Hail is highly unusual in Kikondo, but in 2018 the community was battered by a storm. The FMJ family’s roof collapsed and the inside was ruined by the intense hail. No one was harmed, but the family was without a home.
Fortunately, the FMJ family had taken advantage of a number of Wamukisa’s and used these programs to build up their savings. They operated a family vegetable garden, used water from Wamukisa’s community distribution point, and took part in the local banking group. The family used their savings and requested support from the banking group’s community support fund. This enabled them to buy bricks, tin sheets, doors, and windows to repair their home.