In an effort to keep up with the generous spirit, a group of volunteering women in conjunction with Nissan, the City of Tshwane as well as Habitat for Humanity have decided to change the lives of the less fortunate people in Ga-rankuwa Extension 10 for the better by building them houses through a campaign called Women’s Build Event.
The initiative which was dominated by volunteering women, had the full support of the municipality who made it a reality that all those donated houses were installed with both electricity and water infrastructure on the spot.
This housing initiative has been around for more than nine years, having been established in 2012. Since it’s inception, the campaign prides itself for having built and distributed at least 74 houses thus far.
Describing their goals and aspirations for the campaign, Tshwane’s MMC for Housing and Human Settlement Mpho Mehlape-Zimu, said the partnership between the City, Habitat and Nissan was hoping to build 200 houses by November this year.
She revealed that they would love to have done more by now, further praising their partnership with the community in making the initiative a huge success that it was to date.
She also emphasized that the people who would get the houses were those who were already on the housing list, which had 300 000 applicants.
Mehlape-Zimu explained that their main priority would be the vulnerable people which included women, children and people living with disabilities in the community.
One of the people who were fortunate enough to be part of this amazing project, Philimon Letsebe said, “Nice one. I was there. The project is a success, even the MEC for Housing and Mr councillor and the residents were there yesterday. It is a success story. Keep it up all of the partners”.