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Habitat shelters two orphans

‘Mantoetse Maama


BEREA — Habitat for Humanity Lesotho (HFHL) presented a two-roomed house to two orphans in Mosenekeng on Friday.

Speaking at the ceremony HFHL national director, ‘Mathabo Matuka, said they want to eradicate poverty housing.

“We decided to provide a house to the children after we found out that children needed an adequate housing,” Matuka said.

She said they are going to build 40 more houses for the needy.

“We are planning to build forty more houses in Berea district during this financial year for other families who need an adequate house,” Matuka said.

She said World Habitat day was observed across the world on October 7 2013.

“First Monday of October every year is designated as the World Habitat Day by the United Nation,” she said.

“The purpose of this day is creation of the global awareness regarding the State of the towns and cities and the basic human right to adequate shelter.

Habitat for Humanity believes that every man, woman and child should have a decent, safe and affordable place to live.

“We build and repair houses all over the world using volunteer labour and donations,” she added.

Speaking at the same event chairman of the HFHL board, Makalo Theko said a shelter is a pivotal need.

“When one is born they are born without anything but they have to strive to get certain things in life.

“Shelter is a pivotal as one needs to have a place called home.

He made a pledge that people should be committed to end poverty housing.

A preventative of the beneficiaries, Litaba Matsoso, said he is very grateful that his niece and nephew have been given a house.

“The two children were staying with me in my single house together with my family (wife and child).

“The house was too small for us but I could not afford to build another house as I am the sole breadwinner,” Matsoso said.

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