I am super excited to share with you that I have been blessed with the opportunity to travel to Uganda this summer, July 29th – August 11th. I have wanted to go on this trip with the Ugandan Water Project (UWP) the last few years, and it is now a reality!!
The Ugandan Water Project (www.ugandanwaterproject.com) is a non-profit organization that helps to bring clean, safe drinking water to the African country of Uganda where clean water has not been available to 34% of Ugandans. UWP provides drinking water in the form of rainwater collection tanks, repaired borehole wells, and water filters. The UWP has installed over 350 rainwater collection tanks and has supplied clean water to more than 180,000 people!
I’m excited for the opportunity to partner with UWP as a member of Team #25 and visit existing rainwater collection tanks to track progress and assess needs in the communities they serve, while building relationships between sponsors in the US and communities in Uganda. We will also have the opportunity to participate in celebration services, teach hand washing lessons, complete basic repairs, and spend time with families in Uganda.
I love the domino effect that clean water can have on a Community such as more kids attending school because they don’t have to fetch water from miles away and fewer needs for medical attention because clean water means healthier families! I appreciate how this ministry partners with the Ugandan people in completing their mission. They have a full Ugandan staff who install and manage water projects in Uganda along with a staff in the U.S. My heart is for this type of ministry and I’m looking forward to seeing it fleshed out and learn better how to bring help through partnership. My heart is for long lasting impact and change.
I need to raise $3,500 to cover expenses for airfare, lodging, transportation, and meals as well as for team programs and activities while we are there. My upcoming deadline is $2,000 by June 4th in order for our team to purchase plane tickets, and I’ll need full funding by July 16th. I am looking for donations of $50 and $100 to help me reach my goal, but a donation of any kind would be greatly appreciated. I would love to have your partnership through support and prayer for this next journey in my life!