In March of 2020 we purchased the land. In September, 2022 we broke ground during a beautiful ceremony with our sisters, Ugandan staff, Ugandan Board of Directors and 2 US Board Directors.
The day was full of celebration and growth as Jess and Shanna met with our Ugandan Board of Directors in a workshop on the Vision and Values for Crazy Love Africa. The US Board had gone through this same exercise as did our sisters. The goal this year is to build a 3–5-year Strategic Plan with this group of global sisters, board members from Uganda and the US so that Crazy Love Africa is set up to create long term systemic change.
Our sisters’ dream is turning into a community of global citizens, working together to build the Crazy Love Africa Community Center and ensure the seven programs we run will continue, sustainably into the future. The top floor of the Community Center will be dedicated exclusively to income generating rental apartments which will cover the costs of the building’s maintenance and care.
We dug a well at the beginning of 2023—providing running water so the foundation could be laid. Our construction leads and crew are working hard to be efficient and effective. We are grateful to have such dedicated individuals on the ground, raising the walls.
We invite you to join us on our journey of Crazy Love. This center will be a safe place for our sisters to meet for support groups, health education, business training, craft workshops, and will have a store to sell our artisan crafts to people around the world. Our sister’s children will also utilize the CLA Community Center’s classroom space for tutoring, training, and support, thus fulfilling our mission to positively affect and empower the entire family.
We have raised $80,500 in donations and pledges—enough for phase/year one and need $69,500 more to complete the community center. Construction will be done in three phases, projected to be finished in less than three years! In order to avoid delays, please partner with us to get the job completed.
You can support our Crazy Love Africa Community Center in many ways. By making a generous monthly pledge or one-time donation you will help us meet our goal for each phase of the community center over the next three years. Donate directly to our CLA Community Center. We also take gifts of stock, cash or checks.
Thank you for making a difference in the lives of our Ugandan sisters and their families in the Crazy Love Africa community!