Uganda: Ramona’s Reach
NOTE: Ramona’s Reach is a partnering ministry with Action International Ministries (Canada).
Ramona Reimer was a passionate woman who died of cancer at the age of 26. During her life she felt a special call to go to Africa and help the less fortunate, especially orphans. As she was fighting her battle with cancer, she still believed she would go there one day. Her faith, love and her vision for Africa became stronger and stronger as her battle continued. After a 3 year courageous battle with cancer she passed away on Nov.27/09.
After Ramona passed away her family as well as close friends decided to accept her dream for the less fortunate of Africa and continue to pursue it in her memory. She has passed the baton on to us, and amazingly doors have opened for us and people have felt called to help with the vision for Africa. Now her dream has become our dream, the dream to help the disadvantaged of Africa.
Through a unique set of seemingly miraculous circumstances a parcel of 5 acres of land in Uganda, Africa was donated for Ramona’s Reach. The logistics and connections were initally made through an organization called Heartstrings World Mission whose mission is to connect the church with the needy and opressed. Together with the leaders in Pamora village, a three phase plan for the children’s village was created.
Phase 1: (completed)
• Tipper Lorry Truck
Phase 2: (completed)
• Ramona’s Children’s Home
• Kitchen for the children’s home
• Administration Building/Housing for Missions Teams
• School (currently being constructed)
• Medical Clinic
• Agriculture Development
So we continue to work. We are excited that we finally have the children’s home up and running. There are currently 11 orphans living in the children’s home, hopefully it will be around 35 orphans by the end of 2017.
Even though the people of Pamora are extremely poor they pooled their money and sent some of the the locals to school to be childhood educators, we have hired some of them to help us run the school. We have 7 teachers that are currently teaching at the Ramona’s Reach school. The orphans as well as the local children attend the school and are being educated. They are so excited…