2017 SOCIAL IMPACT REPORT
We are a team of pastors, teachers, artists, entrepreneurs, parents and practitioners with a dream of seeing God’s vision for our world emerge through transformation of people and communities. This transformation happens together because we are better AsOne.”
Who We Are
Where We Work
14 Tendo Education Centre 18 Enterprise 28 Church Empowerment 32 U.S. Impact 33 Dreams & Goals 35 Coming Up
AsOne Ministries is committed to transformational development, a process which seeks to restore people back to just and harmonious relationships with God, self, and their communities. Poverty is a complex issue that mars all dimensions of human life. AsOne exists to help people overcome poverty by facilitating opportunities for education, enterprise, and church empowerment.
OUR VISION To see dreams realized, communities fourish, and creation restored.
OUR MISSION Empowering local churches and communities through education and enterprise.
WE BELIEVE We believe that Jesus Christ is Lord. We believe in respecting the dignity and equality of every human life. We believe in engaging issues of justice by encouraging the oppressed to be their own change agents. We believe in responsible and transparent stewardship of resources. We believe in long-term commitments with communities that lead to sustainable results. We believe that relationships must be the foundation of all of our work. 5
Demographics* Population: 5,528 Male: 27% Female: 73% Under 18: 32% Community Leaders: 25 Water Sources: 5 Primary Schools: 3 Secondary Schools: 1 Churches: 6 NGOs*: 3 *Information gathered from Community Leaders *National Government Organizations
Demographics* Population: 10,000 Male: 40% Female: 60% Under 18: 63% Community Leaders: 10 Water Sources: 9 Primary Schools: 3 Secondary Schools: 3 Churches: 9 NGOs*: 1
“I appreciate AsOne. It means so much for them to come and talk with me. It also means a lot for them to come and spend time with me. Because of AsOne, I am confident. I know that I am loved by someone. These people that love me also have faith that I can change my situation. That is what I love most about being able to work with AsOne.” - Nyirabaginama Asiya
Women’s Bakery Project, Rwanda
UGANDA & RWANDA LITERACY CLASS
TEACHER: FAYCE AJIAMBOWHERE
26 WOMEN 2015
CLASS LENGTH EACH WEEK
1 HOUR CLASS PRICE
The women taking the literacy class can write their names and identify different letters. They can add figures and do math. Some can even greet others in English.
To generate income, all 26 women have invested their time into rearing chickens. This project helps teach financial literacy skills and economic development skills. They plan to sell the eggs to support their families.
“I was a teacher so I started a literacy class. I want to develop the women in the community. They must have basic knowledge. They need to know how to read and write their names. I want them to become literate to take care of their homes and children and to be smart women in the community.” - Fayce
UNIVERSITY SCHOLARSHIPS IN PARTNERSHIP WITH BELAY GLOBAL, RWANDA
Hope Uwitonze, Kagali Independent University Kilabo Jovanith, University of Kigali Aline Bazubagira, Mount Kenya University
THE ASONE AMAKA
DIRECTOR: JESCA NALULE RESIDENT ASSISTANT: MIRAB MUSUBIKA
The AsOne “Amaka” is a home located in Namayemba, Uganda that allows us to serve mothers who are coming out of exploitation, poverty, and injustice. The Amaka, which means home in Lunganda, allows us to serve these women by providing transitional opportunities for them to pursue educational aspirations up through University level. Our dream is to see mothers empowered and women inspired. This home has become a place of refuge and hope. Lives have been radically changed by the goodness of Jesus Christ and by the power of education.
CHILDREN IN HOME
WOMEN BACK TO SCHOOL
2016 4 12
Salama Nanyungwe Age: 30 Children: 3 Previous Job: street-worker Current Job: student Level of School: senior 3 Future Goal: nurse
Martha Mulunga Age: 23 Children: 1 Previous Job: street-worker Current Job: student Level of School: senior 3 Future Goal: teacher
Nakato Gorret Age: 15 Children: 0 Previous Job: student Current Job: student Level of School: primary 7 Future Goal: nurse
“It was God’s plan for me to come here. I thank God that I do not have my previous job. Since coming here, I have experienced a big change in my life. I never expected to go back to school, but here I am. I thank God because many girls would want to be in a place like this and they cannot be. I will always think of AsOne because they helped me out of a hard life. I thank AsOne. May God give them a long life to continue providing help to other people.”
