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A Decade of Impact – Celebrating 10 Years of Community Transformation!

Over the past 10 years, Musana’s programs have grown from our original 80 children to over 38,000 people that are directly accessing our education, health, and skill development services. On October 19 th , the community of Iganga gathered to celebrate all that has been accomplished and it was a spectacular day. Over 1,000 community members flooded the football field at Musana Vocational High School. Performances were done by Musana students, staff members, youth in Iganga, and local musicians- all sharing composed songs, poems, and speeches about the transformation that has taken place in their community. Additionally, Musana’s women and children shared powerful testimonies about how their lives have changed forever because of Musana. The entire full-time staff of 200+ people danced around the field, surrounding Haril Kazindra, Musana’s Co-founder and Director. The ownership they feel for Musana was evident as their faces gleamed with pride. Haril passionately shared how Musana started, the impact that has been made, and the exciting plans for the future replication of our bold development model in other districts of Uganda. The top government officials, district leaders, and Ugandan board members attended and congratulated Musana for the great work done. Also, in attendance was a team of longtime Musana supporters from the United States who came to witness the joyous occasion! October is a rainy season in Uganda and for most of the day, dark clouds circled the field and thunder was heard in the distance. We all sat praying that God would hold off the heavy downpour and sure enough, He did, giving us a simple reminder that Musana is in His hands!

We are Grateful

On September 16 th , we celebrated 10 years of Musana in Iganga, Uganda! In a decade, Musana has grown from our original 80 children to over 38,000 community members who will be impacted this year! To say thank you to everyone who has been a part of Musana over the years, we held an event on September 14 th , Taste to Transform. We enjoyed Denver food, drinks, and everything Musana! The night was perfect because YOU, our Musana family, showed up! On behalf of the entire leadership team and the men, women, and children at Musana, THANK YOU! We are overwhelmed with gratitude for the generosity and support that you brought that night. Now, we can continue to dream and plan for the future and how God will use our BOLD development model to impact MORE children, women, and community members. With your support, we can transform the world through sustainable solutions that empower communities to be the change!

Our 70-Bed In-Patient Hospital is Now Open!! (June E-Newsletter)

“Open your eyes and you will see what God is going to do for Musana because
Musana has given this community the best gift.”- Iganga community member

A year and a half ago, we felt God’s calling to do MORE for health in Iganga, Uganda and we asked YOU, our Musana family to join us in expanding Musana Community Health Center into a 70-bed hospital. Today, we are overwhelmed with gratitude that through HIM, WE did it! That’s right…… June 1 st was a thrilling day in Iganga as the doors of our brand new wards officially became available to the public!

Build, Transform, and Sustain – April E-Newsletter

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.

Empowering Women (October -newsletter)

At the beginning of this month, we celebrated Musana’s second graduating class from our Skill Development Training Program. The three-month long course teaches women a skill in tailoring, baking, and knitting. With emphasis on business, the women are equipped to utilize their new skills as entrepreneurs, leading their families out of poverty! On October 1st, 47 women graduated from the second session of the program and it was incredible to see the transformation as they truly became empowered and proud women! At the end of their training, the ladies were asked the question, “Who are you now?”

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Fund the Vision (November Newsletter)

Fund the Vision this Holiday Season

It has been another incredible year of sunshine in Iganga, Uganda! As many of you know, “musana” means sunshine in the local language and this year Musana’s bright light has impacted over 2,730 individuals PLUS their families through services in education, health, skill development, economic development, and agriculture. We are beyond grateful for the generosity of our Musana family around the world who has enabled such growth!

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