Miranda Whitcomb Pontes here, in Mukono, Uganda volunteering with Ssamba Foundation. Initially I was assigned to Bidi Bidi Refugee camp but Uganda is on covid lockdown and travel to Bidi Bidi not possible. Instead, Issac Ssamba and his entire family welcomed me into their home to assist with immediate community needs.
Since my July 1 arrival:
We've identified rural villagers with no access to food since lockdown, purchased bulk dry goods, sorted and distributed to more that 500 people in need. Enough to last 1 month
Provided 1 month's supply food and funding for Kuza Orphanage, a place where abandoned children are taken in, cared for and provided education and trauma counseling through dance, singing and theater.
Began Phase I on a Community Resource Center that will provide educational and medical resources.
Rural outreach for any need such as medical attention, housing and food.
I am asking for your support after witnessing every dollar raised directly serving a need. A little goes a long, long way.
$3000 Community Outreach
$5000 Completion Phase 1 Community Resource Center
$1000 Solar power for resource center
$6000 4x4 transport van for reliable travel efficient resource distribution
Funding in Action
Distributing 1 months supply food to rural village families without access to resources since Covid lockdown
99 year old "Cowboy"
July 11, 2021 Provided on the spot medical treatment to Joseph, victim of hit and run. Then hospital care and family relocation to safe village where relatives can provide sustainable care.
Recital for us at Kuza to demonstrate the positive effects dance and theater have on kids at the orphanage
Community Resource Center
Community Resource Center day 6!
Why a van?
You get stuck in a 2 wheel drive after it rains and it rains often here
purchase/distribute large quantity bulk food
This is my first "Gofundme" campaign. Since arriving, I have been a part of every dollar Ssamba Foundation spent and witnessed the impact on countless people in need. I cannot continue to fund this work alone and graciously ask you for your support.
Thank you and with so much love, Miranda
- Keith Wolken
- Barbara Moutenot
- stephanie auerbach
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