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When the South Africa apartheid government swooped on District Six of Cape Town in 1965 forcibly removing its occupants and declaring the area a "whites-only" zone, the rich fabric of an impoverished but vibrant community was torn to shreds. Over 60 000 people were wrenched from their homes, livelihoods, community centers and societal networks. These 60,000 people were forced to relocate. This is because District Six in Cape Town, a site of diverse and vibrant subcultures, posed a threat to the apartheid government, which was intent on enforcing "separate development" for different ethnic groups.
Your donation will help our team build in the Pelikan Park community which will include a mix of ethnicities and income levels. Our team will be building a house during the week beginning February 16, 2014.
Staci Summers and Scott Lyle are the team leaders for this build. Staci and Scott have previously led Habitat for Humanity build teams to 12 different countries.
Scott led a build team to the Cape Town area in 2011 in the township of Mfuleni. After seeing the thousands and thousands of tin shacks that people were living in, he knew needed to return to South Africa in 2014 to lead another team.
Here is the Layout Plan for Pelikan Park
Thanks so much for your support!
This is the 'house' in the township of Mfuleni the Mugade family was living in prior to the arrival of Scott's 2011 build team.
Here is the plan for the Mugade house.
Here is the new Mugade house at the end of our team's build week.
Here are some HFH South Africa houses after they are painted.
Here is team leader Scott Lyle working in South Africa in 2011
Here is team leader Staci Summers leading a HFH build
You contribution will keep these South African girls smiling.
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