This year a friend who lives in Jamaica lost his home as his mum was no longer able to support him and her younger son due to cuts in her already meagre salary as a single parent. She had to make the tough choice of securing the future of her younger child to leave the older one to fend for himself. He currently earns a very minimal wage doing menial jobs and is currently living in bedsits or other temporary accommodation to get by. Both he and his mum contribute what they can to his younger brother's education as he is still in school. With only a very limited education himself he has very little prospects of being able to sustain himself long term, so a group of us are trying to build a modest house on some land which we have secured, which we hope will provide long term housing, and security, for him.
Anything you can offer to help would be greatly appreciated!