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A House for Antonia

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Antonia Mtambo is this amazing lady in her late 60s, whose house is collapsing around her ;-(

She has a big problem with white ants, and they've literally eaten through her walls. Due to the extent of the damage, her home is unrepairable ;-( And every time there is a storm, there is more damage...

My mom and I want to try and help her build a new house, where she'll be safe and protected from the elements... But we can't afford it alone, and Antonia is barely surviving off of her SASSA pension. We've gotten quotes, and it's going to be at least R45 000 :-( That price includes the following (labour and materials included):

* Compacting and preparing the ground for a concrete slab (for the floor/foundation)
* Supplying and pouring the concrete slab
* Supplying and building the outer walls with window and door frames
* Supplying and fitting steel purlins for the roof, and roof sheets

If we could raise more funds, I'd love to get the interior walls built (the original quote was for exterior walls only, to keep the cost down), and look into organizing plumbing and electricity (if possible). Otherwise, I'd love to get new furniture, to replace that which has also been infested by the ants.

 Antonia is one of the kindest, most gentle souls that I have ever met. She is incredibly modest, and always worries that she isn't able to help me enough. But I honestly don't know where I'd be without her - she's become part of the family! Knowing that the home she built with her family was falling apart, broke my heart... She works so hard to support her family and I knew we had to do something to help her.


Please help us to help Antonia have a safe place to live...


Thank you!

 

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[WATCH] A Heartfelt message of thanks from Antonia

Donations

  • Dec 31, 2018 - USD $ 72.89
  • "Pleased to help Antonia" - Suseela

  • Dec 29, 2018 - USD $ 36.45
  • "Bless you" - Bruce

  • Dec 28, 2018 - USD $ 72.57
  • "May you be blessed in your new home " - Anonymous

  • Dec 23, 2018 - R 304.50
  • "Bless you" - Anonymous

  • Dec 23, 2018 - R 514.10
  • "A priviledge to help you Antonio ... much love " - Catherine

  • Dec 23, 2018 - USD $ 71.87
  • "God bless Antonia!" - Debbie Forssman

  • Dec 22, 2018 - R 102.82
  • "Merry Xmas!" - Bruce

  • Dec 20, 2018 - R 1 028.20
  • "My your dream come true. You deserve a house" - Net Iemand

  • Dec 19, 2018 - R 203.00
  • "You’re doing a great job. Keep it up" - Herman

  • Dec 19, 2018 - USD $ 34.83
  • "Gratitude to all woman in service of others. " - Anita Theart

  • Dec 19, 2018 - R 102.82
  • "All the best for your new hom Antonia!" - Desrae

  • Dec 19, 2018 - R 507.50
  • "We heard your call Antonia. All the best. Simon Chikumbu " - Simon Chikumbu

  • Dec 18, 2018 - USD $ 36.54
  • "God bless your wonderful, selfless venture. May Antonia spend many happy, safe hours in her new home. " - Anonymous

  • Dec 18, 2018 - USD $ 132.07
  • "may your new home provide with peace,shelter and many joyous moments" - Anonymous

  • Dec 18, 2018 - USD $ 39.64
  • "Wishing you a happy festive season! " - Nhlaka

  • Nov 03, 2018 - USD $ 2 941.47
  • "The world needs more random acts of kindness" - Anonymous

  • Oct 31, 2018 - R 102.82
  • "With love..." - Anonymous

  • Oct 27, 2018 - R 102.82
  • "With love" - Lorna

  • Oct 25, 2018 - R 2 010.00
  • "Hope it works out." - Anonymous

  • Oct 23, 2018 - R 514.10
  • "All the best with helping Antonia " - Bev Wright

  • Oct 23, 2018 - R 5 141.00
  • "There's very little that's worse than not having a stable roof over your head.. I only wish I could do more to help." - Anonymous

  • Oct 23, 2018 - USD $ 73.42
  • "Good luck with your project " - Leah Lindsay

  • Oct 18, 2018 - R 205.64
  • "May you have your home again." - Ellen

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Statistics

Donations to date

R 68 651.45

Fundraising target

R 70 000.00

Funds raised offline

R 7 500.00
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Antonia Mtambo is this amazing lady in her 60s, whose house is collapsing around her ;-(  My mom and I want to try and help her build a new house, where she'll be safe and protected from the elements... But we can't afford it alone, and Antonia is barely surviving off of her SASSA pension.

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