To create a sustainable environment which will improve living conditions, safety, health, community care and education for the families of this community. With 18 Cooperative Groups formed with 300 members (and households) working together, supporting each other, working as functioning cooperatives and supporting the home classification program to move vulnerable households to sustainable ones. The community members desperately need a safe space within the Kibagare Slum.
The women in Kibagare slum have formed 19 registered groups with over 280 members, that is over 280 households who either have an income and can provide for themselves or are working towards becoming self sufficient. This community has NO SAFE SPACE to meet and conduct their daily activities and we want to raise funds to build a community center. Giving this community a safe place will allow more growth. More groups means more income going back into the community, and sustainable growth!
The community center will allow the women to have a safe space, a space to store their goods, a space to come together, and a space that can grow with them and give them a sense of belonging. They have achieved so much without it, and now they will be able to do much more with a proper structure. The building will also allow other key community activities, supporting families living with HIV, single mothers, female health care, drug rehabilitation and family counselling to name but a few.
This community which has more than 27,000 residents need support but ultimately they want to work and be independent, be proud and be able to support themselves and their families and educate their children. The wheel turns slowly but it turns, and the more we can educate and create sustainable homes, the safer and more prosperous this slum community will become. The approach is to create sustainability and the community center will be pivotal to achieving this goal.