Some of the families receiving the shelter cash decided to pay off their debts instead of constructing a house.
Hassan Abdow Salad, a father of six, has not moved from his shelter in Al-Amin camp despite getting the aid money. He used $800 to pay off debts and much needed bought food and clothing for his children.
Hassan, who cannot walk, depends on his wife’s small income from cleaning jobs. He said the money has improved their lives and his family can now cook twice a day instead of the single meal they were getting.
“Before we got the help our situation was hard. Our children were in a very difficult situation because they didn’t get enough food. Now they get two meals a day,” he said.
Those who received money from this shelter fund for people living with disabilities have commended the project as timely due to the heavy rains battering Baidoa, even though not all of them prioritised using the cash for a new house.
World Vision did not wish to comment on the project when contacted by Radio Ergo’s local reporter.