Closing Statement

Villa Maria Children’s Foundation, Fr. Edward’s NGO in Uganda, has taken over its own fundraising for the school/orphanage, which is under construction.  It is now successfully making profits from its farming activities, especially its coffee plantation, and has developed its own network of friends and donors in Uganda.  Therefore, the Board of Directors for the Village of Mary Children’s Foundation, the tax-exempt corporation here in the U.S. which raised money for Villa Maria, decided to shut down all its operations and dissolve effective June 29, 2021.

Since its incorporation in 2018, the Village of Mary sent Villa Maria over $131,000.  Taking over responsibility for its own finances under Ugandan law will make operations easier for Villa Maria; it will have simplified oversight and minimized reporting requirements, allowing Villa Maria to focus all of its efforts on its central mission of improving the lives of Ugandan children.

The Village of Mary will wind down and complete all its necessary activities, including all required government reporting and mailing to donors the 2021 Charitable Receipts by January 2022.  The Board Members thank all of you for your past donations for God’s precious children.

Inaugural Fundraising Dinner

May 18, 2019

6 PM-10 PM

Join us for a Fabulous Dinner catered by Da Sesto Italiano Ristorante e Vino and Live Entertainment from That Pack! Doors open at 6pm and the fun continues until 10pm with an auction closing at 9pm and other fun opportunities to win great items and support the orphans. We are thrilled to also welcome our special guest, Village of Mary's Founder Fr. Edward Bwanika visiting from Uganda!

Fill out the Google form to RSVP and then purchase tickets for $50 each. 

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The event will be hosted at the Blessed Sacrament Parish Center. 


11565 66th Ave N, Seminole, FL 33772

Please RSVP by May 13th. Select the RSVP button below. This page links you to a quick Google form to fill out. 

*NO TICKETS AT THE DOOR*

After you RSVP, click the link below to purchase tickets via PayPal. Tickets cost $50 each. 

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Agnes Nabakka

Meet Agnes...

Agnes is just 8 years old and was abandoned by her parents. They left her to find work in the city. She has three brothers and three sisters. Agnes is in primary school and her favroite subject is Christian Education.

Agnes now lives with her grandmother. To help her grandmother, Agnes fetches water, washes the dishes, and mops the house.  

$60 a month will sponsor one child's school fees and supplies, clothing, and food. 

$30 partial monthly sponsorship will greatly impact a child's life

Any donation will make a difference in a child's life. 

Please donate to help children like Agnes have a chance at life. 

What We Do

Village of Mary Children’s Foundation is a non-profit oriented towards assisting the plight of orphans and vulnerable children. In 2002, it was officially founded, even though it assisted children even before this. The main office is now located at the Agriculture Farm of Nabyewang, a village on the Kampala-Massaka Highway. Children are placed in foster homes while the Village of Mary Children’s Foundation provides for all their needs, including: food, clothing, and school fees. The foundation helps the children prepare to be self-sufficient by teaching them fish farming, agriculture, and poultry farming.

We Strive to:

 

  • Pay school fees for disadvantaged children

  • Provide basic needs for deprived children: food, medication, and clothing

  • Teach children beneficiaries agriculture and livestock production

  • Instill a spirit of self-reliance and charitable service in the children

Where do the funds come from to provide these services?

  • Through the fundraising and contacts with philanthropists and well-wishers

  • Through the contributions of Village of Mary Children’s Foundation members

  • Through extensive crop and livestock production at our farm units

  • Through collaboration with other social agencies