I wanted to update you about the situation in our partner communities in Uganda. Like most of us in the US, schools and places of worship are closed and people are not allowed to travel or to be with groups of 10 or more. That is tricky with the average family size in Buyanga at 12 people.
Lack of food is a big issue. Prices of staples like corn and rice are rising. Some families of our students at Buyanga and Tikkun Olam Primary Schools do not have enough food to feed their entire families. We know that some of our students are eating only one meal a day.
Because of the extraordinary situation, we are using some of our stored food supplies to help those in need who do not have enough food. We are grateful to all of you who have contributed to our farm lunch programs. This has been a lifesaver for many, many students.
As we await the next harvest in 2 months, we ask if you can help us feed those in need. Just $75 will feed an average sized Ugandan family for a month.
Any amount will help us buy food for students and their families who are struggling.
May you all stay healthy and well during this unprecedented time.