Our other Projects

KYENGERA WELL PROJECT

Location of the Project:  Mpigi, Mpigi District in Central Uganda

We are in the process of having surveys completed to determine if we can drill to the water table at the Kyengera Church Home.  We believe this to be extremely important since there is no access to water (outside of trucking it in at great expense and storing it in tanks) and, in addition to the home, there is a Primary School on the site.  Pastor Muhamed Rogers dreams of expanding the school to include Secondary classrooms as well as a central playground area with a net ball court, so water is very necessary.  Please consider helping us with this incredible project.

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Some of the children that call Kyengera home.

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A view of the Church home, future kitchen and site of the future play area.

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The beautiful Primary School at Kyengera.

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Inside a classroom.

BUKASA-BULOBA WELL PROJECT

Location of the project: Wakiso District in central Uganda

Marissa’s House Project was HONORED to have funded ($8,000) another fresh water well for the Bukasa-Buloba Church Home in Uganda. The project included surveys, drilling and installation of a borehole (well), on the grounds of the Church Home.

Something so basic and so simple that we take for granted can mean EVERYTHING to children in Africa.

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Would you want to drink this water? Or wash with it?

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Or would you want to walk miles with a heavy jerry can on your head?

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Instead of dirty water that took all day and long miles to find, fresh, clean, cool water just outside the Church Home!

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Pastor Richard Mangeni and the children at Bukasa-Buloba say “THANK YOU”!

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Now there is time to be children and play rather than search for a basic need like water!

Marissa’s dream of blessing the children of Africa continues!

WELENCHITY CLASS ROOMS BUILDING COMPLETION PROJECT

Location of the project: – Oromiya Administrative region, Welenchity, Ethiopia

The Welenchity Emmanuel United Church is serving their community not only in spiritual ways but also socially by trying to fulfill the needs of community. Due to the high percentage of poverty in the village many children do not go to school, and many of them drop out from school at an early age because the available school is very far from their village. To solve this problem the church opened a school a few years ago to teach academics as well as offer spiritual and moral education.

The school teaches more than 500 children from nursery up to grade 1. But the need of child education in the community was beyond their capacity and there were not enough classrooms.  Marissa’s House Projects was awarded a $3,500.00 Grant from the MDRT Foundation Worldwide Grant to fund the completion of 6 classrooms that were already under construction.

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WONJISHOWA SCHOOL TEXTBOOK PROJECT

Location of the project: Oromiya Administrative region, Wonjishowa Town, Ethiopia

The Wonjishowa School project started almost 9 years ago.  There are approximately 900 students attending the school from Kindergarten up to Grade 8.  At the beginning of the 2015/2016 education season, about 80 students transferred to Grade 9, creating an immediate need for the school to provide textbooks for these students.  This is one of the requirements of the Ethiopian government that must be fulfilled in order to obtain a permit license to be able to offer Grade 9 within the school compound.  If Grade 9 was not offered, these students would not be able to continue their high school education.  As a result of continuing education for these children, the eventuality of living in abject poverty is lessened and the hope is that they will continue to grow into productive, participating citizens who are able to provide for themselves and their families.

Marissa’s House Projects was able to fund the purchase of 80 sets of Grade 9 textbooks in the following subjects:

  • Mathematics
  • English
  • Amharic (the native language of Ethiopia)
  • Physics
  • Chemistry
  • Biology
  • Civic Education
  • Geography
  • History
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Giving out new textbooks at Wonjishowa School

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New uniforms for our students

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