There are a number of projects recently completed, and others "in the works" that will significantly improve the ability of the Centre to care for their children.
Over the past year we have worked towards improving a preparation area for food. We now have a small kitchen with only 2 gas burners, fridge and a freezer. Running water is still lacking. It is a priority to improve this area. It is a challenge to provide 250+ meals a day with the limited resources currently available!!
The children often have childhood illnesses. We are striving to get an area where we can look after sick children. If they have to stay home because of illness, they often go without a meal that day, or are left with an older sibling that will miss school to look after a sick toddler.
October 2015 construction on a nursery for children younger than 18 months was started. Proper nutrition is especially important during this stage, as the brain is rapidly developing at this age.
Providing basic food supplies for 250 meals per day and propane/gas for the burners.
Children often lose both parents to AIDS, tuberculosis or violence. We strive to keep children in their own home, with the help of volunteers, and provide them with the daily necessities of life. The area does not have other care for these children and the best way to help them not to become street children is to keep them in caring communities, and in their own homes.
WCCB desperately needs a van or small pick-up truck. Currently they have to rely on taxis as there is no public transport. Buying and transporting groceries for 250 meals a day in a taxi is nearly impossible and very costly. We would like to buy a vehicle and provide for the running costs and insurance.
We are aiming to support the Woodhouse Community Care Base in sustainable food production and employment opportunities.
Our goal is to make sure that at least 90% of the money you donate goes directly to the children.