Hope for Children is delighted to announce the launch of our 2015 Christmas Appeal, Help Fund Hope, an innovative new crowdfunding initiative which will assist with the expansion of our work through our office in Uganda.
By using a crowdfunding approach, we are inviting as many people as possible to give whatever they can. Donors have the opportunity to engage with their chosen project as they can opt to sign-up to receive specific updates from the us via emails and webinars, together with tools to enable them to share and encourage their friends and families to donate through social media channels.
The 2015 Christmas Appeal focuses on 3 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 31st December.
Murielle Maupoint, Chief Executive of Hope for Children explained, “We believe the key to the success of our 2015 Christmas Appeal will be a deeper sense of engagement in these specific projects felt by the donors, so they have a better understanding of exactly how their money is being spent and the impact on the lives of the beneficiaries.
“We hope that our supporters will really get behind this appeal; in Namuwongo most families earn less than 20p per day so even giving £1 will help to change children’s lives and give them the childhood they deserve.”
To find out more about Help Fund Hope or to sign up click here.