PROJECTS – 2011
In January of 2011 IHA board personnel and
community volunteers loaded 1200 + lbs. of
humanitarian goods in a 20 ft. container and
shipped it to Uganda. Material collected over
a three year period by a number of non-profit
organizations included text books, 400 boxes
of freeze dried food, tools, and solar panels.
Orphanage Addition - Funded a 25 X 35 ft. addition to Hope Childrens Center, Iganga district. This addition doubled the size of the orphanage.
Public Health Seminars – Conducted public health seminars with approximately 170 women across six communities. Topics included Aids challenges, family planning and micro loans.
SUMMER 2009 HUMANITARIAN MISSION
During the summer of 2009 IHA, in conjunction with several other organizations and community volunteers, conducted a joint humanitarian mission to Uganda. During a three and a half week visit the teams accomplished the following projects:
Phase 2, Girls Dormitory – Added a 35-foot by 25-foot building to increase space for a girl’s dormitory at Byana Mary Hill Orphanage. Concrete pathways, patio, and steps were constructed for improved access (to avoid mud during the rainy season).
Women’s Health Seminars - Conducted public health seminars at seven communities involving over 900 women. The seminars covered a variety of health, hygiene, and reproductive issues. Topics included HIV and sex, menopause, breast feeding (including HIV positive women), infant and child nutrition, and drinking water. They also included women’s fertility cycle and making reusable hygiene kits (sample kits were provided).
Children’s Health Seminars – Provided public health seminars to over 600 children. Seminars covered the importance of hand washing and dental hygiene. The seminars were conducted in conjunction with the women’s health seminars.
Eye Glass Project - Eye testing was conducted for approximately 1000 individuals and approximately 800 pairs of glasses were distributed.
Sewing Machine Project - Provided manual sewing machines to three women’s groups and left funds for the purchase of two more. In return, the women agreed to help sew uniforms for schools and orphanages in their area and make hygiene kits.
Solar Energy Project - Provided 250 individuals with information on the use of solar energy for cooking and preservation of fruits and vegetables. Constructed two solar dryers and provided funds to several orphanages and schools for construction of four more.
Medications – Funded the purchase of medication to two orphanages.
Small Business Seminars – Presented concepts for small businesses to several women’s groups comprising about 450 women. Made plans to create a revolving loan fund to foster women-owned small businesses. It is hoped that money can be raised in the future to finance the fund.
Computer Donations – Donated laptop computers to two orphanages and one vocational school. The computers donated to the orphanages were equipped with math, reading and spelling software covering several grade levels.
ACCOMPLISHMENTS – 2008
Computer Donations – Donated laptop computers and books to the Uganda Martyrs Orphans Project.
Donated computers to a school in San Salvador, an orphanage in Kenya, and refugee families in Salt Lake City, Utah. Also donated a computer to the OFFUGO Educational and Cultural Trust Orphanage in India.
Food and medications – Donated funds to the Hope Children Center in Uganda to purchase food and medicine.
Donated funds to the Byana Mary Hill Orphanage in Uganda for medical supplies.