Driven by a vision that everyone deserves a better place to live, Habitat for Humanity Malawi and SOS Children’s Villages Malawi handed over 131 decent houses constructed in Traditional Authority Chadza in Lilongwe. In 2015, in its inception stage, SOS Children’s Villages Malawi funded Habitat for Humanity Malawi to construct 10 decent houses with the aim of strengthening families by providing them with decent housing in Traditional Authority Chadza. Later on, Habitat for Humanity Malawi secured more funding from its affiliates and partners and mobilized resources for construction of extra 76 decent houses and 58 improved latrines. So far, Habitat for Humanity Malawi has supported the construction of 86 decent houses and 58 improved latrines in the community while SOS Children Villages Malawi has constructed 45 houses in the area.
The Board Member for Habitat for Humanity Malawi, Mr. Victor Kaonga appreciated the impact of the project to the families and community at large. The Board Member thanked affiliates and partners for supporting the work of Habitat for Humanity Malawi in the area. These partners and affiliates include the Habitat for Humanity Zambia, Hang-de- Jong through Habitat for Humanity Germany; International Global Volunteers particularly the teams from Northern Ireland, United States of America, Canada, Romania, Korea, who have supported Habitat Humanity Malawi to construct 86 houses and 58 VIP toilets.
The function was presided over by the Secretary to Secretary for Lands, Housing and Urban Development (MoLHUD) Mr. Bright Kumwembe. In his speech, the Principle Secretary was so impressed with the work of the two organization in the area.
The function was conducted on 12th June, 2019 and was attended to by different key stakeholders which include the Director of Children’s Affairs from the Ministry of Gender, Children, Disability and Social Welfare, The Deputy of Housing, The District Commissioner for Lilongwe, Civil Society Organizations and the corporates.