Instead of sending Christmas cards by post this year, we have donated to a wonderful charity Power for the People (PfP).
Focusing on helping communities help themselves, PfP took part in Big Give Christmas Challenge to help Paorinher, a community-based organisation based in Northern Uganda. The aim is to build a farm and service centre which will help to give local people sustained food security. When we made our donation, it was doubled in the Christmas challenge.
Paorinher stands for Patongo Orphan Infant Health Rehabilitation and its work is focused upon the welfare of HIV + children and their affected families.
In our photo is Paorinher’s founder Raymond Oko with two of the children Paorinher has been helping since June.
Guido is a double orphan with HIV. He is severely malnourisheid and stunted so although he is 15 years old he looks like a boy of eight. When he arrived at Paorinher he was feverish with swollen glands and had suppurating sores. But a few months down the line, this bright, ambitious teenager has caught up quickly on his schoolwork and he is aiming to be a solar engineer.
Colletta is 12 years old and as HIV. She was caring for her four siblings when the charity found her, foraging in the bush. She is also extremely bright and is studying hard so that she can become a matron.
One of the main aims for the income from the farm is to fund more orphans at to they can sponsor an orphan’s board, schooling and medication at Paorinher for £150. For more information about Paorinher visit http://www.paorin.org and for more information about PFP click https://www.pfp.global
If you too would like to make a donation you can do so via this link. £150 will sponsor an orphan’s board, schooling and medication at Paorinher and give them the start I life they deserve.