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    A safer place to face the floods

    Day 35

    Shelter from the Storm

    Wintertime is the rainy season in Uganda. Though rain is great for growth, it can also bring dangerous flooding. Due to unrelenting rain, some communities in Kakoma village have been struggling to keep their homes safe and dry.

    For community members living with special needs, conditions are especially hard. These folks often struggle to fix up housing after floods. So, we teamed up with OPM to build a house for people with special needs, one that makes sure they’re safe and sound no matter the weather.

    The house has a floor that can be easily cleaned, plus good ventilation, both of which help keep the residents healthy, even when it’s damp. And to make the house comfy, we made sure it was full of warm bedding, too!

    Now, everyone can rest easy. As one resident named Venance explained, “I have lived in a poor house for years, and I have been praying for a better house. When the rainy season started, I worried the house would collapse and kill me. So I appreciate Changemakers for this house that has truly changed my life.”

    If you’d like to support community-led change each and every day, make a donation to fund Changemakers 365.

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