Building a $750 home for a burundian widow impacts her family for a lifetime
A Basic Need
A home provides shelter, safety and stability for a widow and her family. It's a launching point to rebuilding her life. A home restores a widow's dignity in her community, and her hope for the future.
We hire local builders, who use local materials to benefit the entire community. The widow chooses the location and design of her home to best serve her family.
“I came to believe that the world had no place for widows. I was told not even heaven had a place for widows. All but one of my children died, and I was homeless. But through Sister Connection, God sent me help. God bless you! Thank you to my sponsors. With their help my child and I have clothes, we eat well, and we have what we need.” -Clotilde
A Burundian widow has no value in her society. Because she has no worth, and no advocate when her husband passes, a widow often has her home taken from them as well. Homelessness, with the hopelessness and further rejection that comes with that, is widespread among widows.
Our wholistic approach addresses needs of each individual widow. Your compassion empowers your sister to heal and grow as she provides for her family, and finds hope for the future.