Hundreds benefit from Habitat for Humanity K70mil house project

Over a hundred people have benefitted from a Habitat for Humanity (HfH) house construction project in the lakeshore district of Salima.

Wayiness poses with Nyasa Times’ Pius Nyondo at the veranda of her new home

HfH builds about a hundred houses for the vulnerable across the country, especially those affected by HIV/AIDS.

Last year, the organisation built 20 houses in Salima alone which are reaching out to over 100 beneficiaries – a round figure of about five per household.

HfH media and resources coordinator, Consolata Kambani, said her organisation spent over K70 million for the 20 houses.

“We spent about K3.5 million per house translating to about K70 million for the 20 houses,” said Kambani.

She said there was still great need for decent houses in the country.

“We are looking forward to as many partners as possible so that we can reach out to more people. The issue of decent accommodation is not that rosy in the country,” she said.

According to her, the houses are fully subsidised meaning they are given out for free to beneficiaries.

One of the beneficiaries, Felicia Wayiness, said before the new house she had to endure a leaking room that gave her and her five grandchildren sleepless nights.

“Since the new house was built we actually look forward to the rains,” she said.

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ngauza mwale
5 years ago

She is lucky. This project started with masaf during Muluzu when HIV had hit so much. What happened most money went to build houses for staff working for masaf. I know young family educated who are living in area 47 who built two big houses with masaf money. Malawians and corruption is the education of high people. Un educated person steal a goat and jailed for many years, but corrupted minister get away. Its not important to steal donated money and tax payers money in Malawi. Everything is legal in Malawi. Shame.

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