Louise is 80 and despite going blind cares for 4 children. A widow for several years the only source of income for the household comes from the goats she keeps and the work she still does in the fields surrounding her village.
Thanks to the help of Lovebox Festival and their support of LOVE SPECS Love Support Unite volunteers were able to provide a tin roof before the rainy season starts giving much needed protection for her and those under her care.
For every elderly person we help with immediate assistance, we help set up a local woman with a small business, the profits of which go towards providing for the family in the long term. This is carried out through our micro loans project, and can be a business ranging from trading fish, to selling hardware; occasionally the villagers produce crafts – check out their dream catchers here.
Our aim is for every project our volunteers start, to continue to grow in the hands of the people that they help. If you have have ever thought of volunteering or have ideas to share please get in touch.