Over the past few months our team has spent a lot of time getting to know one of the teachers, Alice, while working at the Living Positive Kenya Daycare Center. Alice is a single mother raising four children, her youngest is six months old and her oldest is 15 years. The family of five live in a small house made of wood and iron sheets in the slum of Mathare. Knowing how hard Alice works to provide for her family with the very little she has, we decided to relieve some of her burden by paying for the school fees of her two oldest children, Paul and Mary (Paul is still in need of a sponsor!).
So, we decided to do something about it!
We organized a few friends and volunteers to do a not-so-extreme-home-makeover, but one that would at least keep their house sturdy and free of rain. By reinforcing the frame of their home and purchasing a few new pieces of iron sheets, we were able to successfully rain-proof their house, and just in time for the rainy season. Not only that, but one of the volunteers who helped with the construction donated a set of bunk beds for the kids - check out the gallery below!