Our largest enterprise is the development of about 100 acres of communal land in northern Uganda. The land is naturally a combination of jungle and heavy brush and hand-clearing is quite the laborious task. It is being hand-cleared and planted with crops of corn, beans, ground-nuts (peanuts), and pine trees to name a few. Started in 2010, this project provides labor and food for the surrounding villagers and the first farm became self-sustaining in 2015. About 120 women are currently involved in this project and yet only 1/4 of the land has been cleared. Your donation will help with the further clearing and preparation of the land for more women and widows to not only provide sustaining crops but crops for market.
2018 UPDATE: Litters and litters of piglets have been produced and distributed to the women! 42 women have now benefited from this project. Started in December 2013 the women's Piggery for widows in northern Uganda is already producing healthy piglets and income. Eventually, about 60+ widows will benefit from this project. The local clan has even provided the women with land for them to grow feed crops for the pigs. Expansion of the "barn" is slated for 2019.
Started in 2012 these women who live on the northwestern slopes of Mt. Elgon were highly motivated to learn a trade and have their own business. This was the very first micro-enterprise Thomas Charities funded and trained. About 20 women completed their training and have begun to train other women, paying forward their knowledge and experience. They became self-sustaining in 2014. Many other women groups are waiting for training in the remote villages in northern Uganda where the future Community and Training Center will be built to reach over 2,000 people with vocational training.
We also accept donations of books (any kind), sewing supplies, school supplies, and medical supplies.
Please contact us below if you have any of those item to donate. Thank you!
Please send checks to the following address:
P.O. Box 88 Landenberg, PA 19350
International: P.O. Box 1597 Gulu Uganda
Please fill out the Contact Form on the Get Involved page to let us know if you are interested in joining a team. Doctors, Nurses, Pastors, Accountants, Students, and Homemakers - all are welcome!
As you can imagine, it takes a significant amount of funds to provide the services.
Any donation is greatly appreciated and fully tax-deductible.
We are a 501(c)3 Tax-exempt Organization.