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[p][b]Why we need your help[/b][/p][p]In October, for the second time this year, torrential rains in the Rwenzori Mountains in Uganda wreaked havoc in the Maliba community. Many people lost their homes and crops, and many lost their lives. Eight camps were opened to accommodate 2000 homeless people.[/p][p]Thanks to the generous support of many friends, we have already been able to send £3000 which has enabled our local partner, Robert Bwambale of Bumbua Maliba* (see the last picture), to provide emergency supplies as well as mattresses, bricks, iron sheets and cement to help people to rebuild their homes. In addition they have all been given tree seedlings to plant around their homes, to prevent future landslides. A total of 70 people has been helped so far. [/p][p]As Robert has worked tirelessly in his community, he has been approched by more families in need, so we have doubled our target. One of the families is a widow, Florence Mbindule, with 8 children - see the second picture. Florence's husband was hit on the head by part of the house as it collapsed during the landslide. He suffered a brain haemorrhage and was taken to hospital in Mbarara. The lady sold her land in order to pay for his medical care, but unfortunately he still died. Now she is left with no husband, no house, no land, and 8 children to look after.[/p][p]We are raising money to buy Florence a new plot of land and build a house so that she can look after her children. We are also raising money to plant more trees, in order to prevent future landslides. [/p][p][b]A generous donor will double all donations up to our new target – will you also please give generously?[/b][/p][p]Your donation will help to buy[/p][p]A plot of land for Florence and her family.[/p][p]Basic foodstuffs, cooking utensils and bedding. For example, £25 will buy one mattress.[/p][p]Seeds so that they can plant again and have food in the future. [/p][p]Corrugated iron sheets, nails and timber to rebuild their houses on higher ground. For example, £125 will buy 17 iron sheets, enough to roof one house.[/p][p]Trees to plant to stabilise the land, protect homes and mitigate against such disasters in future.[/p][p]See a video clip from the Ugandan news on 30 October: [url=https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_Qb17FfF7UI]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_Qb17FfF7UI[/url][/p][p][b]Please help us reach our target of £6,000. This will both contribute to immediate emergency relief and help to safeguard the community from flooding in the future.[/b][/p][p]*Bumbura Maliba is a partner organisation of “Discover”, see https://discover-src.net/en/.[/p]