Repairing homes, schools and churches improves lives, increases self respect and lets those in need know that they are valued.
Many church run schools and church buildings fall into disrepair due to a lack of funds. Church offerings are often sacrificial giving of eggs, bananas and vegetables, unfortunately these do not buy iron sheets for the leaking roof or doors and windows to keep out the weather. If you would like to help ensure an environment conducive to effective learning and faithful worship then read on and see how a small donation makes a real difference.
Church schools offer an education to everyone, but the buildings often fall into disrepair due to a lack of funds. Leaking roofs, mud floors and a total absence of doors and windows are commonplace. A bag of cement or an iron sheet for a roof costs just £10.
Renovation of a school building is a beacon of hope to an impoverished community who often feel forgotten by the world. It costs less than you may think to complete a renovation such as can be seen in these photos, and this is often the start of amazing community transformation.
The traditional facility is a long or short drop, basically a hole in the ground with walls and a roof. Many of the schools have just one long drop which is shared by all. Often they fill up and become unusable. Without a proper surround young children are in danger of falling in. Many churches have no facility at all.
Your support for the repairing fund enables better, safer facilities to be provided and dignity to be maintained.
A church in disrepair is not honouring to God, it can also be a sense of shame for a community who feel hopeless in their poverty, to make the necessary repairs. The walls are wattle and daub or bricks made from the mud and can be 'patched' by the community. However sand and cement for the floor, iron sheets for the roof and doors and windows all cost money that is not available to communities who are mainly subsistence farmers.
A truck load of sand costs just £35. Your donation could help repair a church and restore hope amongst God's people in the community.