Banking on Miracles

Investing in Improving Maternal Healthcare

The MAAP Foundation funds small, start-up, local businesses to generate sustainable income that pays for the treatment of impoverished mothers and children who cannot pay.

Hope That Heals

Our Unique Microfinance Model

Our long-term goal is economic stability for the clinic served by the successful business. This model shows local villagers how micro-funding investing leads to saving lives. Some villages create a lending coop for mothers so female children can have equitable access to schooling and break a traditional cycle of poverty.

Leaders asking for help

Step 1. GRANT PROPOSAL

Community healthcare leaders seek assistance to keep their facilities open with a grant proposal and plan. Staff struggle to meet the financial demands needed to treat too many mothers and children who come but cannot afford to pay for services.

don talking to leaders in Uganda

Step 2. BUSINESS PLAN

MAAP volunteers and personnel share insights and formulate a sustainable business plan, considering local resources combined with MAAP experience and mentoring.

Board discussions

Step 3. CROWDFUNDING

We appeal for $5000 donations, serving as a start-up incubator for the business enterprise, called a Microfinance Investment Grant. An Alliance is formed with US partners.
Note: The only repayment is the sharing of documented progress updates.

pig farm start up

Step 4. DOING BUSINESS

The farming facility is built, livestock is purchased or seeds are planted. Profits begin when the harvest goes to market.

Charity fund created

Step 5. CHARITY FUND CREATED

Local leaders transfer profits from the agribusiness to a locally managed, sustainable charity fund. This pays for medical care for mothers and children who are unable to pay.

POULTRY in a truck

Step 6. PAY IT FORWARD

MAAPF conducts an accountability audit on each business, and progress reports serve as a payback to investors. A portion of the profits is reinvested in continuing the business.

MAAP Foundation Projects

Map of MAAP projects

2013-Present.
Kayunga District 13

The initial funds created the Rita Lee Dispensary. Cash and equipment donations included an Ultrasound, incubator, microfinance pig and cow farm. The funds remodeled the facility and created a working surgery center that was not found in rural Uganda. Evaluation total: $50,000

2014-2015
Masaka Disctrict

Microfinance-based grants created small dairy farms that demonstrated economic self-reliance while supporting the local Bikira village clinic with milk profits. Evaluation total: $20,000

2016-2017
Masaka District, Kkonge Community

Dairy breeding farm, expanding to an eight sub-parish malaria prevention mini-clinics. Using profits from the farm to create coffee and elephant grass crops, employing local villagers, and creating subsidized housing for the poor. Evaluation total ~ $17,000

2017-2018
St. Francis Hospital Clinic at Nyenga

Microfinance 8 local Africans and fed breed dairy cow farm for cattle. Profits support the clinic for impoverished mothers and babies who cannot afford to pay. Evaluation Toal: ~ $15k

2017-2018
Ggaba

Assist the operation of the national seminary to provide milk to feed over 100 students and faculty. Evaluation total: $2,000

2018-1019

Supplied food and drinking water for over 5,000 displaced villagers. Supplied Cholera prevention medicine for the aftermath of the flood. Evaluation total: $15,000

2018-2019

Microfinance Diary Farm facility construction, planting a maize crop, pilot planting seed start up to family farms producing their own food. Profit supports the clinic paying fees for those mothers and babies unable to pay for clinic services. Evaluation total: $15,000

2020-2021.
Kasese Diocese

With Microfinance funds, a Piggery Farm was established to benefit mothers and babies in the Kyarumba villages. Donations provided leprosy support, cook stoves, microscopes, mattresses for the new hospital, and a burn unit for children. Evaluation total: $15,000

2022
Banabikira

Microfinance remodeled a piggery facility to provide supplemental income to serve mothers and babies who cannot pay clinic fees. Evaluation total: $5,000

2022-2023
Soroti

A donation by the Brennan Family paid for a pilot microfinance initiative that built a tilapia and catfish farm to benefit the Soroti Clinic. Evaluation total: $5,000

2021-2022
Kyarymba Clinic

Pilot Microfinance Poultry Farm to pay for medical fees for mothers and children at the Kyarymba Clinic. Evaluation Total: $5,000

2018-1019

Pilot Microfinance Poultry Farm to pay for medical fees for mothers and children who cannot pay. Evaluation Total: $5,000

2022-2023
Luwero Diocese

Microfinanced Poultry Farm to pay for medical fees for mothers and babies who cannot pay for services. Evaluation total: $5,000

2022-2023

Collaboration between MAAP Foundation, Our Lady of the Wayside School, and Kasese Diocese. Microfinance for a sewing machine and materials for making and selling menstrual pads. Evaluation total: $2,000

2022-2023
Macy Family Poultry Fram, Nyenga

Microfinance Poultry Farm to pay for medical fees for mothers and babies who cannot pay. Evaluation total: $5,000

2023
Fr. Zeddy and Barry Family

Microfinance Pig Farm to pay for mothers and babies who cannot pay clinic fees. This is the only pig style construction so far. Evaluation total: $5,000

2024
Kyotera District

Microfinance Dispensary for the St. Nazareth Clinic

2024
Kyankwanzi District, Mityana Dioceses

2024

Jinja Distric in Jinja Diocese

2024

Kassandra District, Klyinda Mityana Diocese

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