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Cash for a Cause Travels to Masaka, Uganda

Over this past holiday season, Computer Frontiers Inc. gave each staff person $100 to give away those in need. All of the employees where touched by this opportunity to give, as well as the various recipients who received the donation. The heartwarming stories will be shared in hope that those who read and hear of the acts of kindness will be blessed by it to. 

Please read below about the woman, who was able to reunite with her family, that Ronah of CFI staff chose to give the money too.

I met Doreen who seemed to be knocking door to door looking for something to do in Kireka. I prolonged the conversation just to know more about this young lady’s life. She informed me she never had a chance to live with her parents after her daddy dying at a very tender age and not having a chance to see him. Her mother left Masaka and headed for Kampala and cut off communications with the family back in Masaka. Raised by a grandmother with limited support, a friend brought her to Kampala with a promise to get her job, which never happened.Doreen really wanted to go back and check on her grandmother during the Christmas season but she had no funds and nothing to give to the woman who raised her.After having this conversation I decided to to use the charity money to shop for Doreen and give her pocket money and transport to Masaka.She was really happy and I hope her Grandmother was happy to see her back in Masaka after such a long time.

Ronah K. 

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Cash for a Cause Builds Peace

Over this past holiday season, Computer Frontiers Inc. gave each staff person $100 to give away those in need. All of the employees where touched by this opportunity to give, as well as the various recipients who received the donation. The heartwarming stories will be shared in hope that those who read and hear of the acts of kindness will be blessed by it too. 

Please read below about a family from Uganda that Stella of CFI staff chose to give the money to.

Cash was given to St Charles Lwanga Catholic Parish for construction of a church building to seat over 1,000 worshippers. The current church building houses approximately 200 worshippers and is not nearly enough to house all worshippers who are forced to stand on the outside. This money goes towards building the House of God and will benefit the Ntinda community spiritually. Though much of the external work on the building is done, another 700,000,000 Uganda shillings (approximately 2.8 million US Dollars) is required to complete the interior of the church. The contribution was handed over to the church treasury to help with the completion of the church.

By Stella N.

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Cash for a Cause Provides Hope!

Over this past holiday season, Computer Frontiers Inc. gave each staff person $100 to give away those in need. All of the employees where touched by this opportunity to give, as well as the various recipients who received the donation. The heartwarming stories will be shared in hope that those who read and hear of the acts of kindness will be blessed by it too. 

Please read below about a family from Uganda that Edward of CFI staff chose to give the money to.

Ms. Vento is a retired primary teacher of 58 years living with HIV/AIDS, has given birth to eight children two of whom have passed on (a university student in early 2013) with HIV/AIDS. She makes peanut paste for a living and has small stall to showcase her product in the Kamwokya Market. She doesn’t receive pension although she is a retired teacher.

Ms. Vento lives in the lower part of Mawanda in a roomed rented house with all her fam

ily which she pays rent fee monthly.she pays rent fee of 250,000/= (Two hundred and fifty thousand shillings only) a month. However the landlady plans on having the rent increased to 300,000/= (Three hundred thousand shillings), a fee that Ms. Vento says she cannot afford. The viable solution is to relocate to another affordable house.

She also informed me that the house does not have tapped water which forces them to fetch water from a nearby well. She is currently planning for her children’s’ school fees and they are expected to report to school early February with at least half of the fees. She sometimes receives assistance from her brother towards her children’s welfare such as buying scholastic materials but this is not on a daily basis.

I choose to give the funds to Ms. Vento because even though she is suffering from HIV, she has managed to work hard and provide for a family of 6 people.

Edward K.

 

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Cash for a Cause and a Brighter Future

Over this past holiday season, Computer Frontiers Inc. gave each staff person $100 to give away those in need. All of the employees where touched by this opportunity to give, as well as the various recipients who received the donation. The heartwarming stories will be shared in hope that those who read and hear of the acts of kindness will be blessed by it too. 

Please read below about a family from Uganda that Yvonne of CFI staff chose to give the money to.

 JOY’S STORY

Just a few years into their relationship with two daughters; Chosen (3 years) and Queen (6 months), Joy Kamukama (22 years) and her partner were separated by death. With two children to fend for and little income to go by, Joy moved her little daughters into a one roomed house in the slums of Kanyogoga and tried starting up a small food restaurant at her home.

