The children at Good Samaritan Home for orphans are currently sleeping on cement and mud floors. 30 iron decker beds with mattresses would permit us to use mosquito nettings, not possible in the current situation. During rainy season, the floors are damp and cold. 30 new beds would allow us to bring our orphanage up to the capacity of 60 children instead of the 30 we are now housing, and give all children healthful sleeping quarters.
What is the issue, problem, or challenge?
Our Good Samaritan Children's home orphans are currently sleeping on damp cement floors. Their broken down wooden beds need to be replaced with 30 sturdy iron bunk beds, which will also permit us to bring in more orphans to our capacity.
How will this project solve this problem?
Provide adequate sleeping facilities at Good Samaritan so inspections by local child relief agencies allow us to bring more of the needy children into our orphanage based on our ability to house them adequately. Many of the waiting orphans have no place to go and are not attending school. By meeting local regulations for proper sheltering, we can expand our projects to provide them with a loving home.
Potential Long Term Impact
The long-term impact is one of saving lives of orphans and giving them a home and future. It is also a benefit to the local community as the children often resort to crime in order to survive. Given a chance to live in a healthy environment, receive grief counseling, health evaluations and treatment where necessary, and the love they miss from the loss of family will help them grow into productive adults. The children who become part of our projects are guaranteed at least secondary education.
Total Funding Received to Date: $135
Remaining Goal to be Funded: $4,865
Total Funding Goal: $5,000