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Habitat for Humanity South Africa plans Women Build

From 2 to 6 August 2010, 3375 volunteers will spend their days mixing cement, clearing rubble, carrying water and laying line after line of cement blocks – forming part of the biggest Women Build Habitat for Humanity South Africa has ever hosted.

This project will aim to build 45 houses in 5 days, in Gauteng, Western Cape and KwaZulu-Natal simultaneously.

In Gauteng the teams will build in Orange Farm, in KwaZulu-Natal in Umgababa and in Western Cape in Mfuleni.

Teams made up of school learners, students, corporate groups and ladies clubs can join in. From age 16 to 80, all are welcome, including mothers, daughters, aunties and grannies.

Anyone can join in, and we encourage the men to join in and try out their building skills too. Corporate teams can challenge their colleagues in business. Involve everyone from the boss to the cleaning staff. Challenge teams from other departments, sections and divisions.

This build is for everyone. It is an opportunity to teambuild in a completely different environment, meet new friends, work in a community you would not normally have access too, and through your efforts, provide new homes for families in desperate need of decent shelter.

A place called home where a mother, aunt or Gogo can look after and take care of her children in the safety and comfort of a new home and all thanks to our amazing teams.

Information around costs to join will be available in April.

To be part of this venture, contact Peter Francis at peter@habitat.org.za