The current Muvuma Orphanage Centre. 17 children live in this 4-roomed house with the orphanage head, Lucia. As in every country there are people who become deeply involved in their community, and in Kahama a volunteer committee of 20 women work to raise funds to support the orphanage.
The new Muvuma Orphanage Centre. Construction started two years ago. In developing countries many people and organizations save to buy bricks, build and save again. The process can take many years. The top five rows of bricks were added with a $1,000 donation from one of our trip volunteers, Nancy C.
Brenda presented the funds at the Amani Celebration at the Kahama Hospital.
We are considering supporting the orphanage long-term. Due in main to HIV/AIDS there are a large number of orphans in the Kahama region, and tragically, numbers will only rise in the future. As well as an increase in the number of orphans, HIV related adult illness and deaths mean that there are fewer adults to take children in to their homes.
There is no reason that the orphans in the Kahama Township should suffer twice. We have the ability to ensure that they have as safe and healthy a childhood as possible. By establishing a strong foundation for a productive life for all children in Kahama, we are strengthening the community. Strong communities strengthen the country.Happy children appreciate the gifts donated by Okanagan communities. At present there are two children with albinism at the orphanage. These children are more vulnerable than most. More details on the disturbing facts in the next blog.
For more information or to make a donation contact me , mail to The One Person Project, 10108 Julia Street, Summerland, B.C. V0H 1Z5 donate on-line or make a payment into our account at the Summerland Credit Union (Summerland, British Columbia).
APRIL 2014 - We urgently need to finish the orphanage by November of this year so that the orphans who are there now - plus an additional 30 or more can be given food, shelter and education. To see how urgent this is please read the following blogs about the children who have albinism - it really is a life or death situation. Thank you in advance for helping us to protect vulnerable children.
Strengthen one person - strengthen the family - strengthen the community.