Big step forward!
Just last month, we closed on almost 3 acres of beautiful
land. It’s in a perfect location near the paved road that
connects the town of Bundibugyo with the nearby country
of DRC (Democratic Republic of Congo).
Our property shares a border with a Christian high
school. Our team has met with teachers and students
who are eager to partner with Ourganda in some of our
projects. Our land is level, covered with cocoa trees,
and water and electric are adjacent. Securing the land
is the first step in the process of creating a campus
that will serve the community and accelerate the
accomplishment of our mission. We could not be more
thankful to God.
Two generous architects from Seattle and Vancouver,
Washington, drew the outside elevation and the
floor plan. Our building committee is scorching the
Zoom video lines
between the U.S.
and Uganda with
materials, bids, and
We have a few
steps to take
before the property is ready.
1. Survey – The process is a bit different in Uganda. We
own the land, but the boundaries are approximate and
were marked by cutting down trees. In order to record it
with the land office, we need to pay an official surveyor
who uses GPS and creates an official record. The cost
2. Construction Plans – These are being drawn right
now. The architect has donated all of his time, but he
contracted the drafting to some folks who need $3,500.
Ourganda Community Center
3. Fence – We have to protect the boundaries and the
property itself by erecting a fence and a couple of
gates. The cost is $18,000.
We hope to have $22,300 by Nov. 11, which is the date
when two of our builders from the U.S.
will arrive in Bundibugyo.
Please help us
take these final
steps so the
property will be
ready to build.
P.S. If you have questions, go to ourganda.org/
community-center and click on the bright-red
“Top Five Questions” button at the bottom of the
page. If you have more questions, shoot us a
note and let’s set up a time to talk.