Uganda and Rwanda Info
Colleen Stevenson shares this story about a grandmother.
One of the living conditions that faces many of the elderly is living with vermin and bed bugs. This makes for a very harsh environment and in one case, one of the grandmothers was living in a mud hut with only a mat and various other utensils. Due to cooking just outside the hut on a 3-stoned fireplace, the uneaten scraps would attract rats. These rats would come and bother her in the night by scurrying around and would at times bite her toes. The grandchildren did not like to stay with the grandmother, and as soon as they could they would go to other relatives, and not come to visit. During the time of opening the jjajja home, one of the grandchildren said, “ we can now feel free to visit our grandmother as we will not fear the rats.”
The cost is $4200-6000 for a home, depending on the customs put into it which can include a toilet, etc. The goal is to do around 10/year.
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