Below is the latest note from Pastor George. They are near the end of the current semester and the deadline from the city regarding improvements completed/the school closing is fast approaching. We don't know if they will give grace beyond the extension they have already issued.
The kitchen property has been purchased, but construction is yet to begin for lack of funds. This is the only remaining renovation the city is requesting to be competed for the school to remain open. The next school term begins June 3. After reading Pastor George's words would you prayerfully consider being a contributing partner to help complete the kitchen project? It would be greatly appreciated. You can mail your tax-deductible contribution to:
Project Love International,
5855 Topanga Canyon
please write "Bukasa" on the memo line
Thanks in advance for considering this opportunity,
P.S. the loan Pastor refers to in his note is in response to info I sent him regarding a foundation near Kampala offering "micro-loans" to help locals launch small businesses. Once the $200 micro loan is repaid, the entrepreneur is independent of any outside financial assistance and can continue to provide needed funds for their families. Business owners are trained by a local volunteer in business practices, banking proceedures, purchasing, accounting, etc. Apparently he misunderstood and thought the loan might be for school improvements. So goes the slow progress of communication between USA and Uganda. I shall try again to clarify but his comment points to his concern about the state of the school and the responsibility he feels for making sure it succeeds.