Grass

The dry, 150m long grass is used to cover the roofs. The women from the neighboring villages and the next small town come with their sickles, which they wear elegantly on their heads and they start their hard work in the heat of over 40 Degree. First the grass is cut, then dried, then tied and finally it is either carried to the respective village or to the next small town for sale. That means a 12 km walk with a 25kg bundle of grass on your head. The revenue for a bundle is 1 !! Euro.
As you can see, I also tried to wear one, but only got a few meters. As so often, my greatest respect goes to the women here. The way they make a living doing hard work and caring for their families is just admirable.

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Vision


"Religion that God our Father accepts as pure and faultless is this: to look after orphans and widows in their distress and to keep oneself from being polluted by the world."
(Jak. 1:27)

Our current project


With your help, the kitchen and the dormitories could be completed. Thank you so much to everyone who was there for us!

A simple community school is currently needed. Not all children in the surrounding villages can attend our school because the distances are too great and the paths too dangerous. Again and again you can encounter elephants, buffalos or other animals that cross to the Nile to drink water. For this reason we decided to build a primary school with four classrooms in one of the villages so that all children can go to school.

Such a building with four classrooms costs about 12,000 euros. A lot of thanks to a generous donation from Denmark, we were able to credit 3,500 euros. So we are only missing 8,500 euros.

A big thank you to everyone who makes this project possible. You can donate directly here.