CHRISTIAN FOUNDATION FOR
COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT (CFCD)

Report -- July, 2012.

 

BABIES IN THE INCUBATOR HANDED OVER TO SMILE AFRICA:

In the last three reports from Christian Foundation, I gave our website visitors the updates pertaining the orphaned twins that were being taken care of by our ministry at Tororo hospital incubator. It was not an easy job for these children to survive because we needed cooperation and support from the hospital medical staff especially those who work in the labour suit. Orphaned children in incubators without care normaly die especially those from poor families because the hospital doesn’t have resources to cater for such cases unless organizations like Christian Foundation come in to help.

Thanks to the press and midwives who were swift to inform us about the conditions of these twins. They had no father at hand to take care of them and their crippled mother died barely two weeks after she had been operated. The cause of her mothers death was plastic aenemia because she had began taking two units of blood after every two days.

When we talked to the doctors pertaining what could be done to save the life of the mother of the twins, they recommended some tests that we took to a Mbale laboratory and the results confirmed that she had plastic aenemia. From a family that was too poor, baby Eric and Ruth (named after the founder of CFCD and the Director Smile Africa) were destined to follow their mother in death. There was nobody in the family able to buy for them highly nutritious milk or even to buy sheets or clothes. The grand mother of Acheng was too poor and not knowledgeable on how to handle such children.

For sure these beautiful babies were to die had it not to be the press that made good Samaritans like Pastor Ruth who gave two tins of milk, a feeding bottle and flask. The following day, when I visited the twins CFCD was able to get for them all that was needed to take care of them. It was the beginning of a journey that took us three months and two weeks taking care of the twins.

God is a good God because for all that period we were able to supply all that the children needed especially milk. The milk formula has been expensive but our monthly support from hope4kids enabled us to cater for everything needed. Before the hope4kids left Uganda, we handed over the children to Smile Africa, an organization that takes care of Karimojong children. Pastor Ruth’s ministry being one of our partners, I saw it prudent to suggest to the probation office to allow her take care of the children.

Before the press and well wishers, healthy babies (Eric Opio and Ruth Adongo) were handed over Smile Africa to continue helping them up to when they grow. The ceremony was witnessed by the Hospital Medical Supretendant Dr Opete, hospital Administrator Damalie, the probation officer and the staff from maternity ward at Tororo hospital. We appreciate all those who supported us to support the children especially the American people who support us through hope4kids. We also thank the hospital staff and the Christian Foundation for Community Development because of the great work they did. These children needed a concerted effort for them to come out of the incubator. Without the trained medical staff and tireless work done by Christian Foundation, the children wouldn’t have grown. May the good Lord bless everybody.

 

Hospital and Prison Visits..

Besides other activities we are involved in to serve the community, spiritual outreaches is a must. We have a belief that our God is powerful and gracious to save both the body and soul. Yes we deliever hygiene materials and teach about hygiene in hospital amongst our other programs but without God all our support will be in vain because our support will benefit the flesh but not the inner man. In one of the outreaches, we visited the prison with Gene toth and his friend Rich. It was a touching testimony when Rich talked about how the Lord has helped him to overcome problems after he lost his dear wife!

Gene talked about how he encountered the Lord as a young man and how the Lord has enabled him to move on in salvation without any regrets. Each word that came from our team was inspiring and it made many prisoners to accept the Lord after Eric (the writer) summed it up with the gospel from the book of John 11. Thirty eight people accepted the Lord that day. We distributed the bibles to those who accepted Jesus. Altogether, sixty people accepted the Lord in prisons and hospital this month alone. May God continue to support everyone who supports us to reach prison, and hospital.

 

Transport Challenge.

Although we have many challenges, transport challenge is the biggest. The money we budget for transport is little and transport here is very expensive. I normaly hire or rely on friends of our ministry who have vehicles to help us in transporting patients who need referrals and to visit those benefiting in our programs. We fuel the cars but sometimes they are not available because owners want to use them.

On the same note we visit prisons as far as as Mayuge District which is about 80 km. Pray for us so that God gives us a vehicle to be transporting us for outreaches.

 

FINANCIAL OUTREACH REPORT

E X P E N S E S
Nos ITEM QUANTITY UNIT COST
in Ug Shs
TOTAL COST
in Ug Shs
1 Maize flour 60 kgs 2000 120,000
2 Rice 50 kgs 3200 160,000
3 Beans 30 kgs 2000 60,000
4 Bananas 3 bunches 20,000 60,000
5 Meat 25 kgs 8000 200,000
6 Cabbages 10 heads 1500 15,000
7 Spices     50,000
8 Cooking oil 40 lts 6000 240,000
9 Silver fish 1 sack 200,000 200,000
10 Charcoal 2 bags 40,000 80,000
11 Sugar 50 kgs 3000 150,000
12 Juice 4 boxes 12,000 48,000
13 Milk 300 lts 1500 450,000
14 Soap 4 boxes 72,000 288,000
15 Disinfectants 2 boxes 28,000 56,000
16 Tooth brushes 10 dozen 6000 60,000
17 Tooth paste 10 dozen 9600 96,000
18 Toilet tissues 4 cartons 20,000 80,000
19 Razor blades 30 pkts 4000 160,000
20 Drugs     1,805,000
21 Scan     40,000
22 Allowances     300,000
23 Transport     400,000
24 Communication     300,000
  TOTAL 5,418,000

 

F I N A N C I A L   R E P O R T
INCOME SHILLINGS
Bal c/d 108,000
Donations 5,000,000
Local Contributions 365,000
TOTAL INCOME 5,473,000
LESS EXPENDITURE  
Food 1,105,000
Charcoal 80,000
Drinks 648,000
Hygiene materials 740,000
Drugs/scans 1,845,000
Volunteer Allowances 300,000
Transport 400,000
Communication 300,000
TOTAL EXPENDITURE 5,418,000
Bal c/d 55,000

Items which receipts are not catered for are not found in formal businesses especially fresh foods. God bless you abundantly.

Report by,
Eric Sabiiti Alinda.