We Enrich Lives Along the Way - Wenzel's Wayside

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
  • disasters
  • solar
  • clean water
  • medical aid
  • food
  • education
When we are on our travels or in our local community, we meet people who are in deep need, either: physically, mentally, emotionally, or spiritually and hope to be an impact in their lives by bringing them hope and a solution to their hardship or their poverty.
We focus on people in Hardships and Poverty.  Our main project, as of right now, is in a local village in Uganda.
But we have helped other people in our local communities as well and are working to grow our non-profit to be world-wide!

What Enrich Lives is doing in Uganda

There is a school in Mbale, Uganda, that James and I have been supporting for over 15 years. They have only received support from James and I and no other organizations have stepped in to help. It has been a burden on our hearts for all these years and finally, we are going to try to change that! That is why we have started Enrich Lives.  A 501(c)(3) nonprofit.
There are about 150 kids in the school we support called Divine Care Primary School. You can check their facebook page out!

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

By donating $35 a month you provide for a child that can’t afford to go to school.  It’s not a sponsorship, as we don’t want to cause anyone to feel segregated, but it provides for their education, supplies, food, and any other needs that child in the community might have.

Enrich a Teacher

By sponsoring a teacher, you help raise the bar on the quality of teaching. Children can’t learn without someone teaching them. But unfortunately, in 3rd world countries the teaches make about $50 a month, whereas the Ugandan government pays a teacher $100. We want to increase their salary at least by $50 a month so there is a better incentive for them to come work in a private institution where values and educational standards are higher.

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.