MultiChoice ploughs back

01 December 2016 | Infrastructure

MultiChoice Namibia has donated N$50 000 to the Shack Dwellers'' Federation for housing and capacity building of their members.

The federation is a network of housing saving schemes which aims to improve the living conditions of low-income earners living in shacks, rented rooms and those without accommodation, while promoting women''s participation.

Speaking on behalf of the federation at the handover, Edith Mbanga expressed their gratitude to the MultiChoice general manager Roger Gertze for ploughing back into to the community as it shows the company''s generosity.

“This is a way of us showing other organizations that we are not just sitting and waiting for something to be given but we are also meeting them halfway. Thank you MultiChoice for the donation,” said Mbanga.

The money is currently being used to build a house in the Goreangab settlement to the value of N$30 000 whilst the remaining N$20 000 is for the members'' capacity building.

The Office the First Lady, as a patron of the federation, was represented by Uajorokisa Akwenye who pointed out the fact that the Shack Dwellers'' Federation''s objectives are in line with that of One Economy Foundation. “We strive to empower communities to empower themselves.

The lack of a home plays a major role in the social ills that are found in communities around Namibia. Providing a home is giving more than a structure or water and electricity.

Thank you MultiChoice because it is not just a house you have given but you have impacted the lives of a whole family,” she said.

She encouraged more corporations to assist organisations such as the Shack Dwellers'' Federation.

June Shimuoshili

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