Habitat Africa/Middle East: Masindi, Uganda

Harriet Busingye's neighbor.  She and her husband Josephat Byarugaba used to live in a traditional mud-and-daub hut that was almost falling down.  Habitat for Humanity Uganda’s Masindi branch provided the family with a microfinance loan to help them build a new house.  The couple has paid off the loan, thanks to Josephat’s earnings as a sugarcane farmer.  They are using a second loan to finish the house, and Josephat hopes to use a third loan to install solar panels.© Habitat for Humanity International/Ezra Millstein
Masindi, Uganda, December 10, 2010

Harriet Busingye's neighbor. She and her husband Josephat Byarugaba used to live in a traditional mud-and-daub hut that was almost falling down. Habitat for Humanity Uganda’s Masindi branch provided the family with a microfinance loan to help them build a new house. The couple has paid off the loan, thanks to Josephat’s earnings as a sugarcane farmer. They are using a second loan to finish the house, and Josephat hopes to use a third loan to install solar panels. 

© Habitat for Humanity International/Ezra Millstein