After 20 years of war and suffering, northern Uganda lost a generation of parents, with elderly grandparents left to care for their grandchildren as best they could.
Many of those children are now young adults, but the elderly grandmothers and widows are now struggling to survive, no longer able to dig in the fields to plant and tender their crops.
CFA is planning to care for elderly widows within the Cornerstone Project property, by providing safe shelter, clothing, food and basic medical care for those in desperate need.
Dominica is the first widow to be cared for by CFA. Our plan is to build a number of “tukuls” in the months ahead, to provide safe shelter for more destitute and vulnerable widows, as the Lord brings them to our attention.
This aspect of the ministry of CFA is a vital part of meeting the needs of our local community, and is directly in response to the verse of scripture upon which the Foundation is based.
“The Christian…is the one who takes care of orphans and widows and who remains true to the Lord” James 1:27