D-A-G Australia Well

Thursday, 02-Jul-2015


A recipient of my Dress Sponsorship Program for 2014 and first quarter of 2015. Raised the amount of $5000.00 to build a well for clean water in Kalagi Uganda.

Official acknowledgement of Dress A Girl Australia well in Kalagi Uganda



Received this plaque today from Water-4-Kids International officially acknowledging the Dress A Girl well built and sponsored by Dress A Girl Friends from Australia in Kalagi Uganda. 

To see a larger and readable version of the plaque, click here.


To see a larger and readable version of the official letter above, click here.

My heartfelt thanks to all the individual sponsors who found it in their hearts to sponsor dresses which I sew on their behalf including those individuals who donated for their birthdays, christmas presents and I was able to raise the money($5,000) needed to sponsor the cost of building the well. What a difference the water from the well has made to the people/community of Kalagi Uganda. 
Sponsored dresses were distributed as part of the school kits to some of the 500 school children in the Philippines last month(June Distribution #94). Thanks everyone!

For more pictures on the school kits and dress distributions, please click here and for school kits distributions, click here.


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Saturday, 28-Mar-2015

Dress A Girl Australia Well now open for the community of Kalagi Uganda


The well that I have been fundraising for the community of Kalagi Uganda is now open and has been handed over to the community. Here are some images taken by Hope-4-Kids International during the opening and handing over of the well.
For larger and individual images, please click here

I want to thank all the donors who helped in contributing to the funds raised through dress sponsorships, purchases from my on-line shops and ebay, family, close friends and a few friends from Dress A Girl Australia. Thank you from the bottom of my heart. You have helped restore hope to a village in Uganda through clean water. Thank you so much.

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Thursday, 26-Mar-2015


The fundraising page for the Dress A Girl Australia well is now closed. The well has been built and completed.


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Wednesday, 25-Mar-2015


As of today, I have raised the amount of $5,000.US dollars ($6,352.92 in AUD) for the Dress A Girl well in Kalagi Uganda from dress sponsorships (Dec 2014 to Mar 2015), sales from my on-line shops and market stalls last full year 2014, ebay sales 2014  from my unwanted items and donations from family,close friends and a few friends of Dress A Girl Australia. I have also been advised that the well has been finished. More details of this successful project will be made available soon including well dedication. I would like to extend my heartfelt thanks to all the donors who helped me make this project possible, for helping give hope to the people of Kalagi Uganda through clean water. Thank you. Thank you from the bottom of my heart.


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14-Mar-2015 - Kalagi, Uganda - Your well is open!



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4-Mar-2015 - Kalagi, Uganda - Your well is finished!



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2-Mar-2015

Update on Dress A Girl Australia Well for the community of Kalagi Uganda


Here is an update of the Dress A Girl Australia well from Water-4-Kids International which I am trying to raise money for  for the people/community of Kalagi Uganda through the Dress Sponsorship program, proceeds from sales of my online shop and ebay listings.

As of today I have raised $4,287.25 out of the $10,500 money that is required to accomplish this project. Still trying to think of ways to make the fundraising quicker. It is not an easy task to try to accomplish something especially in an unfamiliar environment but soon, very soon I will get to reach my goal. I just have to be very patient and diligent.

To access a larger and more readable version of this letter, please click here. If you want to help make a difference and give a better future and hope to the people of Kalagi Uganda, you can help by selecting any of the options below -
1) Dress Sponsorship program - click here for more details and how to sponsor a dress.
2) Buying any of the handmade stuff I make and sell - click here to go to the online shop.
3) Buy any listings I made in ebay under 'Leisurestuff', click here to check out what is available
4) Or if you can spare any amount, click here to make a donation.

Thank you.

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Saturday, 28-Dec-2013


Wish for 2014 - Dress A Girl Well in Kalagi Uganda

Please come and join Dress A Girl Australia in aiming for the stars for the people of Kalagi Uganda. For at least one star... one big star that will change one village' way of life ...hope through clean water. 
With your help, we can make this happen. Please help spread the word around. Thank you!

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Saturday, 16-Nov-2013


We can do it...We can make this happen!

Hello everyone !  It is finally here and I hope you will support Dress A Girl Australia in its mission to raise money to build a well and provide clean water for the people in Kalagi, Uganda. The fundraising page is now active and accepting donations. To access the page, please click on the image below -. Same image is also available on the right navigation pane.
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To donate, please click on the image below -



The fundraising page will automatically become unavailable once the goal has been reached.
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All donations go directly to the Water-4-Kids program of the Water-4-kids International who is working in partnership with the Dress a Girl Well project of Dress A Girl around the World and all donations made using the fundraising page will be earmarked for Friends of Dress A Girl Australia. The goal is to raise the amount of $10,500 US (approximately $11,200 AUD at today's exchange rate). The village information on Kalagi Uganda is available on the fundraising page which you can share to all your family and friends who may want to give towards the well. Donors can leave a message with the amount of their donations or donate anonymously on the page. A receipt is issued for your donations. **

Please help spread the word around. Through everyone's kindness and generosity we will be able to give hope and make good health, safety and abundant life become a reality for the families of this village. What better time to help and make a difference and aim to reach the goal this Christmas season. Let us spread good cheer not only to our dear family and friends but share the holiday spirit we always have and enjoy with a village in need and celebrate Christmas in the most wonderful way possible...hope through clean water for the people of Kalagi, Uganda in the very near future.

