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Homeless women’s plight

April 8, 2023

One local charity, whose remit is assisting the homeless, has shone the spotlight on the number of women and children who are finding themselves on the streets.

President of the Barbados Alliance to End Homelessness, Kemar Saffrey, says women and children are turning to his charity for assistance more than ever before.

Mr. Saffrey’s comments came at the re-launch of the charity’s ‘i Pledge’ campaign.

The Barbados Alliance to End Homelessness is working to raise $1 million to buy the building in which it currently operates at Spry Street, Bridgetown.

He says the onset of Covid-19 had paused the initial campaign, along with the challenges brought by the impact locally of the eruption of the La Soufriere Volcano in neighbouring St. Vincent, as well as the passage of Hurricane Elsa.

Currently, the charity is $700, 000 short of its target.

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