Gift CatalogueA gift to a family can bring so much happiness

Gift Catalogue

Provide annual school Materials for a child without a sponsor - $30

Many children fail to go to school because their guardians cannot be able to raise both school materials at tuition. Provision of school materials would encourage a guardian to concentrate on raising the tuition required since some schools may allow children to study on credit. There is no credit that can be given for the materials that the child uses to study. Support children in this category.

Provide a goat and two chickens to a family - $90

Chickens are easy to raise and easily naturally multiply on the family. Chicks require little money, space, or food to thrive and grow — making them an ideal source of income for a vulnerable family. Chickens provide fresh eggs that are rich in protein and nutrients, and extra eggs and chicks can be sold to pay for basics. Each family that receives chickens is asked to give back hatched chicks to help another family in need. Goats are also easy to look after and can multiply. A family can sell a goat to keep a child in school.

Purchase a milk cow for a family - $250

Through zero grazing a family can look after a cow very well. It will in turn give them milk and cheese which can help protect the health of an impoverished family. The extra protein and calcium are particularly important for growing girls,
 since most of their bone mass is developed by the time they reach their twenties. This gift will also allow the family to earn money at the local market by selling extra dairy products and the cow’s offspring — especially critical for those left without the support of a husband and father.

Dress two Children ~ Purchase a dress for a girl ($25) and a pair of trousers and a shirt for a boy ($35)

When children cannot dress properly, their confidence is ruined and development is hampered. Instead of moving forward to meet their opportunities, they shy away. And when they do not get warm, death is unavoidable due to especially Pneumonia.

Purchase 2 piglets for a family to rear - $80

Like goats, pigs are easy to raise because they can eat leave which work as food and as medication. The pig gives many piglets in a single litter which can be sold to get an income for the family. This income can be used to get other basic needs of the family and/or support a child in school.

Purchase a water filter for a family or school - $75

Every living thing needs water and not just water but clean water. All over the world, access to clean water means the difference between surviving and flourishing. There has effort find clean water and unfortunately the much effort is needed with the ever growing population. In Rakai like in many parts of Africa, waters sources are very contaminated leading to diseases like dysentery and diarrhea which kill many children. One water filter can support the targeted families and the neighborhoods. Living along the equator, for many children the overhead sun leaves them no option but to drink any water that they find.  The existence of water filters save the guardian the worries of a mid-night diarrhea.

Stop Malaria Deaths - Purchase 1 bed net and medication for a child with Malaria - $65

In a country where Malaria remains the major cause of death for especially children, there will always be those that are in need of proper treatment. We have spent more on Malaria treatment than on any other disease. After treatment, the best procedure is to give that person a mosquito net.

Provide 3 meals per day for a month to a family of 6 people - $200

It may come to you as a surprise but some families struggle to get at least one meal in a day. Due to climatic changes leading to very poor harvest, some families find themselves without any meal in a day. You can support such families.

Purchase an assortment of farming tools for a family - $200

Subsistence agriculture is the dominant economic activity, employing over 85% of the people in Uganda. Crops grown include bananas, beans, potatoes, cassava, maize, sorghum, finger millet, fruits and vegetables like tomatoes, pineapples, onions and cabbage. However, the lack of tools by some households has denied them chance to grow enough food for the family. Many such families have land where they can grow food but they lack tools and seeds. You donation will help buy a household the appropriate tools and seeds to solve the problem of food scarcity in the family. When the harvests are high, the surplus can be sold for an income to buy other needs of the family.

Purchase 2 quality soccer balls for a school - $50

Children around the world love soccer. The doctors will tell you that it is good exercise and keeps them healthy. Due to extreme poverty, no money can be spared for such ‘pleasures’. Consequently, instead of kicking real soccer balls these children kick around makeshift balls made of plastic bags and old clothes tied with strings or old cords. And because they do not have playing shoes, they end up hurting their feet with some of them losing their nails. The worst is that their talent is never developed! You can save many talents by giving this gift to a school.

Share in the construction of a 4 roomed cemented house for a family.

Every human being must rest and the usually at night. Unfortunately for some mothers, this is time to worry about what might happen to them. They either feel unprotected or under great worry of being buried in the rubble in case their house collapsed. They are worried about any weather changes because every weather element affects them negatively. Their day sums up without any rest because they are looking for food during the day and are worrying at night. Every year we identify two families that are in the greatest need. Each house provides permanent shelter and therefore good health for between 6 – 8 people. You can take a step.

If you need more information, go to Rakai House Construction Estimates


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