UGANDA BRICKS

By Bruce Collingwood

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Uganda Bricks

Project 2012-08-11 23:15:38 +1200

I came across a man in Uganda in April 2012 who has 7 children, lives in a rented house that he can't afford. He and his family live on almost nothing..............they were given some land and built a church on that land from materials they cut down in the bush....they are trying to buy bricks to build a house for their family, a church and an administration block on the land that they own freehold....The land also has no annual rates so this family can live for free and get on with the work of running the church and helping their local community.


He and his wife were children in the days of Idi Amin and they had to run for their lives many times to live........they were from the tribe that Idi Amin thought was anti government.....genocide took place and they had many friends and neighbours killed

They have the land and the manpower but can't afford the bricks.....this is where we can help.....and they deserve a break to do some good in their country.

I came back from this trip compelled to make a difference and help them do this.........I have already raised $1700 NZD towards this $5000 NZD project and am personally giving $10 a week to help achieve this goal.

I will be going back to Uganda in May 2013 and would like to get a photo outside the completed UGANDA BRICKS project.

I cannot do this on my own and need generous people who believe in the cause to get behind this and help make it happen

I can issue charitable receipts for people who donate to this from my charitable trust................to claim back 1/3 in their taxes at the end of March

Together we can make a difference!

The Oasis Church pastor has now begun a campaign to fundraise for bricks in Uganda. His new project has come out of a five year friendship he developed over the internet with Ugandan national Richard Sekyanzi.

"We met over Facebook. He said he ran a church and was a father of seven children living on a dollar a day - one meal a day. I was dubious at first - there's that stigma with internet Nigerian scammers."

When Bruce visited Kenya in June to meet his sponsored children, he decided to hop over the border into neighbouring Uganda and check out his cyber friend. He ended up staying for the night with Richard, his wife Gladys and their family.

"He was absolutely legit. He had been given a plot of land and had chopped down some trees and wanted to build a community hall. His dream is to have a freehold home and three meals a day for his family. He is a poor family man with his focus on helping his community - that's why he's here."

Bruce learned that Richard and Gladys were both children in the days of Idi Amin and were from the tribe that was labelled anti government.

"They spent many weeks running and staying in the forests to escape the genocide - most of the people they know, including good friends and neighbours, were shot. As adults they have gone through the process of forgiving the tribe responsible for the genocide - amazing people."

Bruce says Richard understands he needs to make connections with the western world to make his dreams come true.

"He needs $5000 for enough bricks to build a home for his family, an administration block and a church - for every $100 NZ he can buy a thousand bricks.

"Uganda Bricks" has so far raised almost $1700 - Bruce says the building has begun.

"They have the man power but can't afford the bricks."



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Robert Haas
2012-08-20 17:15:06 +1200

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Uganda Bricks

Project 2012-08-11 23:15:38 +1200

I came across a man in Uganda in April 2012 who has 7 children, lives in a rented house that he can't afford. He and his family live on almost nothing..............they were given some land and built a church on that land from materials they cut down in the bush....they are trying to buy bricks to build a house for their family, a church and an administration block on the land that they own freehold....The land also has no annual rates so this family can live for free and get on with the work of running the church and helping their local community.


He and his wife were children in the days of Idi Amin and they had to run for their lives many times to live........they were from the tribe that Idi Amin thought was anti government.....genocide took place and they had many friends and neighbours killed

They have the land and the manpower but can't afford the bricks.....this is where we can help.....and they deserve a break to do some good in their country.

I came back from this trip compelled to make a difference and help them do this.........I have already raised $1700 NZD towards this $5000 NZD project and am personally giving $10 a week to help achieve this goal.

I will be going back to Uganda in May 2013 and would like to get a photo outside the completed UGANDA BRICKS project.

I cannot do this on my own and need generous people who believe in the cause to get behind this and help make it happen

I can issue charitable receipts for people who donate to this from my charitable trust................to claim back 1/3 in their taxes at the end of March

Together we can make a difference!

The Oasis Church pastor has now begun a campaign to fundraise for bricks in Uganda. His new project has come out of a five year friendship he developed over the internet with Ugandan national Richard Sekyanzi.

"We met over Facebook. He said he ran a church and was a father of seven children living on a dollar a day - one meal a day. I was dubious at first - there's that stigma with internet Nigerian scammers."

When Bruce visited Kenya in June to meet his sponsored children, he decided to hop over the border into neighbouring Uganda and check out his cyber friend. He ended up staying for the night with Richard, his wife Gladys and their family.

"He was absolutely legit. He had been given a plot of land and had chopped down some trees and wanted to build a community hall. His dream is to have a freehold home and three meals a day for his family. He is a poor family man with his focus on helping his community - that's why he's here."

Bruce learned that Richard and Gladys were both children in the days of Idi Amin and were from the tribe that was labelled anti government.

"They spent many weeks running and staying in the forests to escape the genocide - most of the people they know, including good friends and neighbours, were shot. As adults they have gone through the process of forgiving the tribe responsible for the genocide - amazing people."

Bruce says Richard understands he needs to make connections with the western world to make his dreams come true.

"He needs $5000 for enough bricks to build a home for his family, an administration block and a church - for every $100 NZ he can buy a thousand bricks.

"Uganda Bricks" has so far raised almost $1700 - Bruce says the building has begun.

"They have the man power but can't afford the bricks."



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Hey! Thanks for checking out this project.

We haven't made any updates yet, follow us if you want to be notified when we do.

Robert Haas
2012-08-20 17:15:06 +1200

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This campaign was unsuccessful and finished on 20/08/2012 at 5:15 PM.