Thank you for considering giving to Kibo Group this year!
Every December as we look back on the year, we are grateful for your support of Kibo Group. We rely on the hard work and generosity of people in Uganda and the United States to make our work possible. We are thankful for your support.
This year, our board of directors spent a lot of time clarifying our mission statement. This is really important because we want you to know what your time, money and energy are supporting. Here is our new mission statement: Kibo Group is a faith-inspired nonprofit that partners with East Africans to pursue local solutions for poverty and injustice to help communities flourish.
Clean water, efficient stoves, healthy families, trusting relationships and working latrines are all important parts of a flourishing community. During the last fiscal year, we partnered with over 40 communities in Uganda to live out this mission. Here are a few highlights from the last year:
Our mission calls for local solutions, so we work hard to partner with the people we serve. We work with local Water Users Committees to repair wells using mostly local resources. Kibo Group does not pay for or build stoves, we teach the process. We have not built or paid for a single latrine, but people in 13 villages will soon benefit from ending open defecation in their village because of their own hard work.
In Kigalama Village, an elderly man was having trouble repairing his damaged house but was still living there even though it was unsafe. Abraham and Duncan had asked people in the village to plant trees together and collaborate on other projects that would improve lives. During a meeting, the group was reflecting on the parable of the Good Samaritan in which Jesus tells us to “love your neighbor as yourself.” As the group considered the lesson, they realized that they had a neighbor in need: the man living in an unsafe house. They agreed that if they were going to take the parable seriously, they should find a way to help their neighbor. So they made a plan, and the community is working together to make bricks to repair the house.
In the face of problems like water shortages, sickness, and lack of economic opportunity, fixing one man’s home is a small step that signifies a big shift in thinking. For communities to thrive and flourish, people must work together to solve big and small problems. Our work and mission is focused on partnering with people so they can learn to work together to create a flourishing community.
During this holiday season as you prepare for your end of year giving, please consider a donation to Kibo Group. The work of finding local solutions to problems faced in Uganda is a long-term project that takes long-term commitment from supporters like you. Thank you for considering a one-time gift to Kibo Group or becoming a monthly supporter. Just follow this link to donate:
Thank you for your support!