Heavy rains in the spring made living conditions almost unbearable for the families of four sponsor children in Kenya.
Their very modest homes in the Kamuwongo Mercy Care Sponsor Site area were destroyed when the rain and flood-like conditions blanketed the community.

The Mutua family of five (including two girls sponsored by Chalice, aged 10 and 13 years), an already very poor and challenged family, was left homeless. The mother of the three children suffers from mental illness and the father is totally blind.

The Mwinzi family of seven, including sponsored child Joshua (20 years old) lost everything. Joshua's widowed mother is a peasant farmer, who depends on her small garden whih most of the time is not guaranteed a harvest due to the frequent drought and unpredictable rains. She supplements her income by seeking small jobs when they are available.

The Mati family of seven had their house collapse while they were sleeping - fortunately no one was injured. Sponsored child Gideon (8 years old) and his family have been forced to seek refuge squeezed into their grandmother's one-room house while the widowed mother searches for work in a nearby town.

All three families are desperate for help to enable them to get back to some kind of a normal life. Each family is in need of living accommodations and they have no money to contribute.

Acknowledging the severe challenges these three families face, our sponsor site director has come to Chalice requesting funds to complete construction of a modest three-room brick house (208 square feet) for each of the families, as well as a pit latrine for the Mutua family. Total cost of materials and labour will be $11,315.

Funding Request: $11,135.00
Critical Need: KMK0718B

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Please note that any donations that exceed the request will be used to fund other critical need emergencies that may arise.



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