This is what Christina said,
“It came to me as a surprise when I got the news that Habitat will be building a house for me. My life has been so miserable for so long because of the house I was living in. The house was a source of airborne disease, and malaria. My children and I have suffered a lot with malaria; the mosquitoes could enter the house, since we are near the river where mosquitoes breed. As that was not enough, fever and coughs were the song every day due to dust that could enter freely in the house; the house was also too small to accommodate all of us. At one point in time diarrhea almost killed us due to lack of sanitary materials like a toilet. We used to use our neighbour’s toilet which is in poor condition as well.
I thank Habitat for Humanity and Friends from Canada for the rare gift of a house. The house has iron sheets on top and the floor is cemented. The house has windows with clear glasses. This is a dream come true.
My children are now going to school every day, no cases of cough or malaria. Their books are now cared for unlike in the past when all the books could get wet by the rain since the house leaks a lot.
Many thanks to Canada and Habitat for the greatest gift ever, may God bless you”.
“Friends from Canada through the Habitat for Humanity have made a difference in my life. We now have a new song, the misery and nightmares have gone”, Says Mabvuto.
Her house is now complete and they have occupied it. The very little money they used to buy grass and plastic sheets to roof their house is now used to buy basic needs for the house hold. “The house we used to live in was hell on earth. The roof was so bad that rain water came in easily and made us stay standing during the night. We spent sleepless nights with the children and it was painful for me as a parent” bemoaned Mabvuto.
The children are no longer facing challenges going to school; they are now proudly going to school.
“My children are living a healthy life, no one has suffered from malaria and coughs and colds. We have beautiful mosquito nets from Habitat. I believe my children’s’ education will progress since they have a good house to study in. We now have an improved house with a nice toilet, as in the past we used to have no toilet at all”, explained Mabvuto with full of smiles.
Some months ago good friends from Canada through the Habitat for Humanity Canada touched another vulnerable life through the construction of a decent and adequate house. Estere lost her husband some years ago and was taking care of her children single handedly. The house they were living in was nothing but a death trap; they had no toilet and diarrhea and malaria attacked them more often. The village leader and the community based organization tried with many attempts to assist this family but to no avail. Habitat Malawi through well-wishers in Canada came to their rescue. Everyone in the village was happy to see Estere and her children who had nowhere to call a home being assisted with a decent house.
All the pain and suffering in a dark and dilapidated house for years have been forgotten. “We will no longer face challenges as we used to in that poor house, we shall happily go to school,” says Hawa, her child. “The house is everything we ever dreamt of, cement floor, glass windows and a door we can lock at night. We will sleep in peace and we owe it all to Habitat for Humanity and friends from Canada. We pray for you every day and we will never forget the kind of love you have showed us” concluded Estere.
“We have been living in a small poor conditioned house for decades; rushes could be noticed on our bodies due to insect bites including mosquitoes. The quality of our health has been compromised for such a long time. My children left so many grandchildren when they passed away. I have the responsibility of taking care of all of them. Even though my house was a nightmare, I had a huge responsibility of feeding the children. I never for a single day thought of us living in a beautiful house. Many thanks to my friends from Canada for giving us hope in life. Now we can all see the future.”
“The new house of ours is now complete. We live happily and safe. Our house is made of iron sheets, cemented floor, good windows, and enough ventilators. We will never go out at night running away from a leaking house as we used to do during the rainy season. My children will be going to school every week, their books will be safe from being wet. Coughs and malaria will disappear. May God bless you my beloved Canada for this gift and I wish one day I could see you to say thanks in person”.
Here is Siyeta’s words of appreciation:
“My life has been so miserable for so long time because of the house I was living in. The house was a death trap, causing disease, and malaria. My children and I have suffered a lot with malaria; my children’s education was always disturbed due to this frequent malaria attacks. As that was not enough, fever and coughs were a song of the day due to dust that could enter freely in the house. I can now open my windows in the morning and let fresh air coming in, I can now mop my house for good hygiene, our beddings are dry and clean now. The list of all good things from the new house is so long. I can only say to God be the glory.
The house is finally completed, my children are going to school every day; no cases of cough and malaria. Their books will be cared for unlike in the past when all the books could wet by the rains since the house leaked very much.
Many thanks to fundraisers in Canada and Habitat family for the greatest gift ever, may God bless you.”
“I am thanking Habitat and Friends from Canada for building a house for me. When Habitat representatives visited me, they found me here where I used to live in a house that collapsed. I faced a lot of problems in the old home, and Habitat came and built me a better one. I no longer have shelter problems and am thanking Habitat and Friends from Canada for giving me a home. My children had to seek shelter elsewhere, but we are living happily together as a family. “