SUPPORT GRADI'S 2018 TRIP TO UGANDA

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On June 26 I will board another flight to travel across the deep ocean blue, 8,000 miles away, to the red soil of Uganda. I am sure you likely won’t be surprised when I tell you that this place is truly my favorite place on this entire planet. It is where I feel most alive. This is my fourth trip to Uganda since 2014 but this time it is going to look different. Why is that you may be wondering? Well because this summer I am going to spend 3 weeks working on an organization that I Co-Founded in November of 2017, along with 4 other amazing women who I have traveled with previously and 5 local heroes on the ground in Wakiso Uganda. This project is a story that we’ve been helping write for the last 2.5 years and it has now come fully to life.  

Kkumi Project began as an idea and a passion. Our mission is to collaborate with local leaders to strengthen their work of holistically transforming and empowering the lives of vulnerable boys and young men in the Wakiso District of Uganda. We build a healthy foundation for vulnerable boys to grow into empowered and responsible men, to lead thriving and successful lives, and to be catalysts of transformation in their communities. 

This summer, myself and three other Kkumi Project USA team members will spend intentional time working on the organization with our Ugandan team. And let me tell you there is a lot of work to be done! We will dive into creating a strategic plan detailing and outlining how we can best serve the mission of this project. Together as a team, we will set goals and a clear vision for the future of Kkumi Project, and will have the honor of getting to spend more time with the Kkumi Boys, learning their stories, hearing their dreams for the future and challenging them to dig deeper into their relationship with the Lord. Our time there this summer is imperative to the future success and growth of this project. There are currently 10 boys on a waiting list and we want to make sure that we are growing this project with thoughtfulness and through immense collaboration with local leaders so that we can serve more boys through our mission in the near future. First, and most importantly, I covet your prayers as we prepare for this journey and for our time on the ground this summer. Also, I need to raise $2700 for my trip, which will cover all of my expenses. Would you consider joining the intricate web of people that believe in my heart and the Kkumi Project? Through your prayers and financial support, we can stand alongside the people in Africa in their fight for resilience and hope. Together we will shine light in the dark. 

I’m honored to be able to do this work and believe that it is going to be a journey of valleys and mountaintops and I’m pumped to do it all, with the four other women who are a part of the US team, all of our Ugandan friends and everyone in my life who have already said YES to jumping in with us! From the deepest part of my heart, thank you for your matchless love and support. I cannot do any of it without YOU!

The Kkumi Project has tax-exempt status under Visions Made Viable, a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization (Federal Tax ID 26-2214003), and your donation is tax-deductible within the guidelines of U.S law. We pay a 10% fee to Visions Made Viable for their fiscal and administrative support, and the full remainder of your donation goes toward the work of Kkumi Project.