For the first 6 months since opening in December, 2012, the 40 kids in Nawantale, Uganda that were housed in the new Stream of Hope Home slept on the floor in crowded conditions. They were safe, fed, and went to school but were on an unfinished floor with just a blanket. Sickness spread easily among the children and Malaria was common because mosquito nets were not able to be used.
Recently the children were moved into two buildings and separated boys and girls. We purchased 14 new triple-decker steel bunk beds for all the children and 2 double-decker beds for the caretakers as well as new mattresses, blankets, sheets, and towels. Mosquito nets were then installed to protect the kids at night.
I can only imagine the feeling of warmth, peace, comfort, and security that these kids must have felt, sleeping for the very first time in their own bed. It is a privilege to provide something so simple that we take for granted, beds will make these kids feel at home and valued as well as keep them healthy and rested. Thank you all for your prayers and support….and praise God.