impacting the region
The positive impact of ChristAid on the communities and region of Fort Portal and Kicuna go far beyond the existence of a school and new homes. The work of ChristAid has had a powerful influence on the entire region by putting “God’s love in action.” Below are just a few ways in which the communities and region have been and are being impacted:
Provides an education and a future for hundreds of children from Kicuna where no primary school had existed before.
Through the Ahadi Kid sponsorship program, pays school tuition for children who would be unable to attend school because their parents are unable to pay school fees.
Provides care and financial support for elderly widows, many of whom are caretakers for their grandchildren, through the “Grandmas for Jesus” sponsorship program.
Builds safe and solid block homes for over 25 “Grandmas” replacing the mud and stick homes in which they previously lived.
Provides jobs for over 40 young men and women in the “Shelters in the Storm” construction crew who would not otherwise be employed.
Has reduced crime by reducing unemployment in the Kicuna area.
Has encouraged the creation of small businesses.
Has infused funds into the overall economy through building programs and employment, significantly impacting local businesses and the economic stability of the region.
Has spiritually impacted the lives of many through consistently living out the “Shelters in the Storm” motto of putting “God’s love in action.”