DesanaGiving: Improving and Enriching the Lives of Children
DesanaGiving 2012 Annual Report
2012 was a good year for DesanaGiving.
Visitor, this year for Desana was an exciting time. Kathy was led to Uganda to grow her mission to feed the children. She started her street children ministry going to Kisenyi Slum, visited the Children's Prison, provided safe clean water to a whole community and continued to provide support to a children's development center and to over-see shipping of $350,000 worth of medical supplies to the Mubende District Health Facilities..... AMAZING.
That alone would make a pretty great year.... but we were active in the US, Peru and Russia as well. All of our projects were 100% funded for 2012. While many charities suffered from loss of donors, DesanaGiving managed to receive donations at an all time high. God is good.... all the time.
Attached to this message is our 2012 Annual Report. Please take the time to read this report and to share it with others. If you have any questions or want more information please contact me.
this is a difficult blog to write.....sort of a goodbye to my dear friends here as well as a thank you for all the moral, physical and mental support rendered to me these past 4 1/2 months. 4 1/2 months? how is that possible?i don't own a watch or a clock or a calendar, so i rarely know what day it is here. i'm quite good at guessing the time, it's relative to how loud my stomach is growling. sometimes i 'miss' entire days and say things like 'wait....what happened to wednesday?' it happens. george says to use the calendar app on the computer but i like paper ones that u can clip notes and receipts and 'to do' lists to. but i digress.....as usual.
this trip has been so stressful. to those unfamiliar with life in africa, it might seem as though i have accomplished little. i leave the continent with the same issues i had when i arrived...still no ngo renewal and still no work permit. can't begin to say how many sleepless nights this has caused....not to mention the money, the hours wasted impatiently waiting to see someone, the times i was 'reamed out' for being rude, arrogant, stubborn, strong willed and unappreciative. it's ok though, the issues will be waiting for me when i return and an old tom petty song plays in my mind...."i won't back down". and, thanks to a suggestion from someone who actually works at the ngo board, i have a plan B.