Lwandle Housing Project

One of our biggest schemes has been the Lwandle housing project, which was funded with the help of the National Lottery’s Community Fund. Ukuthasa built homes for 35 families ­ people who were previously living in one-room shacks made of sheet metal and whatever other scraps they could find. Ukuthasa charity founders Gary and Nicky Welsh describe how the project came about: ‘This is a concrete example ­ in every sense ­ of how planning and hard work can result in something that changes people's lives for ever. We quickly learnt that consultation with the community was going to be our route to supporting and completing projects successfully and, after a series of meetings with the local community, the street committee and the locally elected councillors, we put together a scheme for low-cost housing. Our application to the UK Community Fund (formerly the National Lottery Charities Board) for overseas funding was successful and so began the development of Fatyela Square, comprising 35 houses and an amenity area intended for the exclusive use of those who live in the houses. The project is now complete and the families are living in their new homes.

Success Stories

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Supporting Lwandle

Ukuthasa supports the Lwandle community in Cape Town, South Africa. Emyezweni School provides vital foundation stage education to the Lwandle community and you can help through the Child Sponsorship Programme.

How you can help

If you would like to make a difference in the lives of the people we support, contact us. Now matter how small the amount, every donation makes a positive impact.  

Lwandle Housing Project

One of our biggest schemes has been the Lwandle housing project, which was funded with the help of the National Lottery’s Community Fund. Ukuthasa built homes for 35 families ­ people who were previously living in one-room shacks made of sheet metal and whatever other scraps they could find. Ukuthasa charity founders Gary and Nicky Welsh describe how the project came about: ‘This is a concrete example ­ in every sense ­ of how planning and hard work can result in something that changes people's lives for ever. We quickly learnt that consultation with the community was going to be our route to supporting and completing projects successfully and, after a series of meetings with the local community, the street committee and the locally elected councillors, we put together a scheme for low-cost housing. Our application to the UK Community Fund (formerly the National Lottery Charities Board) for overseas funding was successful and so began the development of Fatyela Square, comprising 35 houses and an amenity area intended for the exclusive use of those who live in the houses. The project is now complete and the families are living in their new homes.

Success Stories

©  Ukuthasa 2007 | Charity Registration Number: 1055539  

Supporting Lwandle

Ukuthasa supports the Lwandle community in Cape Town, South Africa. Emyezweni School provides vital foundation stage education to the Lwandle community and you can help through the Child Sponsorship Programme.

How you can help

If you would like to make a difference in the lives of the people we support, contact us. Now matter how small the amount, every donation makes a positive impact.  
ukuthasa Encouraging local communities in Africa