ARCHBISHOP TUTU BLESSED EASTER BUILD: Building a nation for each other
“Serve one another in love.” Galatians 5:13
Join us and put your faith into action for families in the communities closest to you.
The benefits of working with Habitat for Humanity SA are numerous—especially for the faith community. Building a house gives people a concrete way to put their faith into action. A Faith Build project calls people to leave the halls of the church and to serve in the way that the original apostles served. Working on this project allows people of faith to be the body of Christ in the world.
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.