This is a woman who has been a part of Heshima since the beginning.
She has had an extremely difficult road she's had to walk as a widow.
Will you help her reach her goal of creating beautiful craft pieces, jewelry, and purses to sell locally?
We need One-Time donations and monthly partners to keep this vital ministry going each month.
Here is the report from our staff on the ground in Lumuli:
Sarah Kisakye is a 36 year old woman with 3 children ages 15 years (girl), 9 years (girl), 7 years (boy). She is now pregnant with the 4th child. All four of her children are fathered by different dads. Her 15 year old daughter just gave birth last week.
She has been an active member with Heshima from the time we started our ministry in lumuli Village till today.
She left her village after the father of her 1st born died. She came to Kampala and started staying with different people. She got pregnant again and had no help so she found help from pastor of the church where we gather for community outreaches. She was under their help for all that time for the last past years. When she got pregnant again, pastor was very disappointed in her and asked her to leave his home and go seek help from the father of her unborn baby. To him, it also showed a very different picture to the people that are not born again.Sarah is an evangelist and people are so disappointed in her. Sarah is now homeless; she sleeps in different homes. She recently got a place in an unfinished building owned by another church where she will be staying in the mean time until the baby is born and she will see what to do after that. The father of the unborn baby is not interested and doesn’t want to hear anything concerning the pregnancy. When Sarah went to tell him that she was pregnant, he almost killed her. After that day he never picked up his phone calls again.
There is a lady that is giving her help in terms of food. She does crafts like bags, table mats, necklaces etc. Sarah has been helping her make them and after they sell them, they would buy food in return and other small needs. Sarah thinks that if she had her own capital, she would make her own and this lady would help her sell them and she gets money to care for baby.
We partnered with Mercy for Mamas, another ministry serving women in Uganda, and were able to get Sarah a Mama Kit, which we gave her yesterday. She was so happy because she had no money to buy any of the things that were in the kit to help at the birth of her baby. Phiona - our staff on the ground - is proud of Sarah. She exhibits initiative and has researched which items will sell well locally.
Sarah dreams of continuing to create and get better at the local crafts. This will cost just under 600,000 shillings - which is roughly $200. Would you partner with us to make her new business a reality? As always, our projects are considered "Micro-Investments." Each women, after she becomes profitable and can pay for normal expenses, begins to pay back her investment into our community fund, which will go to fund MORE projects for the women.
Would you partner with us? $20? $50? Do you have a Sunday School class that could rally together and raise all $200? We are featuring Sarah and 7 other projects this fall that we would love to get funded ASAP if at all possible! Please email us at email@example.com with any questions.
Can you donate $25? Any number is welcome, but if we can get 12 friends to share $25, we are funded!!
We will keep you updated here with a percentage of what has been raised! Thank you so much for considering helping her!