2023 impact

& generosity report

A massive thank you to our partners, supporters,

and volunteers! You are the reason why hundreds of children are now able to laugh, learn and heal. Thanks to your kind hearts and generosity, we've been able to create safe spaces for these little ones to thrive in. You truly made 2023 a year of hope and happiness and we thank you from the bottom of our hearts!

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In 2023, we marked the fifteenth anniversary of Droplets In A Stream. As I reflect upon our journey, the word that comes to mind is faithful. From our partners in Africa to our donors and volunteers, we’ve been blessed with the unwavering faithfulness of those who support our cause.


In Africa, our partners have been working tirelessly for years with very little resources. Despite the challenges they face, they remain committed to improving the lives of children in their communities. Their faithfulness is truly inspiring, and we are honoured to work alongside them.


Our donors, too, have shown remarkable faithfulness in their giving. We are constantly amazed by the generosity of those who support our mission and help us make a tangible difference in the lives of children. Without your continued support, we would not be able to achieve the incredible impact that we have.

And of course, we cannot forget our volunteers, who give so generously of their time and energy to support our cause. Their faithfulness to our mission is evident in everything they do, and we are so grateful for their dedication and hard work.


It is with great joy that we announce that this year has been our best year yet in terms of donations. Your contributions have allowed us to expand our reach and impact in ways we never thought possible. We could not have achieved this incredible milestone without your help, and we want you to know how truly grateful we are for your support.


Looking forward, we’re excited to make a difference in the lives of even more children and create a brighter future for all. Thank you for your faithfulness, and for joining us in this important work.



Rodney Callanan

Director and Co-Founder

NO CHILD

SHOULD LIVE IN

FEAR AND POVERTY

In 2023, you helped us support four charities

in East Africa focused on creating lasting change

in their communities. Together we provided:

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education

Every child deserves

the chance to reach their full potential.


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child

protection

Every child deserves

protection from violence and exploitation. Every survivor deserves justice and care.

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healthcare

Every child and adult deserves access

to healthcare.

My name is *Precious.

Thank you for giving me

a chance to go to school.

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Your faithful support in 2023 made an incredible impact

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1.08m

raised in donations

by our amazing community

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878

children received

free, life-changing education

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3299

children and adults received free

medical care

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My name is *Kingston.

Thank you for helping

me to have the surgery

I needed.

157

children rescued

from trafficking

and exploitation

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164

children received

trauma-informed care

post abuse

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73

child survivors

received protective housing and aftercare

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483

children and adults

receiving counselling

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101

vulnerable families

received groceries

and food support

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1511

children and adults enjoyed Christmas celebrations

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17

families

received housing assistance

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759

people received assistance:

food hampers, building maintenance, transport

to doctors, etc

A gift to Droplets In A Stream

makes the impossible possible.

Let’s look at our partner highlights.

Kyampisi, Uganda

Kyampisi Childcare Ministries

In 2023, KCM worked tirelessly to keep children safe from the horrors of sacrifice and trafficking.

St Paul’s Rehabilitation Centre

Currently, the Rehab Centre houses and cares for 91 children, aged 9 months to 17 years old. These children receive trauma-informed care and loving support as they recover from child sacrifice, neglect, trafficking, and abuse.

The Rock Hill School

The Rock Hill School is a safe and happy place where the most vulnerable children in Mukono receive quality education. The school welcomes all children from the Rehabilitation Centre, providing support for those with disabilities and mental health challenges.

Hope's case sets

precedent for child sacrifice

prosecutions in Uganda.


Hope’s captor was sentenced to

44 years in prison but appealed for

a reduced sentence. However,

the high court increased the sentence to life in prison.


Hope’s case has set a crucial precedent for future cases, emphasizing the urgent need for justice, support, medical care, and prevention of child sacrifice.

The International Hope Conference and Gala

KCM’s Annual Hope Event was the largest yet, with 350 officials in attendance including prosecutors, ministries, judicial officers, police, and advocates.


Over 1,000 members of the

public attended the gala, where the children gave a moving performance through song and dance. The event was a powerful step towards ending child sacrifice.

73 Convictions

73 perpetrators were convicted for trafficking and child sacrifice, more than double the previous year.

KCM partnered with police, parliament, and prosecutors

to bolster protection and

justice for children.

Uganda enacted the Prevention and Prohibition of Human Sacrifice Law.


New guidelines are being implemented for prosecutors and judges in the fight against child sacrifice.


Training increased for evidence gathering and victim-centred investigations.


The court implemented anonymous, recorded, or written testimony from victims to prevent child survivors from being re-traumatized.

Nateete, Uganda

Bridge

Christian Ministries

BCM has continued to nurture the growth of young minds with free education in one of Uganda's poorest slums.

