For the tens of thousands of Jamaicans that live below the poverty line, the lack of basic living conditions is their reality. Meet Kamoya, a single mom of 5 who lives in rural St. Andrew in a home which is substandard in many ways. Not only is the space very small, but they do not have a secure r... Read More
For the tens of thousands of Jamaicans that live below the poverty line, the lack of basic living conditions is their reality. Meet Kamoya, a single mom of 5 who lives in rural St. Andrew in a home which is substandard in many ways. Not only is the space very small, but they do not have a secure roof, the kitchen and bathroom are essentially outdoors, lack basic fixtures, and are without plumbing and running water. Kamoya works with the government as a street sweeper, a job which has very low compensation despite the labor involved. She goes to work very early in the morning by 3 am whilst having to ensure that her children are taken care of. Although her earnings are low, she does her best to make ends meet and still tries to help others. She recently welcomed her teenage niece who needed a place to stay. Since the pandemic, the schools have been closed for in person learning and this has affected her kids' education. Remote learning is available for some children, but they do not have the electronic devices such as a tablet or computer to access the classes. During this time, mom would leave her own cell phone with one child who attends a junior high school, so she is able to log in to her remote classes while mom is at work.
The home is less than suitable for a family.
The living conditions as they are currently, could negatively impact health, safety, and wellbeing. The children in particular would benefit from a home that is more comfortable and conducive to learning and development while they are out of school.
Your donation to this campaign would go towards building a modest two-bedroom home which will be constructed with assistance from partnerships.
A donation of $15 will buy 1 sheet of zinc
A donation of $30 will buy 2 sheets of zinc
A donation of $40 will buy 5 bags of cement
A donation of $60 will buy 100 blocks
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Georgianna is a neurologist by profession, who is passionate about service and making an impact on the lives of others. She started this campaign after seeing the effect of the pandemic on underserved communities as well as its exacerbation of existing inequalities. Learning of devastating living conditions in communities in rural St Andrew Jamaica prompted her to take action.
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