The Lodge at Elephante
A one time donation to renovate our lodge will multiply the impact of Elephante Commons for many years to come.
Invest in a sustainable solution for Elephante and our partners
Hotels are very successful here, and with Gulu being promoted to city status, travelers are going to be even more common. We are aiming at a upper-middle price range lodge (which currently doesn't exist in Gulu) with clean, modern design and 100% locally made furnishings. We can't wait to open our doors to foreigners and for Ugandans to relax and enjoy Gulu at its best.
15 Rooms + 1 Suite = Income for...
100% of Monthly Operations
At just 30% guest capacity, the lodge can bring in enough income for all of our monthly expenses!
Local Project Grants
We can give out small grants or micro-loans to our partners to help them get their projects off the ground.
Growth for the Commons
We can develop our facility with even more resources and spaces available for community projects.
$10,000 per Room
Each room requires brand new plumbing, electrical, doors, flooring, ceiling, and extensive window, wall, and roof repairs. When completed, each room will have luxury king-size beds or converted dual twin beds, an on-suite bathroom with hot shower, and the hotel will have its own private entrance (and of course, catered room service from our cafe).
Sponsor a Room. Rebuild a Community. Leave a Legacy.
Right now, we're offering a unique donation opportunity to sponsor a room and name it! So call your friends and family, and fund a room together to name after a loved one, a business, or yourself!
The Cydney Mizell Suite is fully funded!
"We chose to name the suite after my best friend Cydney Mizell who was murdered in Afghanistan for her mission work. Now her legacy of empowering women can not only be honored, but can live on in Gulu because of this suite and the funds it can bring in."
- Cindy Anselmi, Bothell Washington
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