WITH GRATEFUL HEARTS OUR REQUEST:
We have so much to be thankful for this year as we continue to celebrate ten years of touching over 250,000 lives by giving a hand up through small loans. It is because of you and because you care about a family struggling to rise out of extreme poverty that MPA was able to make such an impact.
All of us at MPA and the many African brothers and sisters that benefited from your kindness sincerely thank you. But there is another family and yet another family who wait for a loan so they can feed all their children and no longer
need to make the choice of which child eats tonight.
Please consider supporting us again this year and, if possible,
please consider an increase in your gift as even a small increase will make a difference to not only one family but several families.
Although a Thanksgiving Day celebration is not a tradition in Africa, the family that receives your kindness will be forever thankful. May you be encouraged and inspired by the story of one family you helped to thrive.
Sr. Antoinette Temporiti, CPPS
Founder and President
WHO YOUR GENEROSITY WILL HELP:
ONE COW MADE A DIFFERENCE.
As a single mother of two girls, Ms. Nantege Firista of Kalungu District in Uganda had no daily income and barely survived through cultivating other people’s gardens. In 2011, Firista heard of the MPA Cow Project and joined the sub county single mothers’ association which helped her to save. This savings led to constructing a cow shed in order to receive a “pass on gift” of a heifer. Firista received training and guidance and today is ready to repay her living loan by passing on a heifer to another family.
Firista admits to having a smile on her face because the cow produces 18 litres of milk daily of which most is sold to the community and the manure is used to improve a larger yield of fruits and vegetables. The money earned is applied to a savings account which has been used toward cementing the house floors, improving the pig and goat project and purchasing more coffee plants to cover one acre. Best of all, they no longer need to be exhausted by
fetching firewood because Firista managed to secure another loan to construct a biogas plant. The biogas offers more time in their schedule to easily cook meals, work on their projects and the electric lights enable the children to finish school homework. “We thank MPA for supporting single mothers in Masaka. We can now educate our children in private schools, we eat balanced diets with fresh fruit and we drink milk that has improved our health,” said
a grateful Nantege Firista.