Christine standing with her new pit latrine
YOU are amazing! Every gift YOU make to help YOUR grandmothers is making a huge difference in their lives and helping their community!
Christina is a grandmother in one of YOUR 91 Granny Groups whose life YOU have changed. She had 12 children, but they all died. Most grandmothers in Uganda rely on their children to care for them in their old age. All alone, Christina had no way to build a new pit latrine when she needed one.
She was forced to use her neighbor’s or dig small ditches in her banana plantation. This wasn’t just inconvenient, it put Christine and all of her neighbors in danger of illness.
Many grandmothers and their orphaned grandchildren get sick and some even die from preventable illnesses because they didn’t have access to a sanitary pit latrine. Only 45% of the people living in rural Uganda have access to basic sanitization according to the World Health Organization.
Unlike many people, Christina was fortunate that her Granny Group selected her to receive one. She told us this simple gift has changed her life. Now she has hope that she will survive.
Last year YOU built a pit latrine for Christine and 34 other grandmothers through YOUR compassion and love!