Unite recently received a fast-cycle $15,000 matching grant from an anonymous donor to construct safe, decent living quarters for those who have dedicated their lives to caring for orphans.
Since she was called to open St. Joseph's in 2000 to raise children who had either been abandoned and left for dead or orphaned by HIV/AIDS, Sister Crispina Mnate has been blessed with a small-but-dedicated team of men and women who have given their lives to serving her mission and the children (some of whom are pictured, right). With this extraordinary team, Unite is committed to providing everything these precious children need grow into independent, happy, healthy, successful adults and leaders of tomorrow.
Every dollar raised in this campaign will be matched by an anonymous donor so you will double your impact!!!
We will rebuild the existing staff house (pictured left), which is dilapidated, leaking, mold infeseted and extremely overcrowded. The new staff housing and volunteer compound will include toilets, showers and sanitation systems; electricity; a kitchen with piped water and stoves; enough bedrooms for the staff, their children and proper self-sufficient guest quarters for international volunteers who come to share their time, talent and expertise. Our goal is to raise the funds and build the compound BEFORE the coming rains in October/November.
Please consider a tax-deductible donation
to help us reach our goal.
Donations can be make online at www.uniteafricafoundation.org/donate/
or by mailing a check to Unite The World With Africa Foundation, 49 Whitney Street, Westport, CT 06880.
We have also partnered with the
crowdfundraising site Gladitood.com
for this challenge.
Click HERE to visit our campaign page.
(We also accept stock donations.)
Since Unite first began working with Sister Crispina in 2014, we have:
Completed comprehensive renovations of both the girls’ and boys’ dorms, the indoor dining hall and laundry facilities;
Installed rainwater harvesting tanks and water purification systems;
Purchased (and continue to fill) water tanks and grain and bean silos;
Built a full-scale kitchen with industrial stoves, an outdoor furnished and covered eating area, a chicken coop and goat pen (and continue to fill them with livestock);
Constructed new toilet and shower blocks for both the boys' and girls' dorms and installed proper septic systems;
Opened an on-site health clinic and connected St. Joseph’s to the local power grid;
Built the adjacent Heaven Pre & Primary School to provide a top-quality English-speaking education for the youngest orphans as well as hundreds of surrounding at-risk village children; and
Built a security wall to enclose and protect the campus (this project is underway).