Kalonga Transformation

The Story:

Kalonga is a rural village in the heart of Uganda.  When we first visited, the conditions were desperate.  The water source was the worst we had seen anywhere in the world.  Women and children walked 20 minutes each way to stagnant mud pits that were used by humans and animals alike and were filled with water-borne disease.  Not surprisingly, sickness was rampant.  The lines for the medical clinic were so long that families waited multiple days for care, and the death rate from malaria and dehydration (from water-borne disease) was high- especially among the very young.  The community had received no outside help, and they were simply trying to survive the day, with no hope for the future.

But, into these desperate conditions, God spoke a word of hope-- that things here could be different, that these lives could be transformed- physically, spiritually, economically.   And thanks to the generosity of people just like you, it is happening! Read More...

What's Next?

Rescuing lives by meeting basic survival needs will always be a part of what we do.  For example, now that most of the town of Kalonga has access to clean water, we are expanding into neighboring communities in Kalonga parish (check out the clean water project). However, our main focus in Kalonga is stepping from rescue to transformation. 

In this next phase of the Kalonga Transformation Project, we will focus on education and economic development.   Our goal is to facilitate economic opportunities for the town as a whole, creating jobs and commerce.  The newly opened sewing business is already a success, and the women are planning to open two dress shops- one in Kalonga and the other in the neighboring town of Mubende. The computer lab and internet café  will both provide computer training for the children and be a very profitable business.  We hope to rent farm equipment and the use of a maize mill to farmers and to provide micro-enterprise loans for individuals.  The profits from these businesses will be used to both reinvest in the businesses and to help hire qualified teachers for Hope & Care school and fund scholarships for students to attend Secondary school and beyond. 

The long-term development of a community depends upon the education of the children.  Therefore, a high priority is improving the education that the children receive.  Major goals include building a permanent school structure and improving the staff (hiring highly qualified teachers from Kampala).  These things need to happen in order for the government to recognize Hope & Care (and for the children to be able to take exams there).

 Check out the current projects below... 


Current Projects

Hope & Care Sponsorship

Just $30 a month gives a child hope and a future.

Location: Kalonga, UG
Budget: $103000.00

Goal: To build a beautiful school for Hope & Care that will last for generations.

Location: Kalonga, UG
Budget: $8500.00

Goal: To open a computer lab that will provide students with a computer education and use it as an internet cafe in the evenings to provide sustainable funding for Hope & Care school.

Location: Kalonga, UG
Budget: $9000.00

Goal: Provide mosquito nets for 450 families, protecting them from malaria and other diseases.

Location: Kalonga, UG
Budget: $7500.00

Goal: To generate income to help cover the costs of Hope & Care school, provide nutritious milk for the school children, and provide employment in the community.

Location: Kalonga, UG
Budget: $4900.00

Goal: Provide 100 desks and 10 blackboards for Hope and Care School.

Location: Kalonga, UG
Budget: $7000.00

Goal: Provide farm workers, student workers and animals water.

Location: Kalonga, UG
Budget: $2750.00

Goal: To rebuild the destroyed classrooms at Hope & Care school in Kalonga Uganda.

Location: Kalonga, UG
Budget: $10500.00

Goal: Purchase 20 acres of farmland that will provide daily meals for every student at Hope and Care School and subsidize school supplies and teachers' salaries.

Location: Kalonga, UG
Budget: $4300.00

Goal: To transform the contaminated mud pit in Kalonga into a safe, filtered spring box.

Location: Kalonga, UG
Budget: $7500.00

Goal: Protect 1,000 families from malaria and other life-threatening diseases.

Location: Kalonga, UG
Budget: $1200.00

Goal: To improve the education at Hope & Care school by providing new curriculum and teaching materials.

Location: Kalonga, UG
Budget: $32500.00

Goal: Provide 500 water filters for families in Kalonga parish.

Location: Kalonga, UG
Budget: $25000.00

Goal: Provide 250 water filtration systems and community water tanks and rain collection systems.

Location: Kalonga, UG
Budget: $5000.00

Goal: To provide widows and refugee families a quarter acre plot of land.

Location: Kalonga, UG
Budget: $6950.00

Goal: To create jobs for widows and single mothers as well as generate income for Hope & Care School

Completed Projects

Location: Kalonga, UG
Budget: $103000.00

Goal: To build a beautiful school for Hope & Care that will last for generations.

Location: Kalonga, UG
Budget: $8500.00

Goal: To open a computer lab that will provide students with a computer education and use it as an internet cafe in the evenings to provide sustainable funding for Hope & Care school.

Location: Kalonga, UG
Budget: $9000.00

Goal: Provide mosquito nets for 450 families, protecting them from malaria and other diseases.

Location: Kalonga, UG
Budget: $7500.00

Goal: To generate income to help cover the costs of Hope & Care school, provide nutritious milk for the school children, and provide employment in the community.

Location: Kalonga, UG
Budget: $4900.00

Goal: Provide 100 desks and 10 blackboards for Hope and Care School.

Location: Kalonga, UG
Budget: $7000.00

Goal: Provide farm workers, student workers and animals water.

Location: Kalonga, UG
Budget: $2750.00

Goal: To rebuild the destroyed classrooms at Hope & Care school in Kalonga Uganda.

Location: Kalonga, UG
Budget: $10500.00

Goal: Purchase 20 acres of farmland that will provide daily meals for every student at Hope and Care School and subsidize school supplies and teachers' salaries.

Location: Kalonga, UG
Budget: $4300.00

Goal: To transform the contaminated mud pit in Kalonga into a safe, filtered spring box.

Location: Kalonga, UG
Budget: $7500.00

Goal: Protect 1,000 families from malaria and other life-threatening diseases.

Location: Kalonga, UG
Budget: $1200.00

Goal: To improve the education at Hope & Care school by providing new curriculum and teaching materials.

Location: Kalonga, UG
Budget: $32500.00

Goal: Provide 500 water filters for families in Kalonga parish.

Location: Kalonga, UG
Budget: $25000.00

Goal: Provide 250 water filtration systems and community water tanks and rain collection systems.

Location: Kalonga, UG
Budget: $5000.00

Goal: To provide widows and refugee families a quarter acre plot of land.

Location: Kalonga, UG
Budget: $6950.00

Goal: To create jobs for widows and single mothers as well as generate income for Hope & Care School