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POVERTY

Odem Foundation supports various causes related to alleviating poverty, an issue that has plagued Jamaica. We provide those in need with financial assistance as we believe giving back is the greatest act of grace. In order to be able to give back, we also rely on the generosity of various sponsors.

As of 2021 we have been able to impact two individuals as well as providing community support through donation drives. Our aim is to continue doing this work, providing relief and assistance wherever we can to those in need. We hope for the citizens of Jamaica to not only survive this life, but to be able to live it as well.

In 2019

In 2019, we were able to provide 58 year old Ms. Marcia Stephenson with a prosthetic leg. As a resident of Waterhouse she was exposed to both structural and physical violence. Waterhouse got its name from a
hurricane which caused bad flooding and a lot of sewage water to be spread. Because it is an innercity community, these issues were often neglected by health authorities which had a ripple effect on its residents
causing them many health issues, one of which is diabetes - the disease Ms. Marcia had lost her leg to. Ms. Marcia is the sole caretaker of her grandchildren and she had also lost her daughter to gang violence. We aimed to aid in any way we could - through Odem Foundation along with our generous sponsors we were able to!

In 2020

In 2020, we were able to continue our mission and provide aid to Mr.
Bunny Dyer - another amputee who resided in St. James. For Christmas
we collected donations so that Mr. Bunny would be able to have a place
to call home. We are happy to announce that we were able to pull
through and complete Mr. Bunny’s home!

In 2021

In 2021, we also launched the OneChild$1 campaign where we raised
awareness for children living in poverty/abuse in Jamaica.