to send financial support through fundraising to enable her to five Eddie an education and for her to set up a poultry farming business as well as sustenance farming to support and feed the children.
Since September we have raised funds and sent parcels to the family and are regularly in contact with a local pastor who has a compassionate interest in their well being.
20th November we sent a total of 47kg of baby bottles, formula milk, nappies, bedding, basket, clothing, shoes, nappy bag, boys clothes toys, books, stationary and learning resources with a few extra gifts for grandmother to Uganda to bless the children and grandmother during their time of bereavement.
25th November a further £100 was gifted to the family to buy any food or other essential items that can be sourced locally.
22nd December the children were admired to hospital with malaria and everyone rallied together to send them some extra cash for hospital bills, mosquito nets, medicine and extra fluids £50 was donated!
1st January 2015 at the strike of midnight we reached our target of £500 to bless the family and encourage grandmother to start a business to support herself and the children, a week later we totalled £620! Thank you everyone for investing in their future.
23rd January the first instalment of the families money was sent to them which was used to pay for Eddies school fees so that he could return to education as this was something that could not happen without assistance after his mother died. Grandmother also used some of her money to buy some chickens for poultry farming and for growing on her land and buy bulk foods for the children.
15th April our pastor friend was able to meet with the family and give us an update with photographs of the children and grandmother happy and doing well in their village home.
May 2015 the second instalment of the families money was sent to them to pay for Eddies school fees and to build a chicken house so that grandmother can expand her business producing more eggs and chickens for market.
4th June I am informed that the chicken house is up and Eddie has been recognised for his hard work in school and is 2nd out of 38!! Chloe is approaching her 1st birthday and both children are looking happy healthy and strong in their most recent photograph.
As you can see we have many photo updates as well as letters from Eddie thanking everyone for their generosity and love. Thank you all on behalf of this family for believing in them for their future.