The Pearl Village - Uganda
The Pearl Village is a community that is being built in a remote village, about two-hours from Project Orphans base in Kampala, Uganda. The village is designed to come alongside widows, orphans, and broken-families in need of a helping hand.
We have witnessed a huge need for temporary housing that offers vulnerable women, children and orphans an opportunity to receive help in order to better their lives and future. A transitional home - also provides a safe environment, off the streets, where they can be sexually exploited, prone to abuse, and/or often starved.
Over 50% of widows in Uganda are illiterate and 61% make less than 5,000 Ugandan Shillings a week (approximately $2 dollars) to survive. The vast majority of widowed or abandoned women have no way of sending their children to school. They have no property and are living to survive!
The Pearl Village helps those living in village with the chance to learn life-skills and receive an education that will allow them to go back into their community, find work, and make a new life for themselves.
In addition, we will provide education to the children who are in need of an education through Project Orphans Education for a Nation sponsorship program an opporunity to chance the course of their life.