The Projects (Photo of a Families Straw Home)
Band of Brothers funds a community outreach program that searches for very poor families to see what can be done to make their life more productive. The project on this page is to build a new home for this partially blind mother Be Thi Le and her son Don Van Le early next year.
The Families (Mother and Son with Band of Brothers)
Our local people on the ground screen families to ensure they have a verifiable need. The circumstance that puts a family into absolute poverty can be a death, health problems or an absent father. The single 48 year old mother earns .25 to .75 cents a day depending on how many mats she weaves. Her son 12 years old and in 6th grade also has the same eye condition slowly blinding him.
The Result (Her Only Possessions)
We provide the families with solutions that will have a lasting improvement to their lives. We plan on building this mother a home early next year. Having a bathroom, kitchen, electricity and water will save her time and the electricity will allow her to make more mats so she won’t have to beg for food when she runs out of money. She has lived in this home exposed to bugs and rats for 33 year. Less than $2000 will completely change her life forever.