$17,028 of $30,000 Raised
CERESAV-Uganda is raising funds to help support Victims of acid attack violence. In this particular case, CERESAV is raising $30,000 for Sumaiya Namwanje. Sumaiya Namwanje is a patient CERESAV is currently supporting in hospital after suffering vicious acid attack burns from her boyfriend. This attack left her blinded in her right eye and badly burnt on her upper body. Sumaiya was seven months pregnant at the time of her attack. She delivered a baby boy on the morning of April 10, 2017. Sumaiya’s baby is safely out of the nursery.
Sumaiya and her baby have no home to return to once they are discharged from the hospital. As CERESAV, we have no capacity to accommodate, later on, pay rent for Sumaiya since we rely on unsolicited donations from the generous public. It would break our hearts to see Sumaiya and her baby head to the streets of Kampala and become street beggars.
We are hoping that with these funds, CERESAV will be able to locate a reasonably priced piece of land and build a house enough for Sumaiya and her baby. CERESAV will also work to equip Sumaiya with basic skills for self-sustainability since she has one surviving eye. With these basic skills, she will be able to carry out small-scale farming on her piece of land to be able to sustain herself and her baby.
All donations to CERESAV-Uganda go through ASA Social Fund for Hidden Peoples, a USA-based nonprofit organization. ASA Social fund for Hidden Peoples wires money to the CERESAV-Uganda account and CERESAV reports back to ASA both narratively and Financially. ASA Social Fund team periodically visits Uganda for support and supervision as well as impact evaluation.