Habitat Africa/Middle East: Budongo, Uganda

Gilbert Byensi is the 13-year-old nephew of Ayediida Mbagaineki.  Mbagaineki took Gilbert in because his mother had died, and his stepmother was not treating him well.  Mbagaineki is a 56-year-old widow who has also taken in four grandchildren; they live in her new house, which  she completed with the help of two loans from Habitat for Humanity Uganda.  Her 26-year-old daughter, Asaba, also lives with her.  Theyused to live in a deteriorating mud hut; now they have a spacious home, and they use the old mud huts on the property as shelter for their goats and chickens. © Habitat for Humanity International/Ezra Millstein
Budongo, Uganda, December 10, 2010

Gilbert Byensi is the 13-year-old nephew of Ayediida Mbagaineki. Mbagaineki took Gilbert in because his mother had died, and his stepmother was not treating him well. Mbagaineki is a 56-year-old widow who has also taken in four grandchildren; they live in her new house, which she completed with the help of two loans from Habitat for Humanity Uganda. Her 26-year-old daughter, Asaba, also lives with her. Theyused to live in a deteriorating mud hut; now they have a spacious home, and they use the old mud huts on the property as shelter for their goats and chickens.  

© Habitat for Humanity International/Ezra Millstein