Join us in Minneapolis on Saturday, Dec. 4. We’re raising money for Uganda.posted: Wednesday, November 24th, 2010
In November, we somehow squeezed 180 beautiful people into a duplex, and raised just about $1800 for the projects of Just Health Network. One of those projects provided mobile fetal heart rate monitors for a public women’s hospital in Nicaragua, meaning that your supper money supported the health of the poorest women and babies in one of the Western Hemisphere’s poorest countries.
An estimated 2 million Ugandan children are orphaned.The majority of Uganda’s orphans are paternal orphans living with their mothers, many of who are HIV positive and whose health and well-being is paramount to the survival of orphans in Uganda. The problems encountered by orphans and children include stigma, discrimination, lack of food, limited access to healthcare, and risk for contracting HIV.
Your supper money will go Wellshare International‘s work in Uganda to improve the health and well-being of people living with HIV/AIDS, providing them with support and skills to care for themselves and their children. Wellshare’s Community Care Givers are Ugandan men and women who travel the districts to find and provide support to people living with HIV/AIDS. They help create kitchen gardens, which give orphans and people living with HIV/AIDS access to food to improve their own nutrition. And by selling their produce in the community, they also improve their economic livelihood.
You’ll feast on…
Ugali, a maize porridge
Lamb Groundnut Stew
Kunde na nazi, Chickpeas in Coconut Milk
Greens with Tomato and Onion
And more surprises…like foosball and billiards!
Email [email protected] for address and directions.