Women’s Build (WATCH) – CPT

Mfuleni
August 2019 (tbc)

WOMEN’S BUILD: Women Accepting the Challenge of Housing (WATCH)

“There is no limit to what we as women can achieve.” Michelle Obama

When women build; families succeed, communities grow and our communities thrive.

Our women and children are the population’s most likely to be affected by poor living conditions – they suffer daily from a lack of privacy and are vulnerable to abuse and crime. This Women’s Build event provides the opportunity for women to take a proactive step in serving their communities – offering other women and their families a hand up toward strength, stability and self-reliance.

Bardale, Mfuleni Community

Although Mfuleni is located only 30 kilometres from Cape Town, its residents face many challenges accessing the opportunity and prosperity of the urban centre.

Despite these challenges, the community is mobilising for change.

Mfuleni developed rapidly from an inflow of new inhabitants from neighbouring townships in the 1990’s, and is now home to over 20 000 households.

Despite significant challenges, the vibrant community is eager to build a vibrant and thriving living space. Many of Mfuleni’s residents are elderly, disabled or economically vulnerable persons. Now they will finally be able to realise their dream of having decent shelter for the first time. Highlights of the programme achieved to date include:

2007 – 2012: Habitat for Humanity partnered with the Mfuleni community and active citizens to build 488 homes. Mfuleni was the location of Habitat’s 2011 Desmond Tutu Community Build, where Archbishop Tutu himself visited the site and blessed all involved.

2015 – 2016: Habitat re-engaged with the Mfuleni community and built a further 14 homes together with Nokhanya Services and volunteers.

2017: 20 homes were built in partnership with Sbu-Leno Construction and corporate volunteers during World Habitat Day Build Week in October, 2017.

2018: 7 homes were built in partnership with Sbu-Leno Construction and corporate volunteers during a CHEP Employee Build, a Global Village Build and Nelson Mandela Centenary Build.

Book your team today: build@habitat.org.za

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