Life lived on the streets of Kabale is tough, very tough, especially when being homeless is regarded as a crime.
18 months ago we met a group of street children who were living in a tiny shack made of iron sheets. Among them was Kevin, smaller and a little younger than most of the other children. Kevin was high on glue, dressed in rags and dirty, but just a child in need of love and care for all that. Due to his age and addictions we were unable to help Kevin, but he was identified as somebody who would benefit greatly from the Amasiko Halfway House when it opens.
Last night Kevin was found dead on the street, close to the Amasiko Drop-In Centre. Whilst there is no indication at this stage of how he died it was most likely not death by natural causes.
The Amasiko Halfway House was not built in time to save Kevin, but it has redoubled our commitment to open the centre as quickly as we possibly can, whether we have all the money we need or not.