Children  Kenya Project #32801

Rebuild hut for Vera and her 10 grandchildren

A microproject by Makindu Children's Program Vetted since 2013 Top Ranked Effective Nonprofit Site Visit Verified


Aged Grandma Vera and her 10 young grandchildren no longer have a home. It was damaged in the recent rains and they now walk 6 miles a day to sleep in a relative's home. Makindu Children's Program has been providing Vera's family with bulk food, school expenses and health care for some of the children, as Vera's income from gathering and selling firewood is never enough to cover the most basic needs of the household. We need to rebuild a hut for this family!

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Vera is an aged grandmother who takes care of her 2 sickly daughters and 10 young grandchildren, 4 of whom are HIV+. Their mud house was recently severely damaged by heavy rains and strong winds pounding Makindu. Grandma Vera has no funds to replace her home and desperately needs our help. She scrapes a meager living collecting and selling firewood, but never enough to meet even the most basic needs. This project will fund a new home for Vera's family.


Makindu Children's Program will coordinate and facilitate the rebuild of Vera's hut. Mud bricks, corrugated roofing and manual labor are widely available locally and a new hut can be built in just a few days. The new home will provide the 10 children and 3 adults a safe roof over their heads and a family home once again. If completed by early May, the children will not have to miss any school.

Long-Term Impact

Providing food and shelter to this family will shield them from malnutrition and ailments, and enable the children to attend school and learn valuable skills for a productive future. The community will benefit by growing an educated, healthy and hopefully employed population that will help grow Kenya's struggling economy.


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Organization Information

Makindu Children's Program

Location: Eugene, OR - USA
Website: http:/​/​
Project Leader:
Diana Richardson
Eugene, OR United States
$150 raised of $2,000 goal
3 donations
75 days left
$1,850 to go
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