We have some exciting updates to share with you about Pwoje Espwa (Project Hope), an orphanage that Cross Catholic and our generous benefactors have supported for many years.
Over the summer, we helped Pwoje Espwa start construction on much-needed dormitories in partnership with Shelter2Home for the 54 girls living at Pwoje Espwa orphanage, most of whom came to live there after the January earthquake.
With more orphaned and vulnerable girls who need shelter since the earthquake, Pwoje Espwa decided they needed their own special dorms, as the houses they are living in now are becoming too crowded with so many bright, beautiful little girls.
Construction is well under-way on the dorms—this week, the crew is installing windows (see photo at left). The new dorms include bedrooms, a kitchen, bathroom and shower facilities, and a courtyard area for group activities. The girls will live there with their “house mothers,” women who take care of them and watch over them just like real moms would.
We expect the dorms to be fully complete within a few weeks. Pwoje Espwa is also home to more than 700 orphaned and vulnerable children. Since the earthquake, 156 new girls and boys have arrived at Pwoje Espwa, looking for shelter and care. Thanks to support from our generous benefactors, Cross Catholic has been able to help the orphanage meet the increased need in its community following the tragic earthquake.
This is one of two dorms for girls under construction at Pwoje Espwa.
The hard-working construction crew installs windows for one of the dorms.