The Friends of Potter's Village has been formed as the UK Charity (charity number 1173948) to support the work of Potter's Village Ministries both financially, by raising funds, and by raising awareness of the amazing work being done by them among children and their families in Kisoro.
Most of the children living at Potter's Village are there because their mothers died in childbirth, or their mothers are unable to care for them due to psychiatric illness. Some children have simply been abandoned.
Friends of Potter’s Village provide financial support for these children, and this continues once they are settled back into the community, usually with their family.
Most families are encouraged, and supported, to start an income generation scheme. This means that after a few years, most families can manage without support, and the sponsor will be allocated another child. Some children, though, will need support for much longer.
We couldn’t manage to support the numbers of children we do at Potter’s Village without our wonderful sponsors, but we invariably have more children than sponsors. Would you like to join them? You will be assigned a specific child, and will receive a photo and a news update twice a year.
If you’d like to consider sponsoring a child, you can find out more by clicking here.
Restrictions continue to be eased in Uganda, but Covid cases are increasing again, currently around 8,500, but only two cases in Kisoro, back in August.
Babies continue to be admitted to the Crisis Centre and children are again being resettled back into the Community. The numbers of patients able to access care in the Medical Centre are slowly increasing but lack of transport can still be a problem, especially at night.
Borders are beginning to re-open, and places of worship have now been allowed to operate with a restricted number of 70 people per session.
Please continue to remember Potter's Village in your prayers.
Total cases have now risen to around 1,270 in Uganda, with 6 reported deaths. In Potter’s Village the Crisis Centre is working well and community visits are on-going. Patient numbers in the Medical Centre are continuing to increase.
Shops and other economic activities are operating normally, and public transport is running again but vehicles are only permitted to carry half capacity making it expensive for travellers. Boda bodas [motorbike taxis] have been able to carry passengers since the end of July. The borders are still closed.
Please remember the children and staff at Potters Village in your prayers, especially Idah, our Administrator, in charge of the site, Jovia, the nurse in charge of the Medical Centre, and the two clinical officers Davis and Rodgers. Dr Nicci is currently on home leave in South Africa, her plans to also spend time in the UK have been put on hold as all the borders are closed.
Thank you for your giving and your prayers
Sr Jovia explains some of the problems they are having which underlie our campaign for funds to continue to pay the staff, thus keeping the Medical Centre, and the fantastic service they provide, going.