We Enrich Lives Along the Way | Wenzel's Wayside

Everyone Deserves a Chance to Succeed

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 extreme poverty/ or need by providing: Quality and equal educational opportunities to children and adults and life-changing resources such as:

  • clean water
  • solar
  • 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.
Our focus, as of right now, is on Education and Teachers.
A child in a 3rd world country, that has a paid education in a private school, where values and teaching have a higher standard than the local governmental institutions, combine that with a microloan, that a child receives upon graduating a secondary school, or college; A student can buy a cow, start a business and help their family. As their business grows the benefits ripple beyond the family, to their community improving their neighbor’s lives with jobs, clean water, reduced infant mortality, and a better education. Which in turn combine to reduce poverty and boost the local economy. But it starts with education! And most parents can’t afford to pay for their child’s education.

So this is where Wenzel’s Wayside / Enrich Lives comes in!

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 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.

Enrich the Community

By sponsoring a project, you help reduce poverty and boost the local economy.

Our Current Community Project Is

Providing Covid19 Relief to the Village where the School is located

Our Last Community Projects Were

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.