House Visit Mama Mukashaka
Prior to 2009, mama Mukashaka and her 5 kids did not have a place to call home. Through the CASR organization, a house was built for her family. The house is small (110 sq ft) with inner walls that partition the space into 3 sections serving as bedrooms and a commom area. Washroom is outside and shared by multiple families. The house was build in 2 weeks through a collaborative effort with student volunteers from the nearby university.
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." JAMES 1:27
Fast forward to 2015, one of the 5 kids has since got married and another in school. Mama Mukashaka was successful in taking care of a donated pig and she is now part of the women co-op growing mushrooms.
Life is still tough, however, she continues to work hard to provide for her family.
Mama Mukashaka hurried off to clean the house as she invited us to her home. Sitting in her living room we were humbled by this experience and reminded not to judge anyone's circumstances through the western lense. She is grateful for what she have and very thankful for God's grace.
The house, after 6 years, is in need of repair. As it was made of mud and located in a slopy area with no drainage system, it is literary "melting" away as rain water flows around the house.