However, Queen her youngest fell ill with a complicated disease. She got free medical services from a Kampala City Council medical center in Namwongo, Kampala but had to see specialists and also buy medicine that dug a hole in her business. Queen passed on in November and Joy was thrown out of her house due to lack of money for rent. She puts up with a friend a one roomed house in Kanyogoga Slum with no income to take care of Chosen. Hopefully, the charity fund will help her rebuild her life and give her daughter a brighter future. Thank you very much Computer Frontiers International, am really glad to be part of this cause to change people’s lives.

By Yvonne G.

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Cash for Cause Reaches Kampala, Uganda

Over this past holiday season, Computer Frontiers Inc. gave each staff person $100 to give away those in need. All of the employees where touched by this opportunity to give, as well as the various recipients who received the donation. The heartwarming stories will be shared in hope that those who read and hear of the acts of kindness will be blessed by it too. 

Please read below about the families in Kisamula along Kampala that Nalubego of CFI staff chose to give the money to.

I did the Charity within my area of residence since I stay in an upcoming estate in Kisamula along Kampala – Mityana Road with many squarters who many of them are needy people. I first went for a walk within the estate studying the nature of the old dwellers of the village, their life style so I could make a choice of who to bless.

I found two homes that I decided to buy for the basic needs of life so from their I went to the market and bought them these items that I found to be very important and these Families were;-

  1. An Old woman of 69 Years with 5 grandchildren
  2. A man staying in a small thatched house with 6 children and a wife

The Old Woman (Jjajja Namulindwa):

I Found this old woman called Jjaja Namulindwa at the edge of the estate where she humbly stays with her 5 Grandchildren, four (4) of which are children for her late 2 daughters and one whose mother is currently living in Kampala and working in a Kiosk as a Kiosk attendant. She is 69 years old and she lives in a two bed-roomed house which is almost collapsing, the oldest of these grandchildren is in Form 6 and the youngest going to Form 1 in a near by UPE (Universal Primary Education) School but she says, she cannot even afford the Shs 10,000 charge for each child at school per term for lunch. When asked about the Medicare for these children, she says she has to walk about 20km to the nearest Grade B Hospital if any of these children gets ill. I gave her the Food and other home needs that I had bought for her and promised to visit her sometime this month so I can give her the Shs. 50,000 for the children’s lunch at school so she can be able to pay before school starts.

The Man staying in a small house with 6 Children and a wife.

I found this Man called Omulongo Wasswa in the village of Kisamula, he is about 55 years of age and he has just been evicted from a house where he was staying in Kampala so he chose to come and stay in his plot of land and so he put up a one roomed thatched house with all his 6 children and wife. He had earlier on started to construct a one bed-roomed house so he decided to cover one room with iron sheets so that some of the children can sleep there. December being a rainy season, it’s been difficult for the family to stay in the cold. He says in his own words that he takes one day at a time because life is too difficult for him and he lost hope for a change. When asked about food, he says that his wife gathers some greens from the garden and they take it as sauce and they usually buy some food from around but it is too expensive. We blessed him and the family with what we had bought for them and they were very excited to receive it.

By Nalubego N.

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Cash for a Cause, A Life Changed

Over this past holiday season, Computer Frontiers Inc. gave each staff person $100 to give away those in need. All of the employees where touched by this opportunity to give, as well as the various recipients who received the donation. The heartwarming stories will be shared in hope that those who read and hear of the acts of kindness will be blessed by it too. 

Please read below about the 95 year old woman from Uganda that Isaac of CFI staff chose to give the money to.

“If I have seen further, it is by standing on the shoulders of giants.” The quote by Sir Isaac Newton will remain a great reminder to one old woman, 95 year old Gadwahwama Damavence of Kichwamba cell village, Kebisoni sub-county, Rububa county, Rukungiri district in South Western Uganda (385Km South west of Kampala, Uganda’s capital) that indeed, CFI turned out a giant in her life in 2013 as I handed US $100 (equivalent to 250,000 Uganda Shillings) to her on the 28th day of December 2013 courtesy of CFI. To her, this was unbelievable!

