Everyone Deserves a Chance to Succeed Through Hardship and Poverty
Our Mission is to enrich others to help make a difference in someone’s life
so they can innovate success.
Why Enrich Lives?
We here at Wenzel’s Wayside are all about “enriching lives along the way”. We want to go beyond just ourselves and help others all over the world and in our local communities that are either in poverty or hardship through:
- better living conditions
- clean water
- medical aid
What Enrich Lives is doing in Uganda
Here are ways you can be involved!
Enrich a Community
By sponsoring a project that is from a hardship, you help reduce poverty and boost the local economy.
Enrich a Child
Enrich a Teacher
Our Current Community Project Is
Providing War Relief and Rebuilding Aid in Kyiv, Ukraine
About a month ago, I bought a really neat knife block on Etsy, and it came all the way from Kyiv, Ukraine. When the war broke out, for some reason that person I bought the block from was on my heart and I started praying for them. So I reached out to him, his name is Leonid, on Etsy to see if he needed anything. His response was devastating. He is downstairs in their basement of their home, living there, in safety for him and his family’s life. His city was crashed, bombed. They bombed a church right next to where he lives. He is concerned of course what will happen when this all ends.
So here at Enrich Lives, we are going to raise funds to help this family in need, especially when he needs to rebuild his business by helping him purchase equipment, that he uses to make wood accessories. Will you help by joining me in this hardship?
Our Last Community Projects Were
Providing Covid19 Relief to the Village where the School is located
Providing Solar for the Teachers Home
Electricity doesn’t exist at all in the village where the school is and the female teachers at Divine Care Primary School, all live together in one home, in the local village, close to the school.
At night when they are grading papers from the children, they have to grade them by candlelight. This, as most of us know, is not good for the eyes and very difficult.
So we installed the solar. Check out the video below on it. We also did the school too, but we are waiting for that video to be finished. Thanks for all your help on this project!!
Installing solar on the teachers home
Providing the Shoe that Grows!
Our dear friends Sam and Debby, they are local Ugandans that we have been friends with for over 15 years. They currently live in the Slums of Namatala where he is the local pastor of a church and the headmaster of Divine Care Primary School and Debby (his wife) is the accountant at the school. She got her degree at the local college in Mbale.
Many of you contributed money for The Shoe That Grows, to put 30 pairs of shoes on kids that needed shoes! And what a blessing that was!! And I will want to continue with this, as many children didn’t get shoes, but I have another project that I want to share with you all, that is more pressing on my heart.
Installing Water and Sewer
When we went to Sam and Debby’s home for dinner, I saw the conditions in which they live in; no toilets, no showers, no sink to clean dishes, so no running water and no sewer.
The good news is they had water and sewer hookups just outside their home! Mbale City has been trying to make improvements to the Slum area. So James and I raised the funds to bring running water and sewer into Sam and Debby’s home so he and his family can be blessed and be a blessing to those around their neighborhood.
Wenzel’s Wayside is all about enriching the lives of others along the way. This is one act of enriching a family of 5 to be blessed but to also be a blessing to others around them.