“I was staying in an old, poor leaking grass-thatched hut and whenever it rainedat the night, I would wake up and stand in the corner with my 12- year-oldgrandchild. During the rainy season, I could not sleep at all as my bedding waswet. I was scared of getting seriously sick or dying due to coldness. I am nowa happy granny who owns my very own iron-roofed house and a pit latrine. ByGod's mercy, my grandchild and I did not contract cholera, as my pit latrinewas in a very poor state before Nyaka helped me. I never had hope of owning an iron-roofedhouse, especially at my age! Nor did I imagine being able to sleep comfortably withoutbeing disturbed by rainfall during the night. I am so grateful to Nyaka forgiving me a new house and latrine.” Akampobusingye Vereria, 80 years old
Thanks to our generous donors we began construction on 130 houses last year that havedirectly increased the health, hygiene, economic security, food security andgeneral wellbeing of 130 Grandmothers and approximately 780 orphans. By the endof 2010, 107 houses were completed while 23 houses are still underconstruction. In addition, 82 latrines and 32 kitchens were built, while 40latrines and 40 kitchens are now under construction. Still, for everyGrandmother we help, there are thousands more living in complete destitution.
It is not unusual for a grandmother to care for up to 14 grandchildren and other orphans. They do so without any safety net like social security or welfare. Your continued support is critical to their welfare.
Having met so many of these grandmothers who should be enjoying the twilight of their life instead of chasing grandchildren, l can tell you with an open, honest heart they are so grateful for your support. Your donation ensures they are able to buy blankets, seeds, gardening hoes, and the other necessities for themselves and their grandchildren.
The best is yet to come!
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