I made a dozen friendship bracelets yesterday. One of them took me a long time because I used a wheel (probably not doing that again!), but I can make the simple ones in about 5-8 minutes... So in general, this was a very small amount of time invested. A young friend made 3 for us. Our plan is to ask for a $1 donation for each, so that's $15.
Sounds like a tiny bit of money, doesn't it? Well, to us it is. But here's what $15 can do in Uganda:
* Pay the rent on a home in the slums for one month.
* Sponsor a child at Arise Africa for one month.
* Pay more than half of a primary school child's school fees for one term.
* Feed a large family for a month.
Please don't EVER think that being able to contribute only a little time or money isn't worth it. It can literally change a life!
This is Justin (Olum in Acholi) in the yellow. His mother was working in a hotel in Kampala as a dish washer. She made 1000 shillings a day, working 7 days a week... That's about 37 cents. A day. See what a little can do??
Thanks for your support!