Isaac Kisakye (right) handing over the money to Gadwahwama Damavence (Left)

As I approached her rather dilapidated house, dark clouds began to hover in the azure skies threatening to rain with strong winds blowing. Later a light drizzle set in which eventually turned into a heavy downpour but the challenging weather conditions did not stop me from accomplishing my mission. Hardly did she recognize me at first sight as it was 2 years since I last bumped into this lady at Itojo hospital where she had gone to seek medical attention. At that time she was short of transport back to her home and I offered her a lift back to her home. Upon arrival at her home, she journeyed me through her life story-a touching one; lost her husband and all her children with several grandchildren to take care of. It is against this background that I decided to extend the CFI 2013 cash for a cause US $ 100 to this old lady.

As I left for Kampala on Sunday, December 29, 2013, she offered me a prayer with her face basked in joy. To her, CFI will entirely remain placed in her heart.

For the benevolence bestowed upon CFI by GOD, may the almighty continue to bless the works of CFI as the biblical quote: it is more blessed to give than to receive [ACTS 20:35] was evoked.

By Isaac K. of Computer Frontiers, Inc.

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Computer Frontiers Inc. Discovers Great Interest by African Governments in E-Visa Software and Services at The Corporate Council on Africa’s 9th Biennial U.S.-Africa Business Summit!

During CCA’s U.S.-Africa Business Summit in Chicago, Illinois, Barbara Keating, the President and Founder of Computer Frontiers Inc., Nancy Wallace, Vice President, and Allison Hishmeh, V-Visa Support Team, engaged with African government leaders, officials from major U.S. companies, and other members of Africa’s private sector in demonstrating the power Frontier Travel V-Visa Services  has in increasing tourism.

 
Over 1,000 attended the conference, including representatives from more than 70 countries. The areas of agribusiness, energy, health, security, infrastructure, capacity building, ICT, and finance were all discussed in evolving the important roles of trade and investment between the United States and Africa. 
There were specific 3-hour long sessions on “How to do Business” in countries of Mozambique, Benin, Ivory Coast, and Ethiopia to name a few as well as relaxing networking events, including a dramatic evening cruise on Lake Michigan.
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Computer Frontiers Certified as a Women’s Business Enterprise (WBE)!

FREDRICK, Maryland, June 2013 — Computer Frontiers Inc., is proud to announce that it has been awarded the Women’s Business Enterprise (WBE) certification by the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC).

Computer Frontiers Inc. was established by Barbara Keating in 1996, and has been continually growing and providing technical support services to countries all over the world. With over 17 years of applied experience in Information Technology, Computer Systems, and innovative IT solutions, CFI has implemented over 170 technology projects in more than 40 countries with excellent results.

WBENC is the largest third-party certifier of businesses owned and controlled by women in the United States. This national 501(c) (3) non-profit council, partners with 14 Regional Partner Organizations to provide its world class standard of certification to women-owned businesses throughout the country.

After an extensive and lengthy review of business process and financials, and on-site inspections, Computer Frontiers Inc. was verified as woman owned, managed, and controlled. This world class certification is accepted by more than 1,000 corporations who represent America’s prestigious brands.

Computer Frontiers Inc. is now eligible to participate in WBENC conferences and can grow even more through the various opportunities that are offered through the WBENC business matching portal. In addition, CFI is provided with formal and informal programs, events, and tools to connect corporate buyers with other WBEs.

Government agencies as well as corporations use the WBENC certification to identify women owned businesses that can help achieve their contract needs, especially because the WBENC issues the “gold standard” in national certification for women-owned businesses. Plus, thousands of corporations and many federal and government agencies recognize and accept the certification in vendor selection processes.

With the WBE certification, Computer Frontiers Inc. is placed in a distinguished category of business recognized by federal, state, and local governments, and the private sector. Computer Frontiers Inc. is excited about the future opportunities that come with this certification, and is honored to receive this well-known recognition.

 

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CFI Togo Celebrates Two-Year Anniversary

The Computer Frontiers Call Center in Togo recently celebrated its two-year anniversary. Kudos to the call agents and supervisors who have made the call center operations so successful over the last two years. We are proud of their accomplishments and continued dedication to providing high-level customer care to Computer Frontiers’ customers. Thanks for your hard work and commitment!

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