We are excited to launch Stage Two of the Uganda Building Project! Kicking off from the success of stage one, we are going to raise the remaining amount to complete the building. Be sure to watch the video. Thank you for your generosity towards the project!
PROJECT UGANDA IS COMPLETE! THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT!
Watch the series highlight for the Project Uganda building project! Over one year the team constructed the massive building with the help from you, our sponsors and supporters! $37,524+ raised from 151+ supporters! Leaving a positive impact on Treasure Harvest Ministries and the community in Uganda!
CFM Design + Construct
Special thanks to CFM Design + Construct for donating 2 x hammer drills, 4 x masonry bits and team shirts!
What is Project Uganda?
The Plan for Stage Two
The huge and unexpected positive response to the first web series was incredibly encouraging – with all funds raised in the process going directly to paying for materials, equipment hire, and wages and food for the local labour.
For phase two, we are more experienced and better prepared. We have engineered designs for the building and are proceeding to source materials and equipment. We have employed a small team on site to hand-make the bricks we will use to build the walls of the building.
We will be on the ground there for 10-14 days. The project will be documented in a 4-5 part series, showing you what we are up to, where your contribution has been spent, and the difference it has made. We will document the preparation and building process as well as our interactions with the community.
Of importance to our cause is to capture from the locals how they feel about the project and how it will affect them. We will teach as much as we can during the course of the project, but also hope that the publicity will nurture lasting partnerships and ongoing benefit to Treasure Harvest Ministries and the community they serve.
How can you help?
In order for us to continue stage two of the project, we need financial support. All travel, board and food for the volunteers is self-funded and all donations to the GoFundMe campaign was directly used to pay for materials and local labour. Stage 1 of the building project cost $13,000. That went to cement, sand, aggregate, reinforcing steel, equipment hire, etc. The balance of the funds raised was banked and will be used for stage two. Stage 2, including the walls and roof, is estimated to cost around $29,000. The walls around $8,500, the structure and roofing $16,000, local labour, equipment, transport, etc around $4,500. If we are able to raise more than this, it will go toward interior fitout and installation of water tanks.
Any contribution goes a long way and we can’t thank you enough for your generosity and impact you will help to make! As a small thank you from us, we will feature you or your organisation on our posts.
The Beginning of Stage One
Details regarding nature and size were very vague – but we had amassed a group of 9 who were keen to give anything a go. We created a gofundme page, and proceeded to arrange several small fundraisers, achieving just over $5000 for us to take with us.
They had managed to buy a plot of land and start construction of a small house without kitchen or running water. We arrived in January 2018, and found that they had excavated (by hand) footings for a huge building – 27m long, and 12m wide. They were aiming high!
We were a little taken back. But gradually began to make plans and commence construction.
After the first few days I released the first episode, showing friends and family what we were up to. Overnight the donations rolled in!
During that 2 week period we produced over 120 tonnes of concrete, to complete the footings and slab. We installed a water tank at the house and constructed a basic indoor kitchen. The 6 episode series reached over 22,000 people, and raised a total of $25,000.
The scale of the building meant that we were unable to finish it that trip – but that we would be back for phase two, with more funds and skills – to finish what will be a massive asset to this community – used as a church, school, refuge.