Shelter for Street Children - Mbarara
There are now 40 children being cared for in Mbarara, south Uganda, in a home built by Aim for Change for small children and young adults who were previously living on the streets.
As some of the children are getting older, we have provided them with a workshop for carpentry, which is now running as a business. A further workshop for welding has been constructed and the young men are being trained to produce good quality work which is sold to help support their training. A large cow project, popcorn machines, taxi bicycles and sewing machines all continue to provide sustainability for the running of the home.
A goat project begun in this region, in a desperately poor area, high in a remote mountain range on the Tanzania border, is proving to be very successful.
In 2011 a freshwater borehole was installed and is used by the former street children and also by the local community.