- Esther Esther Namutamba Age: 17 Current Job: student Children: 1 Level of School: primary 7 Previous Job: street-worker Future Goal: nurse 13
TENDO EDUCATION CENTRE
FOOD CONSUMED PER DAY
STUDENTS ON SCHOLARSHIP
FAMILY INCOME PER WEEK
AGE OF STUDENTS
PARENTS IN PTA
60 5 4
*1 US Dollar equals 3500 Ugandan Shilling
13.5 KGS 6
5,000 UGX* 7
“When I was in Rwanda I had plans to move back to Uganda. But I wasn’t allowed to come because of the lack of job opportunities. So, I looked into how I could best serve the people of Namayemba. The only way I could do that would be having the freedom to see how to serve the people. I was encouraged by friends of Namayemba to move. If I came back to start my dream school in Uganda, that would give me freedom. When I came back, I discussed this school with a local pastor. I brought some of the immersion trips to the area and showed them where I wanted to start my school. We paid for the land. This gave me courage for sure. So we made a video about why I wanted to start my school. This video was showed to many people. The people who watched gave me courage and helped me start my dream. Champions House saw what I was doing and matched funds with AsOne to start building a classroom. That was the start of Tendo Education Centre. While they were building the classroom, we taught the students in the church. We built three more classrooms. The parents of the students came in and wanted to stand together and help build the school. They brought labor and timber. We now have four classrooms. That is how I pursued this dream and it has became a reality.” -Henry Ngolobe 15
STUDENT: MARY GRACE MUKARUKWAYA
She wants to gain skills to become a tailor. Her hope is to become a profitable tailor after her training.
She has been inspired by AsOne to save the income that she gets. She also has a lot of joy and happiness in her heart.
She learned that in this world there are people that really have love. She has seen a great change and now has hope. Her children are in school and they eat good food at home. She sees an improvement so she thanks AsOne for the past two years.
DAYS OF TRAINING
LEVEL OF SCHOOLING
After the tailoring training, Mary Grace wants to do business with her skill. She wants to open up her own tailoring shop and sell the materials and clothing that she makes. Others will join her in this shop and pay rent to her. This will be two ways of generating income.
â€œBecause of AsOne I have learned many things. I first learned that there are people in this world who really love and care for others. I have seen a great change, even in my family. We now have hope. I have a lot of joy and happiness in my heart. I feel like I have big hopes for the future because of tailoring training.â€? - Mary Grace
*before AsOne training *1 US Dollar equals 831 Rwandan Franc
UGANDA ASONE SALON
OWNER: RUTH NASENYA
ESTIMATED DAILY INCOME
CUSTOMERS PER WEEK
CUSTOMERS SINCE 2016
3,000,000 UGX* *1 US Dollar equals 3500 Ugandan Shilling
P31 SOAP PROJECT
The P31 Soap Enterprise is a program designed to empower women with business skills and equip them to become business owners. The goal of the project is to develop a medium-sized business, capable of employing five or more persons, selling hand-made, high quality soap products, with a reputable brand. A secondary goal is that the owners cooperative will retain the P31 business model, which puts a high priority on giving back, in valuable ways, to other less-fortunate persons in the community.
BARS MADE IN 2016
BARS MADE SINCE JAN 2017
palm oil, sunflower oil, vitamin e, castor oil, caustic soda, water, perfume, coloring
OWNER: GEORGE WALKER
George wants to use his grinding mill to grind corn for the community and provide for his family.
George want to save a minimum of 100,000 UGX per month
To grind 500 KGs of corn and 300 KGs of cassava per month.
“AsOne helped me get a job which gives me money to help me and my family. They have done me great spiritually. They have helped me to have friends and know them well. Because of this, I’m hoping that in time it will help so that I can serve the community.” - George
*1 US Dollar equals 3500 Ugandan Shilling
LEADER: DR. CHARLES OUNDO
An education-centric revolving fund that provides bicycle mechanic training that enhances opportunity for economic development.
The project also includes a rotating fund that provides a welding scholarship for one recipient at a time.
RWANDA RAFIKI POTTERY
OWNER: MABURAKINDI HAMIS
MUGS MADE FOR ASONE
YEARS MAKING POTTERY
INCOME FROM ASONE MUGS
*1 US Dollar equals 831 Rwandan Franc
Pottery by Rafiki was inspired by the cultural talents and gifts that Hamis and his family have cultivated over many years. We have joined forces with this group and we are in process of taking a talent and making it a local and international enterprise. This is a collection and family of artists who dream to see their craft loved by all who touch it. Our hope is to see handmade products from Kagina, Rwanda enjoyed in a variety of locations and cultures.
THE ASONE BAKERY
IN PARTNERSHIP WITH THE WOMEN’S BAKERY In partnership with The Women’s Bakery we started a bakery business in Kagina, Rwanda that employs six women and one man. The Women’s Bakery offers women access to business education, life skills, and applied baking and nutrition skills. From this, social and economic empowerment are born.
