Shelters

 

Provide Safe and Healthy Homes for Vulnerable Families in Western Uganda.

THIS PROJECT WILL HELP: 16 Compassion children and 96 family members from two Compassion centres in western Uganda
ESTIMATED COMPLETION DATE: August, 2018

When children at Compassion centres in Bushenyi, Uganda, heard the Bible story about Noah and the great flood, they solemnly nodded their heads. They understood what torrential rains could do. Between June 2015 and February 2016, heavy rains pounded the community almost daily. In December 2015, the Bushenyi district registered the highest number of rainy days in all of Uganda.

For Compassion children living in extreme poverty, their unstable shelters were no match for the rain. For eight months, water soaked through the thatched grass roofs. Walls crumbled, mold grew and food and belongings were destroyed. In the middle of it all, the children struggled to stay healthy and keep up with their school work. Without enough money to fix the damage, the houses were left in disrepair even after the rain stopped.

During home visits, Compassion workers saw the great need for assistance in these homes. Caregivers, often due to their age, health or disabilities, struggle with even the most basic necessities for their families. Finding extra money for construction or repairs is beyond what they can provide. Improved living conditions is one of the greatest needs among Compassion children in the Bushenyi region.

You can help meet this need and make a significant, longterm impact on the health and welfare of these children. Your support will help build stable, solid, cement houses with corrugated iron roofs for 16 children currently living in dire situations. Families will also learn how to maintain their new homes, creating healthy environments where children can thrive. Caregivers will provide the land and will help the builders as they are able. Your gift will purchase construction materials and labour—and transform the living conditions of 112 people by building stability and restoring dignity.

Give children the opportunity to live in safe and healthy homes.
80%

No less than 80 per cent of your donation will be used for program activities and a maximum of 20 per cent for fundraising and administration. If we exceed our funding goal for the initiative shown, the remaining funds will be used to fund other programs where the need is greatest.