PROVIDENCE FARM

In the summer of 2016, SASCU Staff, students and missionaries and local workers teamed up to begin developing land that was graciously given to them.  They named it Providence Farm, meaning “God will provide”. Through generous donations the team built a large goat shelter, and cleared land to plant eucalyptus trees, various vegetables and maize. Most importantly, they built a well that provides fresh water to Providence Farm and surrounding families.  An additional well was built for solar powered irrigation for crops.  All projects are moving toward the goal of future sustainability.

CHILDREN’S VILLAGE

In following our mission to provide a sustainable and safe home for vulnerable orphans, we made plans to construct a missionary home and dorms at Providence Farm. Through prayers, hard work and generous donations, we are making great strides!  In 2017, construction of a solar-powered farmhouse began and was completed. This missionary house was built to provide housing for Innocent and Gloria, as well as teams that come to serve.  In 2018, the girls’ dorm was built and in 2019, the boys’ dorm was completed. Also in 2019, an outdoor kitchen was built that feeds multiple children, staff, and volunteers.  Early in 2019, SASCU began to fill the new dorms with orphaned boys and girls. These precious children now attend school daily, and are well cared for.

We are forever grateful for the generous donations given.

THE PROJECTS

In 2016, SASCU/Providence Farm was given 18 adult goats to start their herd; and many are now giving birth!  The goat herd has grown to over 140 healthy goats, and goat pens and a shelter has been built.  In addition, SASCU has planted eucalyptus trees, vegetables, beans, maize, and citrus crops.  A chicken pen and several coops have been built and the flock is growing.  As donations are given, SASCU will continue to expand the goat herd, chicken flock, crops, eucalyptus trees, and maintain the farm.

SUSTAINABILITY

SASCU/Providence Farm’s goal towards sustainability is through the development and growth of the farm land; breeding of animals; and donations and sponsorships to provide for the on-going needs of the SASCU orphans and other vulnerable children.

2019 GOALS REACHED

It’s been a busy year and we excited that many projects have been completed!

  • Fill and ship a 40 foot container with goods to help reach the below goals
  • Build and furnish a boys’ dorm at the farm
  • Build a kitchen at the farm
  • Move orphans from inner city to Providence Farm
  • Expand goat production

CURRENT OPPORTUNITIES & NEEDS

  • Funding for transportation of children to and from Providence Farm to school for the 2020 school year ($5,000)
  • Purchase a used van ($6,500-7,000)
  • Finish out a bathroom inside the missionary house ($3,000)
  • Build a new 4 hole toilet/ outdoor bathroom at the farm ($5,000)
  • Help with community outreach, which involves meals, some counseling, rescue and placement of street children ($5,400 for 2020)
  • Construction of the soccer field at Providence Farm for community outreach and the SASCU children ($6,500)
  • Continue to expand goat production
  • Providence Farm Partner ($100 monthly) Sponsors education, housing, meals, uniforms, medical, and general needs of a child

 

 

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2019 Update

Thank you for partnering with Good Earth through your purchases, donations and prayers to help us share the love of God with orphans and vulnerable children in Uganda.

Through generous donations, the boys’ and girls’ dorms are complete with bunk beds, mattresses, sheets, pillows, dinner tables, and mosquito nets.  Twenty SASCU orphans now live at Providence Farm Children’s Village.  Also, the newly built outdoor kitchen is complete and our sweet house moms, Hope and Sarah, serve porridge, rice, beans and fruit daily.  Some of this is grown by Providence Farm.

During our stay, our team first spent time playing and connecting with over 100 kids at SASCU Future Hope School.  So much energy!  Next, we joined SASCU staff in their weekly community outreach to feed beans and rice to street kids living in the slums, and encourage them. They are always so grateful!  Most of our time was spent at Providence Farm, connecting with the precious orphans!  We played games, made crafts, sang songs, learned about Jesus and read a lot of books! These orphans have such joyful spirits.

Our team painted a 20 x 50 ft. fun and whimsical mural all about music, worship, and faith in God.  They loved it!  We also painted a 20 ft container, which was donated for storage, and put each of the kids’ handprints, as well as the workers and ours, on the front.  We are happy to report that the 40 foot container, filled with donated items, has arrived in Kampala, Uganda and will soon be taken to Providence Farm.  Updates and pictures coming soon.

We planted rows of red beans and harvested crops.  During our time there, 40 new pregnant goats were purchased and delivered through a KMF grant.  Our herd went from 92 when we arrived, to 146 by the time left, with babies being born every day!

God is on the move in and through SASCU ministries and we feel honored to be a part of this journey; it’s a beautiful thing.  Would you consider partnering with SASCU as we love and care for orphans and move toward sustainability? Donations are 100% tax deductible.  Any and all donations, monthly or one time, will positively impact these vulnerable children.  Together, we really are making a difference in the lives of these amazing kids!

 

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Save the Street Children International

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15601 Cantrell Road
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