Sarah’s Shelters

Sarah’s Shelters is a fund set up in memory of a young woman called Sarah Gibson who died in November 2004 at the age of 33 years from a brain tumour.  The fund enables UWCM’s community volunteer groups to assist vulnerable families (usually a mother with children) to buy a small plot of land and construct a traditional home.

Members of the communities donate the wooden poles and work together to build these new shelters.  Our funding enables them to buy the land, if necessary, plus the iron sheets and other materials.