We want to say THANK YOU!
Thank you to all of you that shop with Gem Studio, you are helping support these beautiful children in Uganda! It’s been a little while since we’ve updated you, so here is a little refresher on how this all started:
When on a humanitarian trip for a volunteer organization based in Uganda in 2015, Matt felt inspired to be there and knew he needed to find a way to leave his mark on this beloved country. This dream came to fruition when Matt met a local Ugandan woman named Carolyn Bisikwa, who desired to start an orphange in her village. What started as a tin shed on top of a hill is now an orphanage home to 60 children. These children have lost their parents due to death, abandonment, neglect, or abuse. Over the past 5 years, Matt has spent, collectively, a year of his life with these children. Providing a loving and safe environment for them to grow up in, Matt has changed the course of these children's lives. Donating a portion of Gem Studio profits to his orphanage to help fund the childrens' futures is how he expresses his love for them while he is away in America.
Since Gem Studio has begun, you guys have helped fund building of the orphanage, a nursery, plumbing, and currently working on building a soccer field! We are so grateful for each purchase, thank you guys for helping our humanitarian efforts💛