New Seasons School

In 2023, the school served 210 students, and the number is expected to increase in 2024 as more children are eager to attend and learn.

A bigger team for a better school!

New Seasons School has a dedicated team of 14 staff members, including one headteacher and 13 teachers. To improve the school's efficiency, the administration has hired additional personnel and created the Executive Director Office. With support from Droplets In A Stream, staff salaries were covered and school supplies were provided to those in need.

Fighting witchcraft.

Saving children.

BCM visited several homes

including some of the renowned "witchdoctors" in the community.


In a powerful display, the witchdoctors handed over their ‘witchcraft tools’ which were burnt in front of the community.


BCM successfully rescued ten children from their parents' witchcraft practices. As a result of this intervention, the parents

of these children have now become members of the BCM church.

Supporting Survivors

BCM supported 56 families including many women and children who were suffering from domestic abuse. The survivors were provided

with counselling and safe living accommodation while the families received counselling.

Health and Nutrition

BCM aided community members battling HIV/AIDS, severe typhoid, malaria and ailing mental health.

300 families received nourishing maize flour and beans.

Christmas giving!

In the spirit of joy and togetherness, BCM organized a Christmas event that will forever be etched in the memories of children, parents, and guardians. All the children received Christmas gifts including cups, plates, flasks, and basins.

Supper for 1500!

BCM held a special New Year celebration to welcome 2024 and every person received supper as

a way of celebration.

Rescued

Kisumu, Kenya

The Milele Home

After opening its doors in 2022, The Milele Home has become a sought-after sanctuary for Kisumu’s most vulnerable mothers and babies.

Kenya’s heartbreaking child-welfare crisis

Teen mothers, victims of sexual violence, and those living in poverty with HIV/AIDS are struggling to care for their newborns. Tragically, these young mothers are often rejected by their communities and forced to fend for themselves and their babies on the streets.

Hope, healing, and new beginnings at Milele

The Milele Home provides a safe and nurturing environment

where young mothers can learn life skills, receive an education, and bond with their babies. With support from Droplets In A Stream, the home received some amazing upgrades including

a solar water pump, tiled flooring, jungle gyms and swing sets!

The power of love and support

Talia and her teenage mum were among the first to seek refuge as residents at Milele. After a year of loving care,

Talia was fortunate enough to be reunited with her grandparents. Her mother's graduation from high school in 2023 made the reunion even more special.

William's inspiring journey

to school for the deaf

William, a 9-year-old hearing-impaired boy, was thrilled to attend school for the first time in his life. He now studies at a school for the deaf and his grandparents are deeply grateful for the help.

Teen mums graduate!

We're thrilled to share that the

second group of teen moms have successfully completed their high school education. These young women showed incredible motivation and dedication to their studies.


Club leader, Esther, was especially impressive, achieving a B in her

finals and now has the opportunity

to attend university.

Community Empowerement

Milele employs 3 caregivers, 1 social worker, 1 nurse, 1 academic adviser,

2 cleaners and 10 farm workers.

Overcoming Malnutrition

Upon arrival, Mikah was diagnosed with malnutrition, low weight, and a severe skin infection. With care from Milele, Mikah is now thriving in school and full of energy!

Feeding 40+ families!

The new solar water pump provides enough water to irrigate the fields and farm of Milele. Thanks to this investment, the farm now produces enough fresh produce to feed over 40 families

in the community.

Bungoma, Kenya

Transfer of Responsibility:

A positive change

for the boys

During the course of 2023, Droplets In A Stream transferred responsibility for supporting 30 boys to The Kings Embrace,

a charitable foundation operating in Bungoma.


Established by a U.S. based Christian organization, The Kings Embrace invested in 7 acres of land and completed a new home for street boys in 2019.


Droplets In A Stream provided funding to ensure the future accommodation, care, and education of these young boys. We are confident that this move will provide a better quality of care, living conditions, and educational opportunities for these boys.

Additionally, this agreement will ensure that financial management of activities is conducted with a more structured and rigorous approach than before. We're cheering on the boys as they embark on a new chapter and unlock their full potential!

2023 Donations

1.08m

$1.08M was donated

by our amazing supporters

in 2023. Thank you!


100% of every dollar reaches

the people and projects we support in East Africa.

Donations

how we allocated funds in 2023

Partner Support

$104 000

Supporting the management and

staff of our charitable Partners

in East Africa.

Capital Projects

$439 900

Construction projects, repairs,

asset management, and the acquisition of land and equipment.

Education

$88 333

School staffing wages, desks

and furniture, teaching aids, books, consumables and schools fees.

Child Welfare

$460 815

Rehabilitation costs including

staff and specialist care, counselling sessions, court costs and legal fees, accommodation and nutritional care.

Medical and Health Care

$46 600

Surgeries, hospital and clinical treatments, nursing, inoculations

and vaccinations.

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