Money in itself is not evil

This is from friend, a most dedicated man, the Director of Kigezi Orphans Project, Serving Children the lord! through this orphange.

*In 1923, nine of the wealthiest people in the world met at Chicago's Edge Water Beach Hotel*.

*Their combined wealth, it is estimated, exceeded the wealth of the Government of the United States at that time*. These men certainly knew how to make a living and accumulate wealth. *Attending the meeting were the following men*:
1. The president of the *largest steel company,*
2. The president of the *largest utility company,*
3. The president of the *largest gas company,*
4. The president of the *New York Stock Exchange,*
5. The president of the *Bank of International Settlements,*
6. The *greatest wheat speculator*,
7. The greatest *bear on Wall Street,*
8. The head of the *World's greatest Economy*
&
9. A member of *President Harding's cabinet*.

*That's a pretty impressive line-up of people by anyone's yardstick.*
Yet, 25 years later, where were those nine industrial giants?

*Let’s examine what happened to them 25 years later*.
1. The President of the then largest steel company (Bethlehem Steel Corp), *Charles M Schwab, lived on borrowed capital for five years before he died bankrupt.*
2. The President of the then largest gas company, *Howard Hubson, went insane*.
3. One of the greatest commodity traders (Wheat Speculator), *Arthur Cutten, died insolvent.*
4. The then President of the New York Stock Exchange, *Richard Whitney, was sent to jail.*
5. The member of the US President’s Cabinet (the member of President Harding's cabinet), *Albert Fall, was pardoned from jail just to be able to go home and die in peace.*
6. The greatest “bear” on Wall Street, *Jesse Livermore committed suicide*.
7. The President of the then world’s greatest monopoly, *Ivar Krueger, committed suicide*.
8. The President of the Bank of International Settlement, *Leon Fraser, committed Suicide.*
9. The president of the largest utility company, *Samuel Insull, died penniless.*

*What they forgot was how to "make" life while they got busy making money!*

*Money in itself is not evil;* it provides food for the hungry, medicine for the sick, clothes for the needy. *Money is only a medium of exchange.*

*We need two kinds of education*:
a) One that teaches us *how to make a living,*
and
b) One that teaches us *how to live*.

*There are many of us who are so engrossed in our professional life that we neglect our family, health and social responsibilities. If asked why we do this, we would reply that *"We are doing it for our family"*.
Yet, *our kids are sleeping when we leave home*. They are sleeping *when we come back home*!! *Twenty years later, we’ll turn back, and they’ll all be gone, to pursue their own dreams and their own lives*.

*Without water, a ship cannot move*. *The ship needs water, but if the water gets into the ship, the ship will face existential problems*. What was once a means of living for the ship will now become a means of destruction.

Similarly we live in a time where earning is a necessity but *let not the earning enter our hearts, for what was once a means of living will surely become a means of destruction for us as well.*
*So take a moment and ask yourself, "Has the water entered my ship?"*
I hope not!

Hope the above story will drive all of us in a better direction in life.
''Alone I can 'Say' *but*
together we can 'talk'.

'Alone I can 'Enjoy' *but*
together we can
'Celebrate'.

'Alone I can 'Smile' *but*
together we can 'Laugh'.

That's the BEAUTY of
Human Relations.

We are nothing *without*
each other
Together we can bless the children at Kigezi Orphans Home Cbo with whatever little we have!!!! Kigezi is in food crisis but we have hope and faith that your loving and caring heart will rescue these helpless poor little souls at kigezi orphans project!

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Kigezi orphans project

Kigezi orphans project
 

Kigezi orphans project

Kigezi orphans project, is located in south western  Uganda ,with its head office in KABALE town along KABALE-Kisoro Road ,Plot 142/144 Kigezi Tumuke House.2nd floor. The orphanage school is located 43 Kilometers from the Head office in village of Katojo Rutenga sub county at the boarder of Kanungu ,Rukungiri ,and KABALE Districts

Kigezi orphans:

Background
Kigezi Home of Orphans Project is a charitable community based organization operating in Katojo Parish, Rutenga Sub County, Kanungu District, Uganda, and East Africa. It has a field office in its area of operation and a regional office in Kigezi Twimukye Building, second floor Room 9 located on Plot 142/144, Kabale Town along Kabale-Kisoro road Uganda.

It was founded in 2010 with the overall goal of caring for  the orphans through counseling, provision of educational services, supporting agriculture, HIV testing and enabling access to ARVs of the infected orphans and guardians. The founder is a native of the project area of operation, was touched by the lives of the increasing number of orphans most of whom are losing their parents to HIV/AIDS, poor health conditions they are living in their communities. In addition to lack of parental care and love, some of these young children (orphans) would be left out when they are also HIV positive in an area where health care services are very low and demanding.

Majority of the orphans were marginalized, lacked basic needs of life and the HIV positive ones were stigmatized by the community members. This led to a high rate of school dropouts, unwanted pregnancies, early marriages and increase in the rate of crimes such as murder, robbery, theft and prostitution as well as low level of education, hence  most of them continued to lose hope. The future of most of the orphaned and vulnerable children appeared doomed which influenced the founder of this organization to form a group that would collectively be in position to assist them where possible.

As a starting point, the founder organized a team which sensitized the community members and provided guidance and counseling to the orphans and their guardians. Today, the project has 409 beneficiaries (orphans) and there is a plan and need to expand it to other areas within the region and entire communities.
Politically, the project is located at the basement of Local government level (LC1) which is Nyamirengyere Cell, Katojo Parish Rutenga Sub-county. The beneficiaries, children, are from the local communities around. In addition to that the School project which as an orphanage is non partisan.

The school project economically is being helped by local communities who are beneficiaries contributing small amounts of money and the remaining support is from friends and well wishers from United States of America.

Religiously, the orphanage Project favors and welcomes all the religious denominations these are Catholics, Protestants, and Moslems, Orthodox, SDA and many others. This has helped the project to maintain peace, justice, order and development.

The orphanage project is in Kigezi region that comprises of Rukiga-Runyankole as cultures. Therefore, the child at school, their mother language is Rukiga Runyankore following their Traditional Cultural behavior of Rukiga-Runyankole.

Therefore, the founder made sure that the project is owned by the beneficiaries (orphans) and their guardians who have eased its organization and management.

1.2 Service offered by the project
The project offers a number of services in order to meet difficult needs and requirements of its beneficiaries. These are:

Education for both nursery and primary levels,
Educating orphans on dangers of HIV/ AIDS;
Provision of guidance and counseling services;
Encouraging self reliance to orphans;
Developing orphans economically and socially,
Increasing access to basic education through provision of scholastic materials.

1.3 Mission of the project
The mission of the project is to continuously provide basic needs, moral support, rights and guidance to orphaned and vulnerable children within its area of operation.

1.4 Vision of the project
The vision of the project is to become a leading orphanage project within the region enabling orphaned children to develop into good mannered self reliant individuals.