The project will build 20 houses for Rural Ugandan Grandmothers looking after Aids orphans in Jinja District.This will provide decent shelter for them and orphans under their care.Grandmothers currently live in mud and wattle houses with very weak walls , a big threat to their lives and that of the orphans under their care.During the rains they are forced to seek refugee under the trees because its safer outside and yet it greatly affects their health and that of the orphans under their care.
Because of HIV/Aids pandemic very many parents have died leaving the responsibility of caring for orphans under grannies and especially grandmothers. Currently our organisation PEFO under her program care for the care givers has mobilized over 1000 grandmothers into self help and support village groups to enable them learn and share their challenges among them as they struggle to look after orphans under their care. However our biggest challenge is poor housing among these grandmothers.
This project will enable 20 grandmothers looking after orphans access decent housing and this will reduce on the total number of grandmothers in dire need of housing.Over 500 grandmothers are in need of decent houses for themselves and the orphans under their care but so far with support from donors and PEFO friends over 230 houses have been built leaving a total number of 270 grandmothers in need. Without housing the orphans under the care of grannies are likely become street kids.
As the project will continue to provide decent housing for the grandmothers and the orphans under their care this will create a conducive living environment for the orphans, and especially as PEFO continues to empower the grandmothers social- economically this will solve the increasing problem of very many children under the care of grannies ending up on streets as street kids.