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Childhood Mission of Uganda

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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Children & Youth, Children & Youth Services

Mission: To help families living in extreme poverty, in their efforts to improve their children's quality of life by extending early childhood development and education opportunities to their poor communities

Results: We have impacted over 100 economically struggling families from several rural communities in Uganda. These families have been able to increase their food productivity due to the services and resources we have provided to their children in a safe and nurturing facility Our supported programs have helped reduce under-5 vulnerabilities, like child abuse, neglect, hunger, child labor and preventable diseases caused by lack of access to clean water and better sanitation. Provided clean and safe water to several communities that had to commute for hours looking for water, changed young boys and girl's lives by donating 107 bicycles to help them reduce the distances to and from school. Many children enjoy school more because they have receive brand new backpacks filled with annual school supplies (we have given away backpacks as 2015) and children have received reading solar reading lights, bedding kits, clothes, shoes all of which help improved the quality of life and increase children's academic performance. We supported over 150 young girls and boys through the Sanyu Children's Choir program. 50 at-risk youth received skills training and others are in soccer teams. We transformed a small path into a usable wide access road to help the local people transport their crops and be more productive through better community infrastructure

Target demographics: families living in extreme poverty, in their efforts to improve their children's quality of life by extending early childhood development and education opportunities to their communities

Direct beneficiaries per year: 68 children ages 3-8 and we supported primary school-aged girls and boys

Geographic areas served: Rural villages in Uganda - East Africa

Programs: bringing better early childhood development and educational resourcefulness to children in rural poor villages to nurture very child's physical mental, cognitive, social and safety and spiritual well-being. We support the construction of community Early Childhood Development and Education centers, Tuition support, School-based Child Hunger Relief program, Basic health care, clean water and improved sanitation, children's home visits, bicycles, backpacks with annual school supplies and solar lights, bedding kits, soccer and musical supplies and annual children’s festivals

Community Stories

20 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

2

Donor

Rating: 5

Monica and Morgan I am in awe of your Christian dedication to your work with the Assisted Villages Foundation in Uganda. I know that your efforts are making a huge difference in improving the lives of children and families where you are involved. The one instance of the well you drilled to provide clean nearby water is one beautiful example of these loving efforts. May God continue to strengthen and bless this mission effort.

2

Donor

Rating: 5

Monica is a tireless and unbelievably dedicated campaigner for children's rights: their rights to be educated, to be fed, to be considered, and above all to be loved. Her work for Assisted Villages includes educating pre-school students in a safe, loving and stimulating environment, providing food for them and providing various services to the villages so the children can attend school (think paying to plow the fields so the kids don't have to do it). She has raised money to build a well so the kids don't have to fetch water across dangerous highways, the school she has built with her own hands is amazing and the support she provides for the children after graduating (backpacks and bicycles!) allows them to pursue their education past what would have previously been possible. I am confident that Monica and her husband Morgan steward their resources carefully and intelligently, using each donation to its maximum effect. This non-profit is absolutely worth your money and time.

2 Tory A.

Donor

Rating: 5

I met Monica Fisher through church at a garage sale she was hosting to raise money for Assisted Villages. We have become good friends, and through her I learned about the school she was building in Uganda. I became personally involved when I heard about Molly, the little girl who was killed crossing the highway to get water for her family. Since contributing to help dig a well on the village side of the highway, I have become a supporter of Assisted Villages.

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Board Member

Rating: 5

I have been involved with this ministry from early on. What has been done in that forgotten village of Uganda is nothing short of a miracle! Not only is Bright Steps School changing the lives of the children attending, its changing entire families. Education is the key to breaking the cycle of poverty for these families. The passion behind this ministry is its founders, Morgan and Monica Fisher. Monica is from this village, she knows first hand of the struggles and hardships the people of Uganda face. I have been blessed to be part of this organization.

3

Donor

Rating: 5

I first heard about Assisted Villages Foundation through the church I was attending. I met Monica, the founder of Assisted Villages, and her husband Morgan and was deeply moved by the absolute devotion, love, and passion that Monica has for helping the children in Uganda. My husband and I know that absolutely every dime we donate to Monica she puts to use. She goes to Uganda frequently and digs wells, cares for the children at the Early Childhood Center, and she literally built a school with her own hands. The children at the Early Childhood Center receive daily meals as well as learning how to read and write. Assisted Villages partners with local communities to establish sustainable water resources. They also give away life changing tools people in the local communities such as bikes, backpacks filled with school supplies, and reading solar lights. I have never met anyone in my life that has such a God given passion to help others as Monica - Assisted Villages is an outstanding life changing foundation.

2

Donor

Rating: 5

I have not seen anyone work as hard as the founders of this organization. They travel to the village in Uganda and they personally have built a schoolhouse, dug a well for fresh water and set up sanitary facilities. They have donated bicycles so that the children and their parents can have transportation. They are fiscally responsible and they are able to do amazing things with very little. I can't praise them enough.

3

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Born and raised in Uganda. what you're doing for these young children is beyond imagineable. Your love, determination and dedication to these children and their community has shown nothing you can't accomplish in this world. You inspire me. Keep up the great work you do.

