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Restoring Hope: Collaborate with Us in Rebuilding 12 Families' Homes After the April/May 2024 heavy rains and mudslides that followed.

Updated: May 21


Join hands with us to rebuild safer homes for 12 families that are listed in the table below, whose houses have been devastated by the April/May 2024 heavy rains and mudslides that followed.


95% of GLOW families live in semi-permanent houses. These are basically made of dirt/earth and logs which makes them less resistant to damages caused by water from heavy rains. GLOW families are an agriculture-based community which depends on rain as the main source of irrigation for their crops however they look forward to the rains coming with both joy for their crop and fear for the safety of their homes. During the rainy season, the rain water soaks up and erodes the earth walls which eventually cave in and collapse.

From the table below you can tell the families that a hit most by this devastation are the female headed households. Women who do not have the support of a spouse to do the regular checks and maintenance that an earth house need suffer the most. Even those who are reported as married on the table below when we further investigated, we found out that the husband is either absent due to polygamy or an irresponsible alcoholic.


Caroline's house afew weeks ago(Left), Caroline's house this week(Right)

 

Glow Uganda has come up with a plan under its Home Improvement objective to help rebuild affordable, more water-resistant stronger homes for the affected families

Our very skilled architect has designed a combination of stone and earth (dirt) house. Stones (rocks), earth and eucalyptus logs are materials that are easy to access in the community. The stones built with cement will enhance the strength of the house while the earth wall will be protected by cement, sand and lime. This is exciting and 3D architectural images will be shared once some adjustments have been made.

 

GLOW Uganda usually contributes 70% to rebuild these houses and mobilizes the GLOW community to contribute 30% however given that the need is overwhelming GLOW Uganda will step up to 95%. The cost of completion of one house is estimated at $2800. The house is estimated to last over 75 years.



From the table below you can tell the families that a hit most by this devastation are the female-headed households.

GLOW Group

Name

No. Children

Status

Mayengo

Kyarikora Kate

1

Single Mother

 

Asiimwe Judith

6

Married

 

Ninsiima Shallon

4

Single Mother

 

Musiimenta Miria

4

Married

 

Annah Nyinemigisha

3

Married

Buremba

Peninah Nyinamaruhe

                            4

Widow

Nyarurambi

Agaba Calorine

2

Widow

Murambo

Phiona Kesande

2

Married

 

Pross Asiimwe

2

Widow

Nyakagyera

Shallotte Kesande

3

Polygamous Marriage

 

Betty Mugabirwe

3

Widow

Rwondo

Fede Tushabe

5

Married

To get involved kindly make your donation through our PayPal account here on our website or send a check to Community Enhancement Network (CEN) 32424 SHORT DRIVE EDMOND OKLAHOMA 73034


Our proposed new plan for Kabale women housing. (Schematics)






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