Spread the word around! We can do it!  We can make this happen! 

Thank you in advance!

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** Highly recommend anyone making a donation to talk to their accountants for advise regarding donations you make and the receipt issued for the donations.

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Thursday, 10-Oct-2013


Connected to a village in Uganda

Dress A Girl Australia is now connected to a village where a well for clean water will be constructed once the funds are available. Here is a profile of the village Kalagi in Uganda -
Village Profile: Kalagi, Uganda

  • Parish: Degeya
  • Sub-County: Kalagala
  • County: Bamunanika
  • District: Luwero
  • Current water source: Open Pond
  • Population: 700 Children; 300 Adults
KALAGI VILLAGE is located in the Luwero Central Region, Luwero District in the subcounty of Kalagala. Following the Uganda-Tanzania War that removed Idi Amin Dada from power in 1979, a period of intense competition and fighting for control between different groups followed. Luwero was the heart of the Liberation War of 1981-1986 when a guerrilla war was waged by the National Resistance Army (NRA) against the then government of Milton Obote and later of Tito Okello. Many civilian lives were lost when Obote’s forces retaliated against the NRA. Although numerous Obote soldiers had previously survived Idi Amin’s terrorist activities, they sadly turned to the same type of actions against the NRA. The area of the Luwera District had many refugee camps that were subject to military control and human rights abuses. Having been at the heart of this war-ravaged area, leaders quickly abandoned the land and moved to Kampala to enjoy their victory. As a result, this area has been ignored by past and current governments so badly that the only significant development has been a paved road that was put in three years ago. Every single person living here continues to suffer greatly from these historic challenges.

The original water source of Kalagi is an open pond located 4.0 kilometers from the village. Because the pond is open, animals also have access to it, tracking in mud and sediment when they drink and often going to the bathroom in or near the pond. When it rains, water runs over the ground collecting pollutants and pours them into the source. The small pool is a dark brown color indicating the enormous amount of mud and silt that get stirred up. Dense foliage around some of the pond can hide snakes and other animals. Water-borne diseases such as typhoid, cholera and dysentery abound in this source and are responsible for many cases of sick villagers. The very young and the elderly usually suffer the most and fragile lives are often lost to the ravages of these diseases. And still they continue to drink this filthy, horrific water because they simply have no way to obtain clean water.

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The situation for life and health are desperate and often hopeless in the village of Kalagi. But the lives of these precious villagers will soon be radically changed for the better with your gift of a borehole. This deep well will provide fresh, pure water for these villagers and their surrounding community. They will simply have to pump a small handle on their new well to receive clear, clean, life-giving water. Health, safety and abundant life will no longer be a dream for the families of this village, they will be a reality. Sparkling, untainted water will be readily available to them year-round. The number of people impacted by your generosity includes 700 children and 300 adults, including the people from five surrounding villages, four schools and five churches. Access to clean water will enhance the growth of every child in this area thereby helping build up a nation and our world at large.

Get ready everyone to help this village for once get clean water through your kindness and generosity. Make it the best Christmas ever for the 700 children and 300 adults including the people from five surrounding villages, four schools and five churches. 
For more information, please feel free to send an email todressagirlaustralia@gmail.com.

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Sunday, 6-Oct-2013

Christmas Wish for a village in need

The planning geek is in action again. Are you about to whip up your Christmas list? If you have started or you are in the middle of one or are just about to start, are you contemplating on including "making a difference" on your list this year? Perhaps give a "micro mini" percentage of your Christmas money to a charity of your choice? Or better still help transform a village in need and provide hope through safe water?

Dress A Girl (Around the World) Australia has requested Water-4-Kids International to be connected to a village, to  a village somewhere out there, somewhere in this world that has been waiting for life and hope and hopefully through your kindness and generosity this coming Christmas and days to come their needs would be granted. 

Please give it a thought and by the time you have made up your mind that you indeed want to make a difference, make 2013 a year of living making a difference perhaps the village we will be helping will be available and a fundraising site will be up and running for anyone who wants to help. Please help spread good cheer not only to our dear family and friends but share the holiday spirit we always have and enjoy with a village in need and celebrate Christmas in the most wonderful way possible. 

More details will be published as soon as it becomes available. In the meantime, please help spread the word around and as always thank you for your support. For any questions, please feel free to send an email to dressagirlaustralia@gmail.com. Would be happy to answer any questions you may have. Thank you.


*** A special note to avoid inconveniences, please include "talk to my accountant" if you are planning to include "making a difference" through a well in your Christmas list this year. Thank you.

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