CHRISTIAN FOUNDATION FOR
COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT (CFCD)

Report -- December, 2012 (Year End).

 

The bible tells us that there is no man who puts his hands on the plough and looks back is fit for the kingdom of God. To serve God, one needs to have a great vision accompanied with zeal/determination and thanks be to him because he is always ready to be on our side to make us victorious. We at Christian Foundation thank God because of all your prayers, financial and material support that has enabled us to go through 2012 and to cross over to 2013. I know your sacrifices to the work we are doing. It is not easy for someone who is in the thousands of miles away to think about a hungry and sick person in Africa if he doesn’t have a large heart and respect for God. There are so many people richer than you in this world who have not done what you are doing. What I know is that God can not disappoint you and you are storing your riches in heaven because according to the scriptures the one who gives the poor borrows God!

For the last two years, world economies have been shaken. We have been reading in news papers and hearing of economic hardships in the States, Europe and other areas. One would think that in Africa it is going to be a disaster because most of our countries depend heavily on donor aid. In Uganda things have not been good either but I thank you for continuing to stand with us in bad times. People here are still predicting harsher times in 2013 but the Lord who brought us together to serve him will make us victorious when we trust in him. His ways are not mans ways and when we reach a point of surrender that’s when he comes in to act and strengthen us. On behalf of Christian Foundation for Community Development, I say thank you for all your support and we look forward to continue working in partnership with you. Peace.

 

CFCD Achievements in 2012.

In the midst of limited resources and high commodity prices, we were able to use what was within our means to reach out to the sick in the hospital and prisoners in Mayuge and Morukatipe prisons. When you reach Tororo, there is no doubt that our presence is felt among the communities especially those whom we serve at Tororo hospital and the main government prison. Christian Foundation ministry has done great work to give hope to those who are hurting in these places. We have preached the gospel, provided drugs, food, hygiene materials and many other basics to those who are sick and in prison and by doing this so many lives have been saved. All these things that I have mentioned are needed if a person is to have good and complete health because the bible tells us that Jesus came to give us life in urbandancy. It’s very difficult for a sick person to heal when he has drugs but without food.

Our communities here are vulnerable to hunger because they depend on a hand hoe to feed, buy clothes, pay school fees and pay for medication. Because of producing little, they are ever moving in a cycle of poverty because they sell the little food they harvest to access other needs in life which becomes hard for them to live a dignified life. When serious sickness attacks them, it becomes a disaster but when we come in to talk to them about Jesus, provide food and medicine, we give them the hope of living. They get the energy (after getting healed) to go back to their villages to embark on how to make ends meet. I mean, to take care of themselves and their families.

1 We have been able to dispense drugs to 7200 patients’ at the outpatient’s department majory antibiotics for children and we have continued to support those who get admitted at the facility with drugs which the hospital doesn’t have in stock. This is a great step compared to 2011 but it has come at a sacrifice because we have not helped many to access surgeries and x-ray scans due to limited resources. The x-ray scan services are not at Tororo hospital and the sick have to go to outside clinics or outside tororo district to Mbale.

2 We have staff stationed at the hospital to offer services of cooking poriadge for children and dispensing drugs. Everyday we have people there.

3 We have an evangelism team that preaches and prays for the sick at the hospital and prisons six times in both facilities.

4 With the technical advise from the hospital nutritionist, we were able to improve on the poriadge we serve children by introducing Soya in millet to boost the nutrition.

5 We were able to sustain the support to malnourished kids by providing milk.

6 We were able to help five patients to access surgeries.

 

Set backs/Challenges.

1 Before the year ended, we postponed the x-ray/ scan help due to the enormous need of providing drugs to children.

2 We abandoned a program of sanitation improvement at the hospital due to lack of funds. Remember, we had begun by extending water services to serve different wards and rehabilitating toilets and shower rooms.

3 We need more funding to improve and extend our services towards the communities.

4 We need a van to help us in transport to prisons and hospitals (helping in referrals).

 

Future Plans.

This year, we intend to extend our services to Mukuju Health Center IV. I have already informed the District Health Officer in writing pertaining this and he has given it a go ahead. In our development objectives, we plan to empower the communities especially prisoners in life skills like soap making, candle making and others. We are also planning to establish an early childhood development center if funds will allow. We have ever helped start one but we abandoned it due to financial constraints but we believe in God to succeed this time.

 

Money we Received in the Year 2012 from Donors for Hospital/prison Ministry.

In 2012, we received fifty five million shillings from the donors. This money helped so much in buying drugs, food, hygiene materials for the sick and others. It also helped us buy bibles for hospital and prison ministry to give to those who accept the Lord. May the good Lord bless the work of your hands all.

 

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 Rice 50 kgs 3500 175,000
2 Bananas 4 bunches 25,000 100,000
3 Irish potatoes 30 kgs 1500 45,000
4 Millet flour 100 kgs 3000 300,000
5 Beans 30 kgs 2000 60,000
6 Silver fish 1 sack 200,000 200,000
7 Meat 30 kgs 8000 240,000
8 Cooking oil 40 lts 6000 240,000
9 Bread 40 pkts 1200 48,000
10 Eggs 15 trays 10,000 150,000
11 Charcoal 2 bags 45,000 90,000
12 Milk 240 lts 1500 360,000
13 Juice 4 boxes 15,000 60,000
14 Sugar 50 kgs 3000 150,000
15 Soap 4 boxes 72,000 288,000
16 Toilet tissues 8 cartons 20,000 160,000
17 Sanitary pads 30 pkts 3000 90,000
18 Disinfectants 2 boxes 41,000 82,000
19 Allowances     300,000
20 Transport     350,000
21 Communication     200,000
22 Drugs     1,354,000
  TOTAL 5,598,000

 

F I N A N C I A L   R E P O R T
INCOME SHILLINGS
Bal c/d 22,000
Donations 5,000,000
Our contributions 20,000
TOTAL INCOME 5,042,000
LESS EXPENDITURE  
Food 1,648,000
Drinks 570,000
Hygiene materials 620,000
Drugs 1,354,000
Allowances 300,000
Transport 350,000
Communication 200,000
TOTAL EXPENDITURE 5,042,000
Bal c/d 00

Some items don’t have receipts because they are not found in formal businesses. Thank you so much for your support throught 2012. We look forward to continue working with you.

Report by,
Eric Sabiiti Alinda.