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A Note for New Readers

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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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.

Our first Scholarships for 2009

I am preparing an end of the year report and will send that progress report in January 2009, but for now December has been a wonderful month at Urukundo village.


We are able to award sponsorships for education in a new neighborhood of children.

Johnny, a youth leader in our area and two mothers receiving the scholarship gift. 26 kids in this poor community will attend primary school 2009. We are making a difference.

We are very close to reaching our goal of 300 orphans and poor children living in South Province and Kigali City. I am sure those gifts are on the way. I will be pleased to announce our success in the progress report in January which should be finished soon.

We have posted many pictures on the web site. These kids are a few more and the caregiver from Mpushi who loves them.

I do want to thank everyone who opened their hearts and gave so that these children and others will have an education. The Spirit of Christmas was evident as many gave education gifts to our children as a gift to honor family members and friends.

This is one grateful mama.

An Update on Laki and David

Laki Laki

A healthier happier boy. The hair is coming back and his legs are stronger.

David and Esperance David and Esperance

David is sitting alone and trying to stand.
Thank you for prayers and gifts sent for both of our baby boys and for all the children connected to Urukundo. We shared some of the dolls, marbles and stuffed animals with our neighbors. This was a special day for them because of the gifts you sent. Thank you