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One brick, and another, and another…

The money you helped raise for Margaret’s house has really made a difference – every penny has been sent straight to Margaret, and here’s how she’s doing.  This house will have things which we might take for granted, but make a world of difference to Margaret: a door which locks, windows to let in light, a space to call her own.

Here’s where the last installment of money went

Timber                       286,800/=

Nails                          64,000/=
12 Iron sheets             336,000/=
One thousand bricks    100,000/=
Transport                    57,000/=
Burnt oil                       11,000/=
Rizes                            32,000/=
Bar saw                        10,500/=
Roofing and completing gables by 3 labours   180,000/=
TOTAL 1,077,300/=

That’s about £260  in sterling – so a massive thank you to everyone who helped make this possible!

One brick at a time..!

Here’s the latest view of Margaret’s house in Lira – built with donations from supporters of The Oasis of Life.  We’re helping Margaret build the house she needs, which she can then extend to be the house she wants.

We have 2,776 bricks which have been laid by two builders and two labourers – the foundations have been laid, and the house is already taking shape.  Thank you to everyone who has contributed to the charity to make this happen – it’s a real life-changing opportunity for Margaret and her family.

The cost to date is 740,000 Ugandan Shillings – about £200 – the full breakdown is below

Materials                              Cost                        Transport

2,776 bricks                        277,600             80,000
3 trips of sand                     30,000                75,00
1 trip of hard core             25,000                20,000
Digging foundations         20,000
Offloading bricks               17,000
4 bags of cement               120,000             40,000
Labourers (for 2 days)    24,000
Builders (for 2 days)        48,000

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