The Collen Mashawana and Mampeule Foundation have partnered in building a home for a family of 22 members in Winterveldt.
The Ngomeni family live in an unsafe dilapidated structure situated in Ward 9 for many years and had lost all hope. The family depends on SASSA grants for survival as there is no one working, and both the mother and grandmother need to provide for all nine children and seven grandchildren. All the children do not go to school.
Identifying the family is Tshwane Social Development MMC Peggy De Bruin, who called on businesspeople to partner in building a home for the family.
The family survives on Social Grant and all the kids do not go to school. Accompanied by City of Tshwane Social Development MMC Peggy De Bruin, we had lunch with the family, helped the construction team and gave the family comfort.
Visiting the family is Motshabi Ntsoelengo head of marketing at Collen Mashawana foundation who described the situation as one terrible living conditions.
The state of the house shows that it has been damaged by the heavy rains. “The old structure the family stayed in has been demolished because the structure was not too strong,” said Ntsoelengo
We have done a partnership to assist the family, the foundations immediately moved the family to a safer place so that they can start the project of building a safe, welcoming house for them. “The family was happy and will be able to express their full emotions on the day the house is handed over to them” added Ntsoelengo.
The official handing over of the keys is on the 5th August 2022