Make a Difference – The Importance of Fundraising


Fundraising is vital to successful functioning of nonprofits. In order to help improve health in Iganga District, we’ve got to have funds to provide life-saving interventions for village households. And it doesn’t take much. In Ugandan villages, the difference between life and death literally comes down to a few dollars –- we’ve seen it time and again. For lack of a mosquito net, malaria takes a life. Contaminated water sickens a young woman with AIDS, and she can’t withstand the illness.

We raise most of our operating costs from individual donors (click here to see our financial information), and we need your help to do that! The easiest way to support us is to make a tax-deductible donation. But if you’d like to get a little more involved, we can help you do that, too. Consider putting on a fundraiser event on behalf of UVP — which is really on behalf of the children and families of Iganga.

If there is anything we can do to help you run your fundraiser, please let us know. We have board members, alumni, and friends who would be happy to help, perhaps even in person if they live nearby. We hope that you will believe in our mission and be inspired to help us in our work –- if there are any questions we can answer about how we run our programs, our finances, or our structure and strategies, just let us know. We strive for as great a degree of transparency as we can create, so that we can demonstrate why our cause is worthy of your support.

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Random Fundraising Ideas – refresh the page for a new idea!:

The sponsored food fundraiser: Many restaurants and businesses have fundraising programs that you can easily participate in. Examples are Krispy Kreme and Panera Bread (you sell either dozens of doughnuts or special Panera coupons). These are also extremely easy and could be done on autopilot.


Contact if you have questions or comments about fundraising