Lloyd's Charities Trust and Habitat for Humanity Great Britain Lloyd's Charities Trust are delighted to be supporting the work of Habitat for Humanity Great Britain. As a humanitarian organisation focused on long-term development, aid and poverty alleviation, Habitat for Humanity's mission is to build a safe ...
Brett Bennett-Smith's Malawi fundraiser for Habitat for Humanity
- My Story
Despite being famous for Mulanje Mountain, famous traditional dances, and rich cultural heritage, Mulanje has an extremely high housing need.
Many children living in Mulanje have been orphaned as a result of HIV and AIDS which has led to a large number of households being led by children who cannot afford to look after the home.
Housing poverty in Mulanje means that many of the people in the community live on less than $1 a day.
What will I do?
Whilst I am in Malawi, I will be working all day for a week on a building site. I will be building a house alongside the local community, local volunteers, and the homeowners themselves.
Tasks I will undertake whilst on-site will be mixing and passing mortar, digging and laying foundations, laying bricks, plastering new walls, and more.
The aim is to complete a house and hand this over to a family to finally have a proper shelter that is flood-proof and a lockable front door to protect their possessions.