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Poor Families In Laikipia Benefit From Free Houses Constructed By Habitat for Humanity Kenya



Poor Families In Laikipia Benefit From Free Houses Constructed By Habitat for Humanity Kenya

Over 60 families in Laikipia County have benefit with free modern houses constructed by Habitat for Humanity Kenya in a plan to give poor families a better place to live.

The families have also been put under a cash transfer program where they are receiving shillings 3,000 per month for upkeep to deal with the hardships brought about by the Covid 19 pandemic.

Speaking at Kandutura in Rumuruti where some of the beneficiaries are located, Habitat for Humanity Country Director Ruth Odera said that the major aim of this project is to see to it that poor families who were living in deplorable conditions have been uplifted.

Odera who over saw distribution of hygiene kits for Corona Virus prevention to over 160 families noted that there is need for families in the region to get title deeds or allotment letters for their parcels of land so that they can a security of tenure.

She said that they will work with all partners including the county government to make sure that this happens so that construction can resume.

Board Chairman Koome Kiragu said that when they are doing the construction they train locals on how to construct good houses at an affordable price something that even those who are capable have adopted to build their own houses.

Kiragu said that after the Covid 19 pandemic is over they will enter into another face of construction where more families will benefit noting that the organization has so far spent over 60million shilling for the house project in Laikipia.

He said that they will reintroduce the Global Village system where partners from foreign countries under the organization come in to assist in building and also training where they leaving construction equipment’s behind for use by the community.

The beneficiaries expressed satisfaction noting that since the pandemic struck they lost their jobs and only have the assistance from the organization to rely on.

They said that they never had a dream of once living in a permanent houses but this has come to be and hoped that those yet to benefit will do soon.

The same project is being undertaken at Segera ward in Laikipia North where Mukima Secondary school which was fully constructed under this program is situated.

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