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Women living on the streets on the rise

The number of women living on the streets in Barbados is on the rise.

According to President of the Barbados Vagrants and Homeless Society, Kemar Saffrey, what makes the situation more challenging, is that there are currently no facilities to house homeless women.

However, in a matter of weeks the society is planning to remedy this, by opening a shelter in this three storey building on Spry Street, the City.

The 80 room facility will provide shelter for men, women and children on a first come first serve basis at night, and provide a myriad of services aimed at rehabilitating the homeless during the day.

A number of corporate sponsors have come on board, including Ansa McAL which has donated several cans of Berger Paint as well as washing machines, microwaves and other appliances from Standards.

Mr. Saffrey is however calling on Barbadians to help raise the additional 100 thousand dollars needed to properly retrofit the building.

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