For years Robert Gutwa and his team had dreamt of using this property to serve their local community and now that dream has become a reality. With the completion of new buildings and the establishment of new enterprises, like the hen farm, the property officially opened in 2019. The Grace Community Center (GCC) is registered with the local government as a community based orgnaization (CBO).
The Grace Community Center property currently contains several older buildings, a new larger building, large garden, hen farm, and market stall to sell eggs, produce and items created by the sewing enterprise. The center also provides safe open spaces for community gatherings and children's games. The 2019 August Camp for 100 children was successfully held on this property (with the garden providing much of the food!). Thanks to a visiting mission team from Mission Oppotunities Short Term (MOST Ministries), a special day of testing and distributing eyeglasses was also held at GCC.
GCC was established just in time to support the community when the pandemic first struck in 2020 and has played a pivotal role ever since. The egg farm provides eggs with important nutrients for at-risk families, food and essentials are often distributed, and the sewing enterprise has provided over 2,000 masks and 540 washable feminine hygiene kits for school girls.
**The needs of the local community continue to grow as the region suffers their third wave of COVID-19. Please keep them in your prayers as they do not have the hope of a vaccine and repeated lockdowns are causing food and essentials to be scarce.
Scroll down to see photos of the construction and completion of the hen house, market stall, garden and also special events held on the new community center property. Click on photos to learn more.
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