In February, the UgandAid team will be supporting the work of Nile Vocational Institute's Community Based Training (CBT) program.
The community of Butema has been identified the focus for February 2017's fundraising efforts. Through various village meetings, vulnerable and needy individuals have been identified that will benefit from the support. The community has pledged to support the process by providing labour during the project process.
The six people and projects are briefly below.
Brick House for Nakandha Esther £1150
Single mother Esther was abandoned by her husband and left to care for five children. She practices farming on a small scale and desperately needs a new brick house as her current home leaks during the rainy season.
Brick house for Aguti Gertrude
Gertrude is a widow with six children, ranging from 10 to 30-years old. Her eldest daughter suffers from HIV, and is too weak and frail to work. The community has pledged 2000 bricks to contribute to her new home.
Pit latrine for Mzee Mudambi Muhammed
70 year old Muhammed is married with seven children. Only three children attend school: four have dropped out of school due to lack of fees. The village would like to dig a pit latrine to support the family.
Local House for Nabwire Rose £545
Nabber Rose is 54, a widow and lives with her grandchildren and sister. She lived in a rented house until the death of her husband meant she couldn't afford the rent anymore. The community has recommended her for a house and small piece of land donated to her by her sister.
Pit Latrinee for Butema Church of Uganda £685
Butema Church Nursery School is run by the church to provide affordable early childhood education. Crucially, the school lacks a pit latrine and has therefore been selected by the community group for help from the CBT and UgandAid teams.
Pit Latrine for Muwanguzi Aisha £575
25 year old Aisha cares for 6 children, 3 of her own, and 3 step children ranging from three to 10 years old. Her husband left her to care for the six children so she rents out part of her home to tenants as income. The community recommended Aisha for a pit latrine.
If you'd like to contribute to any of these projects, please donate online: https://www.justgiving.com/UgandAid