Finishing up on the last few shipments until we can come up with a more sustainable plan.
Thursday, October 31, 2013
TOG has been faithfully sending resources to Lira on a monthly basis since April of 2012. We are now close to winding down our donations of cloth, thread, scissors, and funds for the Touch His Cloak project. We have discovered we need to become more business model oriented. This has been a learning curve for all of us. The good news is that we have helped many women and girls live normal productive lives during their menustration. This has been our main goal. The second goal was to have a project that was sustainable. Here, we have slipped. We need to rethink our business plan and with the help of India's Bare Foot College colleagues, we are exploring a more sophisticated plan. We'll keep you posted on our progress.
Sunday, October 6, 2013
We are still working toward a plan to help the women of Lira, Uganda sustain pad making by creating small business in their community. This is challenging. We have been sending fabric, thread, and other tools to help them increase productivity, but we need more help--particularly from project management standpoint. Pray that we will be able to move this project forward. If you can share ideas and experience, we would love to hear from you!
Monday, August 5, 2013
Many Thanks to Dora's Sewing and Alteration in Gaffney, South Carolina! Dora donated boxes of industrial size thread for the women's Touch His Cloak project. It just keeps getting better with wonderful donations. The women continue to sew sanitary pads for the women and girls in the community. Hopefully, soon, they will be able to create a small economy making and selling pads, but in the meantime, they can live productive lives tending to their families and attending school. Keep up the good work ladies!
Sunday, July 28, 2013
G & C Corp http://www.gandccorp.com/ has generously donated funds to continue the improvement of the work space for the women in the Touch His Cloak program. We are so grateful for your help.
Friday, June 28, 2013
Friday, May 31, 2013
We are so grateful to the Capri Christian Church and two of it's extraordinarily kind and thoughtful members. Because of their donations, we are able to get another shipment of fabric and tools out to the women in Lira and the Liregu Christian Grace Ministries are able to improve the work area in the church! Thank you all for your generosity and help!
Tuesday, March 12, 2013
The women and girls are still working hard in making sanitary pads for the female community needs. We're hoping that in a year they will become self-sufficient in making their own products and starting a grass roots retail business! We still need more funds and every little bit helps. Each sewing machine is $150.00. Our goal is to provide 6 more machines. Please help!
Tuesday, February 12, 2013
Special Thanks to Hamrick Mills for donating 186 yards of fabric to Touch His Cloak project and to the Hamrick family--Lee and Gail who donated their own personal family sheets!! A lot! We have enough to send for a year! Go to their web site: We still need donations for as little as $5.00 to help with shipping costs. We could also use needles, thread, and scissors. Please send to 160 Sarratt School Rd., Gaffney, SC 29341. God Bless you!
Thursday, January 17, 2013
We have been able to send a package a month that contains fabric, needles, thread, scissors, pins, and plastic lining for the Touch His Cloak project. Thanks to the Hamrick family and Hamrick Mills, we can send one package a month for a year. The big challenge is money for shipping. It costs about $150.00 for each package weighing about 25 pounds. So if you can, please donate any amount to TeamofGod.org. You can just click on the donation icons on the home page of www.teamofGod.org. Also: We are looking for funding for mosquito netting. Chairman James Ooynu wrote: "I visited this boarding elementary school (Lira Modern Primary School) just opposite our church. On touring their facilities, I was badly hit by the alarming conditions of the dormitories of the school. One thing that struck me most was the bad condition of mosquito nets children used."