On Wednesday night, August 30, 2023, some people crossed through another adjoining land to get to the back of our farm in Buwama, Uganda. We have a chain-link fence set in cement enclosing 3 acres. We have an iron gate as the entrance to the farm, but we never have had the funds to build a wall. Somehow, they cut a substantial portion of the fence and stole the chain link, leaving us exposed and unsecured. We didn't hear a thing, and even the dog did not alert us. We have no idea how this could have happened. We have hired a security guard to roam the farm at night until we can resolve this. Unfortunately, we do not have the means to replace the chain link or ultimately build a permanent wall.
This video was made by Moses, one of our team members. Since we cannot go over now, we need to see precisely the situation. This is a bit detailed, but we wanted to share it here so you can better understand it.
We do not have regular support at this time, nor have we ever. We have received several generous donations over the years that helped us build homes for these families and special projects like building the latrine. We need some help with this, and I'm hoping that this Blog will reach enough hearts that we can finance a permanent wall around the farm.
We have received estimates for replacing the chain link and one to build a permanent wall.
1. The chain link fence with material, labor, and transport costs will be $2,335.24
2. A permanent wall covering 3/4 of the property will be $20,039.64. We would put in an iron door to access the land behind the wall, use it for our garden, and surround it with barbed wire to keep animals out. This would greatly decrease the cost. Our land is within walking distance of Lake Victoria, so the soil is very sandy, making it impossible to make our own bricks. We would have to construct a hardcore foundation to reduce the wall's cracks and breakage.
I know this is a lot of money. Since Covid, the prices for building materials and transport costs have gone through the roof. If we could get donations from many people, this amount would be possible. There is no amount too small. Thank you so much for your prayerful consideration in this matter. Of course, donations are tax-deductible.
If you have any questions or concerns, please call me, Karri Hayes Misky, at 615-513-5764 or email me at NannyKarri@gmail.com.
Donations can be made by check to WOFAHU and mailed to 7144 Park Glen Drive, Fairview, TN 37062, or through our website, WOFAHU.org. A check would be preferred for larger donations, as there is a 2.5% processing fee through the website.
In the meantime, we are working on some fundraisers as well.