3

Donor

Rating: 5

Building schools for little ones so they can learn is a tremendous and super relevant way to help and Assisted Villages Foundation is right there in the thick of it. Monica knows the specific local needs, the specific local issues and the specific and local people. This deep knowledge means that supporting this organization will make your dollar squeezed and stretched to the utmost. Monica uses every single dollar so wisely and even shares her strength in the building process!

5

Donor

Rating: 5

I first heard of Assisted Villages Foundation through my colleague Morgan Fisher. They were collecting books to take on their annual trip to Uganda to help the kids at school. I then later found out they were raising funds to drill the first water well in one of the villages in Uganda. It touched my heart to know of this grand task that both Monica and Morgan ended up accomplishing! It takes a very special human being to take matters into their own hands when it comes to helping someone in need. Assisted Villages has been very instrumental on assisting the lives of young children who had no access to education and food. Thanks to this foundation this is now available and made possible for these kids to have a brighter future. May God bless you as you continue to make a big difference in the lives of beautiful children in need!

5

Donor

Rating: 5

I first heard of Assisted Villages Foundation thru our church and was immediately drawn to this devoted couple (Morgan and Monica Fisher) who singlehandedly started this nonprofit charity to help disadvantaged children and families back in her native country of Uganda. They have touched so many lives, not just the lives of the Ugandan children, but also their witness in the United States has demonstrated the power of our God and what mighty things he can accomplish thru his earthly disciples. Consider supporting this nonprofit, either monetarily thru a recurring monthly contribution or one time donation, or call them and I am sure your time volunteering will pay many nontangible dividends ! God bless.

5 Ddungu J.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Assisted Villages has been very instrumental in the lives of children and the youth reached so far, the impact has spread throughout the communities where the aid is availed to people through education, infrastructure and food security! The organization has saved many lives of children in Uganda whose lives were once on the verge of being wasted. The teams of both staff and volunteers work so much to keep the organization mission and goals alive everyday which makes it to fall among the many i have lived to see!

5 Brandell F.

Donor

Rating: 5

I became involved with Assisted Villages a couple of years ago when i met Monica Fisher through business...I clicked on the link to see what Assisted Villages was all about and was so moved by the work that she and Morgan were doing with these kids that it touched my heart to get involved and to give on a monthly basis. Ever since, it has been such a blessing in my life to see how these kids lives are improving through the work they are doing. Knowing the Fishers like I do there was never a question that every penny given goes straight to those kids. Never in my life have I met anyone with such a passion and heart for children and for making their world a better place. I only wish I could give more. The Lord is using Assisted Villages in a mighty way to care for these kids. Please, keep up the good work and may the Lord continue to bless you.

Brandell Flores
Houston, Tx.

5

Board Member

Rating: 5

When I first heard of Assisted Villages, it touched my heart and at that time they were trying to raise money to drill their first water well. I became their first donor and was asked to become a board member of Assisted Villages; I said yes and have helped with fundraisers and donated through the years. Last year I became a monthly donor. Those of you who read this, please consider becoming a monthly donor. With your help, we can help more children.

7

Donor

Rating: 5

Born and raised in Uganda, I have lived, worked and served in several areas of divergent economic levels. When I caught knowledge of this project, I continued to thank the Lord for the good hearts of the pioneers, and all those supporting it; inevitably I couldn't stay back despite my meagre resources. I ve since followed all the activities, challenges, programs and its progress. How I wish I could offer more. The lives of the young generation already impacted, is so humbling. The development established in the area( which may appear small before others), is a true ray of hope and sign of love from afar. The Molly story has never escaped my mind. Will you ever know how many other kids' lives you have saved? God bless you all that continue to save lives and inspire hope in humanity.

7 Jessica265

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I first met Monica while volunteering at a near by school in Uganda, the progress made at assisted villages is phenomenal!

Some children who had been recieving help from assisted villages attended my classes, it was Noticeable that the support they got improved their well being greatly- from nutritional meals aiding information retention, bicycles to make the walking day less strenuous and sturdy backpacks to ensure they got to school in time and left with their work safely stored.

Assisted Villages makes great impact upon the children's day to day lives and more importantly long lasting effects on their prospects and wellbeing. In an area with amazing children with such potential, assisted villages help make that potential into a reality!

5

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I am so proud to know people like all of the ones who make this foundation possible.
You guys have done such a great job!
It's amazing how you all are making such a difference in the every day life of children , and families!
God bless you all. Keep up the awesome work! xx

6

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

There is nothing that beats investing in young children because they are the generations to come and so if they are not well equipped with all the necessary aspects of life, the world will be a mess. So the Assisted Villages Foundation, is doing a very tremendous job in that regard. they are exposing the the unprivileged children to light by educating them and also offering them what they would otherwise not be able to get. The pictures can show. Thanks very much

5

Donor

Rating: 5

Such a great effort, making a difference where it counts. Keep up the good work!!

6

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

With personal funds and assistance from friends in the community, Assisted Villages Foundation has done a tremendous amount of positive work in remote small villages in Uganda; helping children with physical sustenance, education and emotional balance! Thank you for your perseverance and dedication to these precious children of God!

7 Annette32

Donor

Rating: 5

My husband and I have been giving to this organization and were their first monthly donor. I am so blessed that we give to such a great cause. The children receive food, clothes, education, and transportation from the donations. I pray that this organization continues to make a difference in many children's lives.

Annette Cole