The Dragonfly Board
A Note From Kathy
Dear sponsors, donors, family and friends,
All of us at DMI want to thank you for your continued support to help the ladies and their families in Uganda. Like a lot of charities we have had some extra expenses during this pandemic. There has been price increases on food, school fees and medical costs. As a result we are in need of your help once again.
I want to clarify a couple of things to our donors and sponsors: we wrote to you all saying that we need to put our school sponsorship on hold. The reason for this is related to the increase of school fees and many schools demanding boarding fee, which we had not planned for. As a result of all this pastor Godfrey and his team spent an extra $4000-$5000 dollars on school fees for the start of school. These extra funds were equivalent to the first and second term fees. We still have the money you have generously given for sponsorship and are now putting our children back in school. We have several students who need sponsors and this too will help us provide the much needed education for these children.
Secondly, I want to again thank you for all you have done for DMI. When the pandemic started in 2020 many of you stepped up and helped us feed the families we serve at $3000 a month. Your giving continued into the early part of 2020 again we are all very grateful for you faithfulness to DMI. Having said all this the latter part of 2021 donations began to decrease for the Nutrition Program. I’m sure we have all been short on cash during these last years. DMI has spent close to $50,000 providing food for our families. With businesses closed down our ladies were out of work and as a result had little to no funds to provide for their families.
As a result we are letting you all know that our Nutrition program needs funds. If you would playfully consider sending a one time gift or commit to a monthly donation to help us feed these wonderful families we, at DMI, would be grateful.
You can send a gift to DMI c/o Radiant Christian Life at 16162 Carey
Rd. Westfield, IN 46074 or you can go to dmionline.org and press the donate button.
For our sponsors in the resent letter you received we are in need of increasing our sponsorship donation to $40.00 a month. With the increase in school fees this will enable us to insure our children stay in school. (If your child is in Vocational or University we will be in contact with you to discuss the costs and see what you might be able to contribute.) If you are using reoccurring payment was set up from the previous website, you’ll have to cancel that payment in PayPal and then set up a new reoccurring payment from the PayPal link on the new website in order to change the amount.
I want to reiterate that we are so grateful for all you have done for our families in Uganda and ask that you continue to give and to pray for all of us here and in Uganda.
In Christ’s Service,
Kathy Cernero and the DMI Board