Place of Refuge Village will be a completely self-sufficient village with its own dairy, water, agriculture, textiles, chicken, and beef. We will be providing and creating jobs, vocational training, character training, schools, churches, and homes for the people in Northern Uganda to facilitate in changing the lives of the next generation. With the ending of the war millions of people living in IDP (Internally Displaced Persons) Camps have no place to go. After 20 years of their current living conditions they have acquired no skills to support themselves and/or their families. By first giving and teaching them skills, then relocating them, and continuing education they will be able to sustain jobs and support themselves and their families. Orphans from the IDP Camps and the Banda Ghetto will be incorporated into this village, growing up in loving environments. This will give them a chance for the future.
The village will be located about 30 miles west of Kampala and spread over 300 acres. This fertile land will have access to adequate groundwater and will allow for livestock and crops to provide a sustainable food supply. Each of the 200 families resettled to this village will have a four-room dwelling. The dwellings will be arranged in groups of three with each sharing a communal cooking, laundry, shower, and toilet facility. The village will consist of the housing units, a non-denominational church, a school system (consisting of primary, secondary, and vocational schools), a community center, a health center, and a marketplace. The village will be enclosed to allow for enhanced safety. The goal is to build the community using products that are sustainable for many generations, in essence multiplying the impact that our project can have on these people’s lives.
We are awaiting charitable donations to make the land purchase. Working with knowledgeable and reputable architects we have nearly completely the design phase.
To make this dream a reality, the estimated cost of the project is $3 million (USD). We are raising all monies through charitable donations given as one-time gifts or recurring payments.
2. You can mail a check directly to “Kids Inspiring Kids” at 3601 Fowler Drive, Austin, Texas 78738. Please specify “Village Project” in a note or on the check so that we can appropriately direct your funds.
3. You can provide a check to one of our volunteer fundraisers to be deposited directly into the Kids Inspiring Kids account.
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