Roughly 80% of our target beneficiaries live in poor housing, often built of unstable mud and wattle walls with few or no windows, grass thatched roofs and dirt floors. Their houses are usually crowded and poorly ventilated and often lack indoor kitchens, toilets and bathrooms. Sometimes they share their houses with domestic animals and usually the roofs leak. Such livings conditions are unhealthy.They create and spreaddisease among those who share them.PEFO has responded to these problems by delivering so far 450 eco-friendly, low-cost houses to granny-headed households in the rural Jinja district.
To achieve this, we work with elected members of the housing committee from the granny groups. PEFO has also designed a mechanism to address land ownership and land rights for grannies, as well as to use our housing program to create awareness to promote housing with dignity.