HOMES FOR THE HOMELESS
In order to support our goal of family reintegration for children in difficulty, OPDE builds houses for the families of our students whenever possible. Starting in 2007, we started building 1 or 2 houses per year. In 2014 we were able to build 3, in 2015 we were able to build 4, and we have built 8 houses so far in 2016. In total we have built 27 homes, that all include a kitchen, a latrine, a place to wash, three bedrooms, and a living room. The parcel of land that OPDE for the house also includes area for the families to grow food. Each house costs 7,500,000 rwf, which currently converts to $9,036. Media Espoir, one of our partner organizations, has provided funding for 23 of the houses along with providing support for other aspects of our organization.