Tuesday, 16 December 2014

The children have moved in to the Muvuma Orphanage!

Asante Sana - Thank you! 
Twenty-one orphans have a loving home this Christmas!  A huge thank you to everyone who helped to make this happen!
The children moved in on the 14th, unfortunately there were camera problems but we will get it sorted and will post photos as soon as we can. A family of three siblings joined the original group of 18 children the day they moved in! As soon as we  raise the remaining $10,000 to finish the bathrooms, kitchen area and install interior doors and a ceiling, another thirty or so orphans can be rescued from the streets of Kahama. Do contact us if you would like to receive information on how to sponsor an orphan.

The numerous donated resources in the shipping container include a high compression brick machine designed and built by Lawrence Slind, Bill Lauritzen and Ron Ryde
Our 40’ shipping container is in Dar es Salaam and will soon be on its way to Kahama. One Person President and co-founder Brenda Lowe and Peter Smythe and Ron Ryde are departing on Jan 14th to begin our smallest ever One Person Volunteer Trip. Brenda and Peter will be recruiting local volunteers to help empty and distribute the container resources, and Ron will be setting up the brick machine and providing training to set up a brick-making business at the Muvuma Orphanage. As ever, everyone pays their own way on these trips! You can see pictures and stories from the trip on facebook and our blog.

For more information, to volunteer or to make a donation contact me , mail to The One Person Project, 10108 Julia Street, Summerland, B.C. V0H 1Z5  donate on-line or make a payment into our account at the Summerland Credit Union (Summerland, British Columbia).  

               Strengthen one person - strengthen the family - strengthen the community.

UPDATE: The brick machine is not at the orphanage, it is not practical to run a business out of there at the moment. We have loaned the machine to two young men and Ron provided hands-on training.