Ten Eighteen was founded in late 2008, and is a 501(c)3 organization. Importantly, 100% of your donations go to our work – we take ZERO administrative fees! We work primarily in Uganda, which is our heart’s second home. Visit our SISTER SITE, The Ndoto Collection, to get great handmade items from our women’s cooperatives in Mawanga and Namuwongo!
Founded and run by the Wright family, Ten Eighteen works with registered NGO’s in Kampala, Jinja, Bukaleba, and Tororo:
* RAY OF HOPE, NAMUWONGO, KAMPALA
Our largest partner, we work with Ray of Hope to sponsor more than 35 children for school, from P1 through University and trade school. We have given out over 50 micro-business grants to women living in the slums, allowing these women to rise above terrible situations and feed, clothe, and house their children with dignity.
We also pay the salaries of two social workers, help the women’s group Nawezakana create items for the market, and support two elderly widows who have moved back to their villages with transport (for ARVs).
* HOSPICE JINJA
One of only six hospices in Uganda, we have partnered with Hospice Jinja since 2010 by paying for a large portion of their annual fuel costs.
* ARISE AFRICA
Based in Jinja, Arise Africa has a babies home in Bukaleba. Ten Eighteen has built one school building for primary school, and is planning to get a fully functioning campus of P1-P7 built in the next few years. We also sponsor several of the babies through monthly support.
* HOSPICE TORORO
While we have been unable to financially help Uganda’s newest hospice to date, we have visited and given advice and moral support. It is our sincere desire to help them financially in 2015!
* ANDROS, BAHAMAS
Our newest project has been a youth camp in Andros, Bahamas. We hope to expand our work there as funds become available – we’re traveling to Fresh Creek in June, 2015 to look at a few opportunities.