A story in today's Herald regarding Love Mercy foundation today interested me. I dislike donating to a charity where most of the donation is used up by administration or corruptly used where it was not supposed to go. This one interested me. I'm sending off $1000. Half for "cents for seeds" and half for "micro finance". ANY more takers.
Office: 02 9545 1636
Fax: 02 9521 2696
Mail: Love Mercy Foundation
PO Box 11 Sutherland NSW 2232
The vision for Love Mercy Uganda was established after two professional athletes, Julius Achon of Uganda, and Eloise Wellings of Sydney Australia met in 2008.
Love Mercy Foundation is a rights based community development organization currently working in Northern Uganda.
Cents for Seeds is a micro loan donation given to families in Orum. For as little as a $25 dollar donation, the livelihood of an entire family can be ensured. Your one of gift will go directly to purchasing 2kg of sesame seeds, 2kg of bean seeds and 2kg of peanuts for a family. This loan will provide approximately 100kg of food. The family can then choose to eat and also sell this produce. 6kg of whatever is produced will be paid back to the Love Mercy Foundation for us to give on to the next family in need. In this way, your one off donation will be re given many times on your behalf.
Micro Finance Donations are a one off donation that provides a sustainable solution based on enabling the rights and abilities of communities. Rather than welfare, community members are provided a small micro finance loan from as little as $90 in order to establish their own income stream. Sewing machines, agricultural tools, seeds, and building materials can be purchased for less than $AU100 and from this initial injection of finance an entire business can grow which will then break the cycle of poverty. When a business becomes successful enough to pay back their loan, the Love Mercy Foundation will re-give it to another family on your behalf to impact a greater number of people from the same small donation.