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What We Do.

How We Work

UPstream provides assistance to people and communities in need and empowers them to become sustainable, independent and proud. How and where we contribute is based on the cultural challenges and strengths of a community as defined by its most precious resource-the people. We use your support to build schools, provide educational materials, create sustainable food programs and provide hope.

We Assist

We Build

We Educate

We Nourish

Projects

Title:
Cité Soleil Community School
Location
Port Au Prince, Haiti
Project
Construction and Sponsorship

Cité Soleil Community School is a 15+ year old pre-K through 12th grade school with more than 150 students in the heart of the Boston Community of Cité Soleil. Cité Soleil is a slum in the capital city of Port Au Prince, Haiti. Cité Soleil has many unique challenges as it is considered an area of abject poverty with a high level of violence. A majority of the students of CSCS face hunger daily in their homes. We know that it is essential to be nourished to learn. Because of this, meals provided are a vital part of sustaining life & encouraging education for these children. Each child is given hope for their future in the form of an education, nutrition, love and guidance at Cite Soleil Community School.

In 2014 we were able to raise the funds necessary to build 8-foot walls around the perimeter of the school to keep students safe from gunfire in the community. We are currently renovating the bathrooms and making them safer and more sanitary. In the fall of 2016 we added classrooms and new roofing. The hope for CSCS's campus would be to get the construction that is needed finished and eventually expand, potentially beyond Cité Soleil. One of our main goals with CSCS is to get every student sponsored. Once this is achieved there will be certainty of school supplies, uniforms, meals, teachers, medical funding and more.

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Title:
Yahweh Uganda
Location
Bugoba Village
Project
Community Development

Bugoba is a remote village less than 60 miles from the Capital city of Kampala, Uganda. It is a tight-knit community with a strong sense of values. The culture there is based on sharing, caring and love. While the community does it’s best to care for each other, they lack medical care, running water, electricity, schools & church buildings. Yahweh Uganda has been doing weekly assessments of the needs in the community. With their Upstream Partnership, they were able to secure a 25 acre piece of land along Lake Victoria. The land is currently being used to farm and produce crops for the community. Ruthie’s dream is to impact the community by meeting physical and spiritual needs. Her vision is to see Bugoba have schools, clinics, churches and larger scale farming. The first thing that Yahweh Uganda and Upstream want to accomplish is establishing a school. Education is the key to a brighter future. Yahweh Uganda is also committed to spreading the Gospel of Jesus Christ.

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Title:
Allyd Children's Home
Location
Eldoret, Kenya
Project
Nourishment, Education and Business

Allyd Children’s home in Eldoret, Kenya is home to 19 children that need safe and stable shelter. It was established in 2013 out of the passion Allan and Lydia have for seeing the needy cared for. Upstream’s partnership with Allyd began by giving them seed money to expand their livestock business in hopes that they would be able to multiply their income and food sources. This is an aspect that we believe can help Allyd produce much needed resources to provide for the children in their care. Upstream has also provided resources for tuition, food, rent & other basic necessities. Allan’s dream is for Allyd to become a bridge to those who have lost hope in life and to reach those that are isolated in society. Their hope for the children in their care is that they would give back to others what God has given to them.

The main goals for Allyd are to continue expanding their livestock business (so that they can increase self-sustaining funds), secure sponsors for each child so that they will be fed, clothed and educated, and to secure and maintain a living space that will meet the growing needs of the Allyd Family.

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Title:
Rise Outreach
Project
Education and Nourishment

Rise Outreach is a place of refuge and hope to 134 kids and their families that are a part of their school, community & family. The vision of Rise is to reach their students & community in the areas of skills development, health, farming, social work & evangelism. Rise is located in Iganga District, Kampala City, Uganda. They have a school that their 134 students attend to receive an education that they wouldn’t receive otherwise. Rise Outreach School has a feeding program aswell where students receive nourishment they so desperately need. Their long-term vision is to expand further into other parts of Africa to run after causes that need immediate attention and to spread the Gospel of Jesus Christ.

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Title:
Caped Children's Home
Location
Port Au Prince, Haiti
Project
Daily Operations

Caped Haiti consists of a Children’s Home, school & church. It is based in Port Au Prince, Haiti. 28 children call Caped home & many more children are impacted by their school and church operations. Caped exists to nurture and educate the children in their home and school, and to disciple men and women in their church body and beyond in their relationship with Christ.

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Title:
Eglise Tabernacle De La Foi
Location
Cité Soleil, Haiti
Project
Evangelism & Discipleship

Eglise Tabernacle de la Foi is located in Cité Soleil, Haiti. With the help of Upstream, ETDLF was able to build their current facility and have electricity and equipment needed to run their mid-week and Sunday services. The congregation consists of around 250 people who desire to spread the gospel and free people from the grip of VooDoo. They are committed to planting churches and being a church body that goes wherever they can to serve people. They teach people how to become freed from VooDoo priests and evil spirits. They raise up disciples that Upstream uses in other areas of work around Haiti.

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Together our impact knows no limits.

Being unwanted, unloved, uncared for, forgotten by everybody, I think that is a much greater hunger, a much greater poverty than the person who has nothing to eat. (Mother Teresa)