At just 14 months, Gloria Nyangoma and Brenda Nyakato become the youngest family partners to receive a house in the 40 years of Habitat for Humanity’s work in Uganda. The first-born twin daughters of Hellen Kugonza and Moses Talemwa of Bulinda Cell, Bwikya Ward, Hoima East Division received the house last weekend.
The first-born twin daughters of Hellen Kugonza and Moses Talemwa of Bulinda Cell, Bwikya Ward, Hoima East Division received the house last weekend
At the handover, Robert Otim, the HFHU National Director challenged the Rotarians from the city to move forward the commitment they have exhibited by reaching more vulnerable families with affordable housing. “We have done great to have this family receive a house. There are hundreds or even thousands out there who may need our support. Today, we hand over this house to Gloria and Brenda; tomorrow it will be another family”, he said.
For over a year now, Gloria and Brenda had not been home since the doctors at the Mulago National Referral Hospital could not release them for lack of a decent shelter back home.
The twin daughters were conjoined at birth and went through a successful separation. However, it was later discovered that the babies had no decent shelter to return without compromising their health and safety.
This is when the surgeons who had conducted the surgery advised against releasing them from the hospital.
Their earlier story was widely covered:
Habitat for Humanity Uganda mobilized the Rotarians from Gloria and Brenda’s city to build a house for them. During a dinner organized by HFHU, the Rotarians mobilized 80% of the funds required and Habitat provided the balance and the technical team for the work.