Food For the Poor Jamaica, with the help of Douglas Orane, former chairman and chief executive officer of GraceKennedy Group, will tomorrow construct a two-bedroom house for 64-year-old Castie Anderson, who has been sleeping on the sidewalk of the Kingston Public Hospital (KPH) for more than 20 years.
The house is to be constructed in Woodbourne district in Yallahs, St Thomas.
During a visit to KPH by a team from Food For the Poor, they were informed that Anderson had been sleeping on cardboard boxes for approximately 20 years.
According to a release from Food For the Poor, Anderson said she was living in Stony Hill, St Andrew, with family members but left because she felt she was being exploited.
Anderson reportedly gave birth to four children, three of whom were taken by their father and the fourth was placed in a foster home, the release said.
One of Anderson’s children, Celine Collins-Bryan, was reportedly unaware of her mother’s whereabouts or standard of living until September 2013, based on information she got from her stepmother.
Collins-Bryan is now willing to take care of her mother, the release stated, but he does not have the proper accommodation to do so. She applied to Food For the Poor Jamaica for a house, and her request was granted.