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?

Wenzel’s Wayside created “Enrich Lives” a non-profit that is all about enriching lives along the way. We want to go beyond just ourselves and help others in extreme poverty, and we know the solution is through educating the next generation of children.
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; A student can go to college (paid) for the first year, or buy a cow and start a business and help their family. As they get a job in the career they chose or as their business grows, the benefits ripple beyond just the family but also into 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 Enrich Lives comes in!
There is a school in Mbale, Uganda, (the second largest district on the eastern boarder of 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.
There are about 150 kids in the school we support called Divine Care Primary School. You can check their facebook page out!

 

And right now we  have ways that you can help us make this dream come to life!!!

Enrich a Child

By sponsoring a child through primary and then secondary school, you pay for their education and contribute to a small microloan which will be passed down to the student upon graduation to help them start a business, grow a farm, or help pay for the first year of college.

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, the teaches at Divine Care only 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.  There are only 52 secondary schools in Mable District with over 130,000 children between the ages 10-19.  One of our main goals is to build a secondary school (High School) on the property so more children can finish their education and go onto College.

Our Current Project Is

Installing Running Water and Sewer in the School’s Head Master’s Home

We Enrich Lives Along the Way

In February 2018 my husband, James, and I had the privilege to go to Mbale, Uganda to visit our dear friends Sam and Debby Waniaye. 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.

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.

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. (see the pictures below of their home) The good news is they have water and sewer hookups just outside their home! Mbale City has been trying to make improvements to the Slum area.

I wanted to use this campaign to raise 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.
There is no timeframe for raising the money, but as soon as we reach our goal then we can begin construction. Sam has put a list of items together to make this project happen. We need your help!

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.
If you support us in the effort it will mean that you too are wanting to enrich a person’s life, one life at a time!

We would be SO grateful if you were to stand with us in this act of love.

We Enrich lives by providing essentials, like schools, in impoverished communities