Starlight Family Community Housing Project is a campaign that has been initiated to upgrade the housing of 15 beneficiaries who have inadequate housing and who are vulnerable due to age, poverty, health issues such as HIV and who are struggling due to family bereavement. The first beneficiary is Barbara who lives in Goyero village in the parish of Kajjere, Kiboga district. Barbara is only 23 years old and has two children to look after on her own since being widowed.
Barbara's house is unsafe and unfit to live in. It does not adequately protect against the elements and is in danger of falling down if there are high winds or heavy rain. For £380 ($512)we can improve her living conditions immensely by building a two room mud house with a tin roof as shown in the picture below.
Barbara and her children outside their current home
Barbara shares: “I am calling for any support to be able to build a house for me and my two children since I lost my husband, I am unable to build a house for myself and kids as I only survive on subsistence farming which can’t earn enough to me”
Design of the proposed low budget house
) is a small charity organisation based in Kiboga, Uganda that supports vulnerable children and adults in the local rural communities. The district of Kiboga was badly affected by the political war of 1984 which left many homes destroyed, women widowed, children orphaned and the elderly without family support. Today many of Kiboga's population have health conditions such as malaria, brucellosis and HIV/AIDS. Health issues, poverty and frequent droughts and flooding all make life difficult for residents of the rural areas many of whom rely on subsistence farming to survive.
Starlight Family charity was founded by Lukyamuzi James who became an orphan at just two weeks of age as a result of the war. Having had a difficult start to life himself James was inspired to help others and is able to appreciate the tough living conditions faced by many in his local area today. Current Starlight Family projects include a charity school, a children's home, an organic farm and a COVID community relief program. In the longer term Starlight Family plans not only to raise standards of living for the most vulnerable but to help the community and the charity itself to become self-supporting.
Through your financial support or by sharing this campaign with others on social media we have the potential to make a huge positive difference in the lives of this young family. Please get in touch if you have any questions.
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