​​The year 2020 marks the fifth year of operations for Light My Fire.  In the past, we described our grant-making work on the Web, www.lightmyfirefund.org.  This year, we are presenting an annual report in order to briefly summarize our activities.    ​

Light My Fire’s first grant-making session was in June, 2020. The second session was in November.  We awarded grants to the following organizations and groups:

June, 2020

  • ​Training women and children refugees in Juarez, Mexico
  • Tailoring projects for Ugandan single mothers
  • Briquette-making by women in Uganda
  • Teaching girls salon management in Bolivia
  • Education for orphans of fisherfolk in Uganda
  • Helping women traders in Uganda
  • Fistula assistance in Tanzania

November, 2020

  • ​Bar-soap manufacturing in Uganda
  • Manufacture of sanitary kits and face masks in Congo
  • Caesareans in Uganda
  • Menstrual pad manufacture in Uganda/Congo refugee camp
  • Pig-rearing in Uganda
  • Training in modern vegetable farming in Uganda
  • Housing for homeless women in Washington, D.C.

The total amount of grant funding for 2020 was $57,092.  

Light My Fire is grateful for support from its Director, Advisory Board, and generous individual donors.

Note:  Light My Fire receives a large number of grant proposals from Uganda because the NGO network there has recommended our nonprofit as a source of funds. 

Note:  The total amount of funding in 2020 was comparable to the previous four year.