Meet two amazing people, Barb Giraud in Canada and Edwin Lufafa, in Jinja, Uganda.
Barb and Edwin have managed to build a home solely to house true orphans who are in desperate need. They will protect them, provide them with a loving home and educate them.
These vulnerable children are alone, living with HIV/AIDS and when they get sick they will be provided with the medicine and care they need. People like these are truly inspiring and provide all the motivation Play-away needs to succeed.
Barb has raised the money for this project by baking banana bread , over 5000+ loaves of banana bread to date! They have been able to use the funds raised from their sales to start construction, and now almost complete their first home called “Jaaja Barb’s Home of Angels” . 12 young children will be living in this first home and construction is already underway for a second home for another 40 children.
Play-away is now fundraising to be able to provide these children with an outdoor playground in 2014. This simple idea of baking loaves of Banana bread has got me thinking. Don’t panic, those that know me also know that I am not a baker!! But I can make jams, marmalade and chutney and actually rather enjoy it. So I am working in the kitchen daily in preparation for our 1st coffee morning 15th April at The Farsyde, Ilkley. Let’s see how it goes!
This is the first year I haven’t gone to Uganda for a while and I am already having withdrawal symptoms for my lovely friends and the children but we need to concentrate on fund raising in 2013 and making projects like this possible. In the mean time we are preparing to send shipments of toys and clothing that so many people have kindly donated.
You can read more about this fantastic project at: