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Fount of Mercy
May 28, 2010

I traveled to Kampala and Jinja, Uganda with Fount of Mercy in August 2009. While in Uganda I worked with three different indigenous orphan care organizations to better understand accountability and bookkeeping. I "audited" their records and provided training and templates so that each of their systems could be improved going forward. The Fount personnel I spent time with truly had pure intentions in their work with orphan care organizations in Uganda and they had the experience and knowledge to do things right. Fount is a small organization and as such they are careful to not stretch themselves too thin. Being involved with Fount truly changed my life. I came back from my trip to Uganda knowing that I want to be involved in economic development in poverty stricken countries. Seeing economic development done "right" through Fount's Sewing Hope program and the program I was involved in really gave me courage to pursue my dream. Since returning from that trip I have left my career in finance and accounting and am now working at a startup non-profit focused on business training and microfinance in poverty areas.

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Since my trip in August 2009 I've had several updates from Lori (Fount of Mercy's director who lives in Jinja) about the project I worked on. She's reported that they are using my templates and that an improvement in bookkeeping has been seen.

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How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

One time

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009

MY ROLE:
Former volunteer & I taught basic accounting and bookkeeping skills to the leader of three indigenous orphan care organizations.