The Pearl Village
The Pearl Village is a community that will be built in a remote village, about two-hours from Project Orphans base in Kampala, Uganda. The project is designed to come alongside widows and orphans in need of a helping hand. Project Orphans has seen firsthand the devastation and quality of life, orphans and vulnerable women experience after being abandoned. These living conditions are unbearable, and often times they do not have any resources for food, know how to obtain a job or have any money for education.
We have witnessed a huge need for temporary housing that offers vulnerable women, orphans and/or broken families an opportunity to receive help in order to better their lives.
This also provides a safe environment, off the streets, where they are consistently sexually exploited, prone to abuse, and 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 will provide those living on the property with the chance to learn life skills and receive an education that will allow them to go back into their village, find work, and make a new life for themselves. In addition, the community will provide education to the children who have been left orphaned and are in need of an education through Project Orphans Education for a Nation sponsorship program.