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Urukundo Village is an independent home for Rwandan children created and funded through Hope Made Real and its incredibly kind donors. We are not funded by any particular denomination or organization and welcome all who seek to help the children of Rwanda and create a better world not just for a child, but for us all. 

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An Update on Turkey Time

Well, as you all know it was my desire to have all white turkeys on the farm. Too that end we bought a white Tom for breeding with the white hen. I also bought a black Tom and several hens to be our Christmas dinner. Sounded like a good plan.

Didn't work.

The day before Christmas I sent word to the farm manager to slaughter three turkeys for the Christmas dinner and he did as directed. However he wanted me to have the biggest turkey for our dinner and so the white tom was selected and is no more. Needless to say Christmas dinner was not good for me. The kids had no such problem and enjoyed the meat very much.

Our turkey population is growing as we now have 6 chicks hatched from our own eggs and I hope one of them is a white Tom. We shall see.

New Soccer Uniforms

Sarah Ketchley and her son Tom Wilson

Our kids were blessed with their very own uniforms for soccer.  Sarah and her son Tom from Seattle came to work and deliver uniforms and shoes to our kids.

Don't they look great?

The kids in their new soccer uniforms


Progress at the Village

The larger kitchen necessary to feed kids and staff is completed. I'll have a picture next month.  We do one project at a time. 


Next Project in the Vision: Education

Ed Keller & Sandy Walker from Bloomsburg, PA along with two of our boys break ground
Ed Keller & Sandy Walker from Bloomsburg, Pa along with two of our boys break ground for the first class room in our efforts to build a school for our kids and the community.  This first building will be our first attempt at a two story building. (need prayers). 

The first floor will be a class room for English as a second language.  English is now the preferred language in Rwanda.  The second floor will have two rooms one will house a library, the second a Computer Learning Center.  All necessary for the future of the kids and the community.   

Progress so far: The foundation must be strong and deep. Progress so far: The foundation must be strong and deep.

If your interest rests in Education come and help build and support this project with gifts as you can. We need partners to help us grow. Short term and long term visitors are welcome.


In Our Favor: a New Guest House

The new guest house

John Kayitare, our administrator, his family and the ministry have combined resources and we now have a guest house on site in the Urukundo Village.  It is beautiful.  We  have the facility to care for teams who want to come and help build for the future.  This new home eliminates the rent we paid at the old guesthouse. It also gives visitors more time to be with and get to know our kid.  Make your reservations now.  We look forward to having you.