Want to help us keep going and growing?! We have two ways to send funds to our School Manager
Ron in Uganda!
1. SendWave is an app used through your cell phone to easily send funds to
There is no "sending fee," but they make their money by taking a small percentage based on the amount of the transaction, so you will
want to add a little extra to cover that cost.
Sendwave’s sending limits for new customers start out at:
$999 per day.
$2,999 per month.
DIRECTIONS FOR SETUP FROM MARY TREDER, U.S. Director of our school and the first to try this system:
Sendwave transfers have to be done using their "Sendwave" app on your cell phone, which you can download from your app
You must use a debit card to do the transaction.
To get set up on the app you will need to enter your name in the same format as it shows on your debit card, then your email address,
mobile phone number, and then create a password.
It will ask what country you want to send to (Uganda) and you have to check the box to accept their Terms of Service. At that point
they will send you a code via text message to verify your identity.
Next, add a new Recipient. The payout method will be MTN/Airtel.
The recipient is Ronald Katongole, and use mobile number 752 809 053 (+256 is the country code). You will have to enter Ron's mobile
number twice, and then it will ask for your password again.
Now you're ready to send money. On the Send Money To page click on the Recipient box. The first time it will ask if you want to use
your contacts. It's okay to say Yes, because it's only using the contacts you've entered (i.e. Ron), not all your personal contacts.
So, select Ron and put the amount you want to send in the You Send box. It's a good idea to send a small amount ($20.00) the first time
just to make sure everything works correctly. Then hit "Continue to send."
At this point, the first time you are sending you will need to enter your debit card information, and you will need to take a
photo of your identity verification document - you may choose driver's license, passport, etc. The app will walk you through taking the photos.
For future transactions you won't have to go through this step.
Then it should confirm your transaction details and you will have to enter your password one more time to send the money. You will
receive an email confirmation of your transaction and also you can see it under "Transactions" in the app.
NOTE: When I was first setting up my account I kept getting sent back to the photo of the identity verification document stage. If this
happens to you, call their customer service number: +1 888 966 8603. They were very helpful and quickly got me set up. The service that they use to validate the identity wasn't working correctly so I
had to email them a photo of my ID. It was all fixed and set up within a few minutes of sending the email, and the customer service agent stayed on the phone with me to confirm that the transaction
NOTE: In mid-2022 the Ugandan Government began requiring a small tax added onto ALL online transactions of money sent to Uganda from anywhere in
the world. For a $20 monthly sponsorship fee, that tax comes to about $2.41, or $29 for our $240 annual fee. We will all be so grateful if you will please add whichever amount when sending to cover
these new taxes over which we have no control - thank you!!!
Although donations to our 14-years-and-counting school project are not tax-deductible, all are gratefully
received, and you have the satisfaction of knowing you are truly saving lives.
We also need help in securing a well-run, loving, and like-minded nonprofit, NGO, or school that
would like to be a "sister" school to ours to assist with a sponsorship program and funding. Please send any potential organizations the link to our website along with a heartfelt paragraph
from you to see if they may have interest.
If they do, please tell them to contact Ron at firstname.lastname@example.org
2. Another way to send funds through either a cell phone or a computer is via World
Go to www.worldremit.com/en
Pick Uganda from drop-down menu.
Click Continue and choose Mobile Money.
Select a mobile money payout network:
Choose MTN Mobile Money Account
Put in the amount of money you are sending. (NOTE: We suggest first sending an amount no larger
than $100 to set up your account. World Remit tends to have issues with initial large amounts. Once
your account is established and used once, you should have no problem. If you ever do, the World
Remit number to speak to a human is 1-888-772-7771.)
Always click on Continue after you fill in information.
The next area is to sign into your account – for first-time users, use an email and choose a password.
Login to continue.
Send to Ronald Katongole (no middle name)
In Mobile Wallet Credit put the Airtel Uganda Mobile Phone number of
Reenter that mobile number.
You are sending to:
P.O. Box 26391
Mobile Phone: 256752809053
(Yes, this phone number is different from the one above. Ron had to get a special number to put in this
space in order to receive funds.)
IMPORTANT: Sending reason MUST BE
“Family and Friend Support”
Only use a debit card, NOT a credit card.
If you use a credit card, your credit card company views this as a cash advance and will charge you large
fees. By using a debit card, you will only be charged 0.99 per transaction!! This is way better than
Once you hit “Next”, you may get a pop-up box that asks for a six digit number that is sent to your cell
phone. Once that is confirmed, your payment should go through! World Remit sends you an email when
the transaction is complete.
You may always check with Ron at email@example.com if you want to be sure he received it.
This may seem like a lot the first time, but after that it is a breeze.
Thank you from the bottom of our hearts. With Love and Gratitude, All of Us