WEEKS OF TRAINING
PIECES OF BREAD SOLD*
INCOME PER DAY
SWEET BREAD INGREDIENTS
*per day *1 US Dollar equals 831 Rwandan Franc
1,000 RWF* wheat flour, salt, cooking oil, eggs, milk, water, sugar, yeast, honey
WE BELIEVE THE GREATEST ENVIRONMENT FOR TRANSFORMATION IS IN THE LOCAL CHURCH. OUR WORK IS DONE IN AND THROUGH THE LOCAL CHURCH BY MOBILIZING COMMUNITIES TOWARDS TRANSFORMATIONAL DEVELOPMENT. OUR GOAL IS TO RESTORE PEOPLE BACK TO THEIR ORIGINAL IDENTITY AND PURPOSE.
REVIVAL TABERNACLE HARVESTERS CHURCH Revival Tabernacle is committed to care for those who God cares for.
ATTENDEES PER SUNDAY
Pastor Erisa Muwanguzi
BAPTIZED MAY 2017
Pastor Steven Mududa
“We want to make sure people in the community get to know God by the programs we have. To bring our community together and learn how to love others. We want to see the church caring for the orphans, widows, and the neglected. We want our church to be a service to the entire community. ” - Pastor Erisa
GIFTED HANDS CLUB LEADER: MIRAB MUSUBIKA
13-30 WHY CRAFTS?
To make craft works using creative skills among youth, with the goal of spreading the Gospel.
TYPE OF CRAFTS
baskets, bathing sponges, hats for men and women, tablecloths, door-mats, bags, necklaces, bead-bags, wallets, curtains
COMMUNITY RESOURCE CENTRE A re-sale store owned by the Revival Tabernacle that offers low cost household items and resources to meet immediate needs of the poor in the community.
ITEMS SOLD PER MONTH
70,030 UGX* *1 US Dollar equals 3500 Ugandan Shilling
CHURCH PARTNERS THE PORCH CHURCH
Mitchell, South Dakota
ORGANIZATION PARTNERS THE WOMENâ€™S BAKERY
DAKOTA WESLEYAN UNIVERSITY
Chamberlain, South Dakota
Mitchell, South Dakota
PEOPLE IMPACT IMMERSION TRIP PARTICIPANTS
DONORS SINCE 2016
GOALS AsOne Ministries is a convergence of over 500 stories. Our dream is to see that grow.
Our goal is to continue to foster our offerings as a community-based ministry in Uganda and Rwanda by developing, maintaining, and sustaining the following projects and programs:
TENDO EDUCATION CENTRE:
POTTERY BY RAFIKI:
- Classrooms - Income-generating livestock projects - Student feeding program
- Provide second transition home for women coming out of prostitution
P31 SOAP PROJECT:
- Continue to improve soap quality - Research and develop new markets for soap - Improve US sales
- Expand bakery employment and production - Use land to create a garden for bakery to improve sustainability
- Improve product quality - Sell to local markets in Rwanda - Employ more residents of Kagina
- Develop new church partners and church income-generating projects - Scholarship more secondary and university students
- Expand to a village called Rwanyabihuka in Western Uganda - Develop secondary school: classrooms, uniforms, piggery unit - Farmer training and economic development
We are thankful to be a part of the story God is writing through AsOne Ministries. This is a convergence of donors, partners, families, and friends all around the world. Because of everyone involved we are able to see dreams realized, communities flourish, and creation restored. We are excited for our future and believe we are better together, AsOne.
STAFF & BOARD OF DIRECTORS Andrew DeVaney Sylvia Uwambaye Henry Ngolobe MacKenzie Stevens Jesca Nalule Kristen Lanier Mirab Musubika Alisha Vincent Michelle Mebius Isaac Van Essen Audra Eide Joel Allen Geoffrey Buck Emmanuel Byamukama
CEO/Founder Director, Rwanda Director, Uganda Design & Administration Director, AsOne Amaka Director of Development Resident Assitant, AsOne Amaka Board Chairwoman Vice President Secretary/Co-Founder Board Member Board Member Board Member Board Member
A special thank you to Sarah Beth Buck Photography and Jaden Miller for your talented ability to capture these beautiful moments. 34
UPCOMING IMMERSION TRIPS / EVENTS NOVEMBER 17-26, 2017 Trip Leader: Alisha Vincent Spots Open: 10-12 Cost: $3,200 Find trip application at asoneafrica.org/immersion
MAY 14-24, 2018 Trip Organizers: MacKenzie Stevens & Breanna Burklund Spots Open: 10-12 Cost: $3,200 Find trip application at asoneafrica.org/immersion
MAY 23-31, 2018 Trip Organizers: MacKenzie Stevens & Breanna Burklund Spots Open: 10-12 Cost: $3,200 Find trip application at asoneafrica.org/immersion
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