Exeter Business Raises the Roof for African Children’s Charity Project

An Exeter business has donated funds for essential building work at Child Hope Ministries, an orphanage in Uganda, as it helps put a roof over the heads of the charity’s growing number of vulnerable children.

children-at-child-hope-ministries-ugandaExeter-based waste management business Devon Contract Waste connected with the charity three years ago through a mutual friend who volunteered at the orphanage. Since then, the business has helped Child Hope Ministries founder Joram Muwanguzi develop a business plan to generate money, construct a school house, employ a full time teacher, and cover rent during difficult times while land for a new larger children’s home was purchased. Donations have so far exceeded £5,000.

Building has now begun on the new children’s home and Devon Contract Waste has donated vital funds for the building’s new roof. The donation of £1,000 will meet the cost of all roof supports and covering for the new home for 30 orphan children.

Exif_JPEG_420Simon Almond, Managing Director at Devon Contract Waste commented: “We are very proud to support Joram and Child Hope Ministries in the work they do to help the children lead a normal life with a solid education. We are receiving regular updates from Joram and it’s exciting to see the project coming together but there’s still a long way to go. We would like to encourage other Exeter businesses to get involved and donate by visiting Child Hope Ministries’ Give A Little webpage.”

Devon Contract Waste will continue to work closely with the charity’s founder to provide a safe home and education to children in the town of Jinja, Uganda, who have lost their parents to HIV/AIDS. The waste management business also supports other charitable projects in Mali and Kibera.

Joram Muwanguzi commented: “Simon and the family at Devon Contract Waste have brought much love from so far away to support our project during some very difficult times. I am very grateful for Simon and the Devon Contract Waste family for helping us achieve all that we have.”

To make a donation or to find out more about Child Hope Ministries, visit www.givealittle.co.nz/cause/childhope

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