Musana Newsletter April 2018
Build Sustain Transform

Can you believe we are already 1/3 of the way through 2018!? So much is happening in Iganga, Uganda and we continue to be so grateful for all of your support as we… Build, Sustain, Transform.

Build : We build quality infrastructure for health and education facilities.

Sustain : We are local leaders who believe in our own capacity to drive economic and social growth. We believe that the key to true local ownership is in financial sustainability when the community can effectively run income generating projects, take pride in their accomplishments, and initiative in the way forward. In 2017, our social enterprises generated 90% of our operating budget!

  Transform : We transform…
…. the livelihood of community members by igniting confidence in vulnerable women, challenging them to be job creators; and investing profits towards education and health scholarships, outreaches, and micro-loans.

…the standards of social services by offering quality and affordable education and health care to ALL community members.

…the economy by starting and supporting local businesses, and employing hundreds of community members.

…the hearts of community members through spiritual development centered on love and compassion for one another.
If you have wanted to travel to Musana and see our work first hand, now's your chance! We are hosting two "Come and See" informational meetings for those interested in traveling to Musana. This trip will be led by Musana Stateside staff and will give visitors the opportunity to learn about our unique development model ​and how we are sustainably changing lives in Uganda.

Meetings will be held May 1st , 6:30 p.m. at Flatirons Community Church (Guest Services Room) in Lafayette OR May 8th , 6:30 p.m. at Cherry Hills Community Church in Highlands Ranch.

You must attend one of these meetings in order to apply for the trip. If you have questions, please contact Susie .
In 2017, we provided 156 children and young adults scholarships to go to one of our schools and other higher education institutes that include vocational training centers and universities. It is one of our greatest joys investing in Uganda’s youth because each one of them is a catalyst for a greater tomorrow! In February, we welcomed seven new kiddos to our scholarship program at Musana Nursery and Primary School and we cannot wait to see where God takes them! One of these little sunrays of hope is  Kasaigula Junior .

Junior is six years old and comes from a very poor family in a rural village fifteen minutes away from Musana. Junior’s mother is deaf and mentally disabled, causing mistreatment from the community. With the inability to verbally communicate, she has become a target for sexual violence by men in her village. In fact, she has many children, all born from unknown fathers after sexual abuse. Junior and his siblings all live with their grandmother who cares for her grandchildren and disabled daughter. Unfortunately, she struggles to provide for the children and Junior was forced to leave school due to lack of school fees. We are so excited to provide Junior a scholarship to study at Musana where he is studying in Primary 1. He has the gentlest spirit and is such a joy to be around… he offers so many smiles! We look forward to seeing him grow and thrive in the years to come. God has a plan for him! 

If you want to take part in the work that Musana is doing and be linked to Junior or any of our other scholarship kiddos, please join our SHINE Program. 

Our SHINE Program gives YOU the opportunity to support Musana’s overarching vision of empowering local people (of all ages, like Junior) through sustainable solutions, shifting the mindset from dependency towards LOCALS believing that they can “be the change”. The SHINE Program supports this vision as a monthly investment of $40 per month towards the expansion of Musana’s presence, igniting a fire within the local people to SHINE in their community. Your recurring gift will shape not just one child’s education or one woman’s economic/skill development, but will help create significant transformation in an entire community through the provision of education, health, and skill development programs.
Friday, June 1, 2018
Colorado National Golf Club
(2700 Vista Pkwy, Erie, CO 80516)

Registration begins at noon
Shot gun start at 1:30 p.m. 
Awards and prizes at 6:30 p.m.

A chance to win a car, prizes and silent auction! 
$150 per player
$550 per foursome 
Registration includes green fees, event t-shirt, and dinner
** $30 Dinner ONLY tickets for sale **
Hole in One Sponsor
Eagle Sponsor
Tee Sponsor
This is a charity event benefiting Musana Community Development Organization. Donations from the silent auction, super tickets, sponsorships and general donations collected during the event will help the men, women and children in rural Uganda receive access to quality health care and education. For more information about this event, contact Susie, Musana is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit all donations made to Musana directly will be tax-deductible under IRS regulations.