This funding will help shut a home with doors and windows,it will house 50 orphaned children in Mpigi, Uganda and 2 carers. The home we are building includes sleeping rooms, a kitchen, a clean water source, and a small farm and vegetable patch. We are employing local people in the community to assist in building.
The project has constructed and roofed a four roomed house on the orphanage land, but lacks funds for purchase of 04 windows and 04 doors to shut the home and make it ready for use. Once we have shut the home, 50 children will shift in to the new building immediately
Building a new house on the two acres of land owned by the orphanage will stop the need to pay ongoing rent. Any future funds raised can then go directly towards offering the children a real home with regular meals and schooling. The orphanage's additional land will be made into a vegetable patch & small farm. This will mean the home will be self-sustaining and be used in practical lessons for the children, so they learn how they can look after themselves, once they leave home.
A new orphanage within the community will offer opportunities for micro-businesses such as chicken farming and egg production, to grow. Once these businesses are profitable, more cost-effective and efficient feeding systems will be bought, to optimize land use and capacity. The project will also provide clean drinking water to the entire community meaning that there will be fewer water related illnesses