GoServ Global's first mission team to Uganda just returned last week after building five Safe T Homes that will be used as a home for refugee children who have fled from war-torn South Sudan. So far, 22 children have arrived and now have a safe place to live, enough food to eat, an opportunity to attend school, house mothers who care for them and they are learning about the love of Jesus.
A GoServ Global team of nine worked with local Ugandans to build the homes. The local team will complete the remaining five and then start on another container of 10 Safe T Homes that are en route to Uganda. Once completed, 50 Safe T Homes will complete this camp.
The Safe T Home — engineered by Sukup Manufacturing and distributed to those in need by GoServ Global — is a highly-modified grain bin featuring a heat shield to keep it cool during hot days. GoServ Global has built nearly 300 Safe T Homes in Haiti, 10 in Peru and 10 in Kenya.
In 2016, the Safe T Homes were put to the test as they took a direct hit in Haiti from Hurricane Matthew. One hundred percent of the 200 Safe T Homes withstood the winds with minimal damage, while only 10 percent of traditional homes in the area remained. Up to 60 people rode out the storm in the Safe T Homes.
Founded in 2011 by an Iowa farmer and a missionary in the wake of a devastating earthquake in Haiti, GoServ Global is a nondenominational, faith-based organization that provides essential humanitarian aid to the most vulnerable in communities around the world.
GoServ Global works in Haiti, Peru, India, Guatemala, Uganda and the U.S.
Each Safe T Home costs $5,700 to purchase from Sukup Manufacturing, $1,000 to ship, and $300 for concrete for a total of $7,000 to get the home from Sheffield to Haiti/Uganda, built.