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HOUSE OF SHALOM
In 2017 we have purchased a section of land with the vision of developing a ‘House of Shalom’ – a safe, life-transforming house for survivors of human trafficking and sexual exploitation.
The main house is on two levels. It has eight bedrooms, two kitchens, two bathrooms and two additional toilets. There is also a separate two-bedroom house on the ground floor which is attached to the main building but with a separate entrance. This has two small rooms, a kitchen and a bathroom.
It is a brick building and currently unfinished. The roof and gates have been installed. Windows, doors and interior are still to be done.
OPERATION OF THE HOUSE OF SHALOM AS A SHELTER
It is understood there is currently just one other safe house in the country we are working in, which is registered as a public organization, but due to strict governmental surveillance its capacity and functionality is limited.
House of Shalom will be functioning as a privately-owned family foster home. We will appoint a designated person or a family to manage the house and look after the women and children that will reside in it. This will enable us to serve the community without violating any legal requirements.
Additional support, resources, training, staff and volunteers will be provided as they become available.
Phase One – Purchase and Initial Development
Since March 2017 we have raised USD$90,300. Here is what we were able to accomplish with these funds.
1. Purchased the house USD $50,000
2. Security deposit of $10,000 made towards additional neighbouring two blocks of lands
3. Second floor completed (brick)
4. Seismic belt built around the perimeter of the second floor
5. Main gate installed
6. Fences raised on the two additional blocks of lands
7. Heating system in guest house installed
8. Roof completed.
Currently we need an additional USD$5,000 to pay off the roof.
Phase Two – Development of the Main House
WHAT NEEDS TO BE DONE:
• Windows – $13,000
• Plumbing – $1,000
• Plastering the inside walls – $800
• Electricity, wiring the house – $1,500
• Under-floor heating for the whole house – $3,000
• Ceiling – $2,000
• Tiles (2 bathrooms and 2 kitchens) – $5,000
• Light fixtures – $500
Total needed: USD$26,800
To continue pursuing the development of the House of Shalom project we need:
• $5,000 to pay for the roof
• $26,800 to complete phase two
• $1,500 to obtain consent
When phase two is completed, plans can be made for further developments, such as: interior design, kitchen, bathroom and laundry set-up, furniture and associated costs.