Updated: Dec 19, 2019
After years of dreaming, planning, and saving, our dream has become a reality! On January 1st, 2019, our Ugandan director Ronnie Sseruyange found the perfect property to become a permanent home for Jajja's Kids. We acted quickly, and by mid-January the purchase was complete! We were fortunate to have enough funds saved to buy the property and begin work on the unfinished structures.
In February, U.S. program director Diane Reiner and board member Connie Frisbee Houde traveled to Uganda to spend time with the children and staff, and lend their thoughts on finishing the new home. They met with a local architect, and together with Ronnie made plans to complete the unfinished home with a modest design and possibilities for future expansion.
With about $20,000 left from the purchase, work has begun. Electricity and water have been hooked up and the septic system is under construction. The brick fence surrounding the property is being finished, and two metal gates have been built and are ready to install. Twenty thousand bricks were purchased to complete the fence and house, and each brick was counted before delivery!
The goal is to have all work done and Jajja's Kids moved into their new home by November of this year. We estimate an additional $50,000 is needed to sufficiently complete the house, so fundraising for our permanent home continues.
You, our generous supporters and donors, can help us continue making progress as we shrink this pile of bricks while completing the walls of Jajja's Kids' new home.
Stay tuned for more updates! 🇺🇬