The housing conditions for some families remain unacceptable. People living in temporary wooden structures or shacks often suffer from leaking walls and roofs, which can mean wet clothing, bedding, and disrupted sleep each time it rains. One example is the structure where Thiso (16) lives with his single Mom.
When it rains, water penetrates the walls of Thiso’s room and his bed must be moved. Daniel and Pride (visiting from Zimbabwe) and Simbulele recently volunteered to undertake the task of water proofing the exterior walls of Thiso’s room. Yesterday we embarked on this project using a house-wrap product which is waterproof and windproof.
Teamwork! The guys worked hard in the hot African sun.
Our photographer, Janet (with Pride) !
Assessing the roof…
Leak-testing the roof (we forgot to provide advance warning) !
Repairing holes in the metal roof.
The finished product being inspected by Thiso’s mother, Elizabeth, when she returned home from work.
TODAY…Pride, Daniel, and Thiso will help Simbulele windproof 2 interior walls of the wooden structure where he stays.