Seven acres of land has now been purchased. The remaining three acres will be paid for in January 2007. Work is now beginning on slashing and clearing of the land by a tractor. The perimeter will be fenced. Once that has been completed it will be surveyed to find out where the well needs to be drilled. If the water table is low then the well will be expensive. We pray that they can find a spot that only needs a shallow well.
The ten acres are in a beautiful place about 45 minutes drive from Kampala. There are two tracks that lead onto the land which will give good access. Some of it is on high ground which gives vistas of green hills and many banana trees. This is where the "Centre for Widows" will be built, a combination farming, schooling, training, housing, worship and conference facility.
We have been told that there is nothing in, nor planned for Uganda for widows like this project. It is really causing much rejoicing in many districts. Someone in Uganda have donated sacks of seed to grow Maize on the land. There are plans to plant Matooki, yams and cassava. The widows, meanwhile, are doing what they can to help themselves.