By Ambrose Kweronda
The Lions Club of Kabale has donated a sh50m house to a vulnerable family in Kisaaze village, Rwanyena parish Rubaya Sub County, in Kabale district.
The family is headed by a 95-year-old, Molly Tibasiima who stays with five grandchildren and her sick daughter.
The club constructed the four-roomed house with a kitchen, a pit latrine and a 2000 litre water harvesting tank.
They also bought all the household items including five beds and beddings, a set of seats, saucepans, plates, and foodstuff among others.
Speaking at the commissioning of the house on Wednesday (February 17), the President of Lions Club of Kabale, Annet Neebye, said that they started the initiative to fundraise from their members and friends in October last year when they saw a 7-year-old grandson of Tibasiima at a function in Rwanyena.
“We were attending a giveaway ceremony of our friend when we landed on a child who was infected with jiggers. We followed up their family, and discovered that the family was too vulnerable and needed our input,” Neebye revealed.
Neebye said that they started the construction in December last year.
“We worked as fast as we could to ensure that we get the house completed in time. Our support towards this family has just started and we shall continue doing so in fulfillment of our mission which is aimed at serving others in all circumstances,” she added.
Officiating at the function, the parish priest of Kitooma Church of Uganda parish, Rev Moses Owarishaba commended the Lions club of Kabale for supporting the vulnerable family, asking other people to always do the same in their respective communities especially during this period of lent, if they are to get more blessings from God.
“You know that the bible mandates us to be good towards each other. What this Club is doing is what we are required to do in regard to the love one another principle,” he said.
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