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Urukundo Village is an independent home for Rwandan children created and funded through Hope Made Real and its incredibly kind donors. We are not funded by any particular denomination or organization and welcome all who seek to help the children of Rwanda and create a better world not just for a child, but for us all. 

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Greetings from Urukundo Village for October 2014

Here it is - November! It's time for the happenings in October to go into an newsy letter to all the friends and family of Urukundo Home for Children and Urukundo Learning Center.


If you want to read about a beautiful event to honor and care for Urukundo Home and Learning Center take a few minutes to visit this blog. 


Please do this you will be amazed!

Thank you. Mama Arlene Brown



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Letter from Mama

The October Newsletter is the month we start thinking about providing schooling for the very poor children in Muhanga. In the past, beginning in 2009, we were blessed to be able to provide school supplies for 369 children seeing them through Primary school. Those children have all finished Primary School and now there is a new group needing our help.

In order to know where the help is most needed we have connected with the Village leaders (Mudugudu). They can identify the children from very poor families who will not go to school without help. With Urukundo Learning Center and your help we are able to reach out and offer education to children who would not go to school and offer them a good educational foundation and environment.  $15 is still the amount to provide for a needy child. Help make a difference. A check to Hope Made Real PO Box 3222, Williamsport, Pa 17701 will make a difference in the life of a child. Mark the check: Education in the memo.  Or you can donate online through the 'Donate Now' link on this page.  Mark 'education' in the notes field.  Thank you.


October 19 saw the birth of a new baby girl calf. We are always pleased when the baby is a girl.  We now have 3 milking cows and two girl calves.

This new baby means more milk for the kids and to sell.



Katherine Murphy an intern at the US Embassy & her friend Henita came to spend the day with Urukundo kids.

Katherine Murphy, University of Pittsburgh ‘15. Political Science, African Studies, Public Service

Katy is from the Avis Area in Pennsylvania and her parents now live in Lewisburg, the home of Bucknell University where I first became involved in a mission to Rwanda to serve its children.

Heni is originally from Florida and works at the Embassy. She has been in Rwanda for 2 years.

Both girls were a joy for the children. They played with the older 6 & 7 year olds, fun games like Chickenfoot (dominos), picture bingo, four in a row and reading stories.


Talented Kids

Nelly plays the drums for the younger singers before worship.

Left to Right: Isaah, Kavine, Soso & Diane.