An international children’s charity based in Hemel Hempstead has launched a Christmas crowdfunding project to assist with its work in Uganda.
Hope for Children, based in Bridge Street, is inviting as many people as
possible to give whatever they can.
Donors have the opportunity to engage more fully with their chosen project as they can opt to sign-up to receive specific updates from the charity via emails and webinars, together with tools to enable them to share and encourage their friends and families to donate via social media channels.
The 2015 Christmas Appeal focuses on three urgently-needed projects in the Namuwongo slum district of Uganda’s capital, Kampala, an area that is home to an estimated 20,000 people.
The projects start at just £160 to help a mother set up a business to generate an income for her family, but also include funding a community social worker for a year and providing a small library for the children, with books and internet access to help them with their education.
However, for these projects to go ahead, they will need to reach their targets by December 31.
Murielle Maupoint, Chief Executive of Hope for Children, said: “As a
Dacorum-based charity, we hope that our local community can really get behind
this appeal and give this disadvantaged community in Uganda a life-changing
“In Namuwongo most families earn less than 20p per day so even giving £1 will make a massive difference.”