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Bryan White Foundation donates over UGX 100m to Mapeera Bakateyamba home of elderly

Bryan White Foundation (BWF) led by their boss Bryan White on Wednesday paid a humanitarian visit to Mapeera Bakateyamba Home of elderly in Nalukolongo Kampala. Bryan White through his foundation donated over Shs 100m to the elderly and needy home.

The donation includes items worth millions of shillings, a generator worth Shs 92m and a wall fence. The charity home had collected Shs 25m on the wall fence but with Bryan White Foundation’s visit, the boss agreed to complete construction of the fence to 100%.

The home is occupied by elderly people both male and females who have nowhere to stay and most of them lost their relatives during civil wars in Uganda, Congo, Rwanda, Sudan, and many other East Africa countries. Some occupants also came to work in Kampala and got too old to locate back their ancestral homes.

The home is being looked after by Good Samaritan Sisters under the Catholic Church. Some people bring kids especially the disabled ones and drop them there knowing that these sisters will pick the kids and look after them.

The foundation held prayers, cleaned up the area and participated in entertainment with them. As part of the work, the foundation also provided food items, soft drinks, basins, jerrycans, cleaning blushes and soap which are the mostly needed items at the home.

Bryan White applauded the sisters for the good work of helping the elderly. “This work being done here is great, we thank the sisters for this great job,” Bryan White said.

“Sister let this fence don’t disturb your head. My money is there to help the needy and if i can drive a car worth Shs 800m what about a fence worth around Shs 70m so my sisters don’t worry about the fence and generator, we shall construct it because this is our home, anyone can come here to get care,” Bryan White said.

Mapeera Bakateyamba’s Home (MBH) Nalukolongo, Kampala Archdiocese was started in 1978 by the Late His Eminence Emmanuel Cardinal Nsubuga.

This home was initially supposed to accommodate the elderly from war torn areas and those who didn’t have any family members to look after them. The home has people from Rwanda, Congo, Sudan, Tanzania, Christians and non-Christians.

The community of Good Samaritan Sisters are the main care takers with help from a few volunteers, they wash, feed, dress, clean, most of these people are Lame, blind, Deaf, bedridden others too old to stand. God bless them.

The story of Mapeera Bakateyamba’s home

Mapeera Bakateyamba’s Home (MBH) Nalukolongo, Kampala Archdiocese was started in 1978 by the Late His Eminence Emmanuel Cardinal Nsubuga.

This home was initially supposed to accommodate the elderly from war torn areas and those who didn’t have any family members to look after them. The home has people from Rwanda, Congo, Sudan, Tanzania, Christians and non-Christians.

The community of Good Samaritan Sisters are the main care takers with help from a few volunteers, they wash, feed, dress, clean, most of these people are Lame, blind, Deaf, bedridden others too old to stand. God bless them.

The home accommodates seventy male and female plus four priests who retired and needed a place to call home. This home has in house (24/7) and over 100 from outside who come for meals on a daily basis.

This home depends on donations from well-wishers, like any home they have challenges, they have electricity and water bills, they need sugar, Soap, food to run their daily lives.

The most worrying situation is that at least twice a week someone drops a less privileged person at the gate of this home, while others try to leave the home to wonder around the areas surrounding this home, insecurities are high which is why the function on 17th December is targeting to raise money to help in the construction of a perimeter wall.

On the same day we will have a concert dubbed “Celebrate Christmas with the poor ” and it’s on this concert that we are pleading to have Entertainers to warm their hearts (Less privileged).

NB: If you can time off your busy schedules one day and visit this home you will be amazed on what that will mean. Make someone smile with a simple hello #sharedblessings.

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