The kids were so excited to receive soap!!
It's been awhile since we've given an update on Carepoint 68|5 in Kaberamaido, Uganda. During the last trip in early February, b.a.r.e. soaps sent over 150 bars of soap, in addition to shredded soap for laundry use. The bars of soap were used for a "hygiene care" package along with a toothbrush and toothpaste to promote oral hygiene. We still have significant funds set aside for some bigger projects we have in mind, and we hope to be able to reveal to you all soon what that will entail!
That being said, the Point Community Church, which primarily sponsors the Carepoint and who we partner with, has achieved some significant milestones since it first set up the Carepoint over 4 years ago. These include:
- Growing from sponsoring 50 kids to +150 kids
- The land that the Carepoint purchased is already growing a crop of maize for the children to eat. Food is historically the Carepoint's largest expense, and less money being spent on food means more money that can be spent on other immediate needs
- The Carepoint has gone from feeding the children 3 days a week to now 6 days a week
Check out all that maize!!
It is our hope that in the coming months and years, b.a.r.e. soaps will be able to further contribute to the cause and watch the community take off into something none of us can imagine. We are already planning on making some giant vitamin contributions for your August trip. Thank you all for your continued support! It's through your purchases that such impact can be created.