In much of Africa, water supplies are unclean, unsafe and unreliable. Water sources are often stagnant pools or brooks that are only available during the rainy season. This water is:
Unfit for human consumption
A fertile breeding ground for mosquitoes that cause malaria
Infested with waterborne diseases causing cholera, diarrhea and dysentery, as well as parasites such as guinea worm and tapeworm
Women and children routinely trek up to 10 miles to fetch water in buckets for drinking and cooking. They often have to queue up to receive water for their families.
Building a children’s home is something that needs creativity, labor, funds, prayers.
At OAP Uganda, we believe that safety and parental care is a necessity for every human being and they why we are paving a way for these orphans and underprivileged children to have a safe place to call a home with a trained home mother to deliver the parental care they had lost.
The home is a place that facilitates 20-40 children and in each home have two mothers. A Home mother is the emotional reference point for the children. She lives with the children that have been placed in her care (a maximum of 20 children) as a family member. She shapes the family’s daily life and forms reliable and stable relationships with the children.
The Aunties – The home-mothers are supported in their work by aunties – family assistants who may be in-training to become Home-mothers to care for these children.