Women’s Day Build – JHB

Palm Ridge
3 - 7 August 2020

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 generations 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.

Palm Ridge Community

The identified project is in the East of Johannesburg, under the City of Ekurhuleni – in Germiston. The project is projected to complete 3000 houses with three different contractors constructing 1000 each. Temi construction is the partner in this project.

It is a green-field project, beneficiaries who are scattered all over east rand including the following informal settlements: Phola Park, Sonkezizwe and Thembalihle.

The housing development is integrated; it includes both RDP and serviced site development. The project will take a period of three years to be completed. Habitat for Humanity SA will be facilitating the community development in this community while hosting build events with Temi Construction.

Challenges that currently face the community include poor infrastructure (poorly tarred roads), ill-equipped school facilities, inconsistent service provision (power failures), leadership conflicts and a lack of skills development training for the community’s youth.

Habitat for Humanity SA has mobilised homeowners to participate in the housing development process. Through shelter, we aim to contribute to meaningful social change and development in Palm Ridge by enhancing capabilities and capitalising on existing resources to build strength, stability and self-reliance on a household level. The programme aims to bring people together to co-create solutions to shelter problems, facilitate access to decent and affordable shelter and to sustain the socio-economic outcomes that emerge from the process. 

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