Christmas is when many make wish lists, so we asked Milly to make a list of things that Kingsway could really use, from small to big. From chickens to scholarships to bunk beds to Bibles, there are lots of needs!
Use the “Donate” button at the bottom of this page to choose which funds that you want to give to.
Student scholarships (Most important)
Young people from impoverished homes apply to Kingsway hoping to get an education that would be impossible otherwise. Because of COVID and the economy, Kingsway has had to turn away many worthy children because funds are not available.
It takes about $75/month to provide schooling, room and board for one student at Kingsway. Last year Kingsway was able to serve less than 20 students because of of lack of funds. Before COVID they served 40-50 students.
They need to raise 20-30 scholarships to do this. Would you be willing to fund a life-changing scholarship for $75/month for one needy student next year? (or $900/year)
Building Fund for the Girls Dormitory
Great news! As of December, Kingsway finally has enough funds (about $20,000) to enclose the lower floor of the new girl’s dormitory. The builders are at the site and will complete this project in the next few weeks.
Only about $4,000 is needed to pay for windows, doors and plaster for the outside. Once it is finished, the girls can move in. Hooray!! (Another $25,000 is needed to finish the rest of the building.)
Bunk Beds for the Girls
We are hoping and praying that the girls can move in for the term beginning in February 2023. For some, this will be the first time they’ve slept in a bed and not on the ground.
Of course Kingsway will need to buy beds for the girls, along with mattresses and bed linens. For each bunk bed they need $80, and they need up to 20 beds.
For the farm: Goats, Chickens and a Coop
Kingsway must feed 25-30 people every day, and food is very expensive in Uganda. (Read more about meals at Kingsway.) To save money, they grow a large garden and raise animals too.
Kingsway has a few goats and would love to expand their herd. A goat costs about $50.
They also had a flock of chickens that all died from an illness recently. Milly thinks they caught it from their rooster, who has a roving eye for the neighbors’ hens. Chickens cost $4, a rooster costs about $10.
This is their chicken coop, which they really need to replace. They also need some fencing to keep the rooster from wandering! The cost is about $250. Contribute to their farm fund and their new animals will thank you!
Fixing the Well
Having clean water available within the walls of Kingsway is a critical need, but a constant headache. (Note the exasperation on Milly’s face!)
They have a borehole, but the pump keeps breaking. So they had a well dug, but the rope and pole they use to draw water keep breaking. To finish off the well with a structure that is reliable for the long term they need about $400.
Another looming problem is that during the dry season, the well barely yields enough to meet their needs. They will likely need to spend a larger amount soon to deal with this. Please keep them in your prayers.
Bible Study and Worship
Milly would love to have a money to buy more Bibles ($12 each), devotional books, and Bible study books suited for teens. She would enjoy having music and instruments too. Can you contribute to their Bible Study and Worship fund? (Any amount would help.)
To give a Christmas gift to Kingsway online, use the button below and choose the fund that you want to donate to. You can also just give to the general fund, to be spent wherever it’s needed most.
To donate by mail or another method (donor advised fund, private charity, etc.) go to this link. Of course Kingsway will do its best to put donations to their designated uses, but they may sometimes need them for another purpose.
You’re also welcome to email us a note to share your Christmas greetings: