Buy a Brick, Build a Home - The Mtshalis Family
Organized by: Wandile Mthiyane
I AM BECAUSE YOU ARE, YOU ARE BECAUSE HE IS.
May 05, 2017
The Mtshalis are a resilient family who lost their home to a storm and were forced to live apart from each other as a result. The family currently lives in a cramped and unsafe shelter at the heart of Umbumbulu, Durban, South Africa.
The family desires to have a safe and happy home for both them and their son. They also hope to give back to their community and create a sustainable living situation by running a daycare from their house.
Andrews University’s Masters Architecture class & Ubuntu Design Group are already working on turning the Mtashalis family’s dream into a reality. These students and young "World Merit 360" UN SDG 11 world changes have already designed a home with the family that will meet their needs and cater to their disabilities, and have raised half of the funds necessary to build it.
Now we invite you to partner with us to make a difference in our global community.
In particular, we are needing concrete blocks, cement, roof materials, and labor. This is where the majority of donations will go.
We believe in using architecture to bring about change. If apartheid architecture could segregate and oppress, community-based design can liberate and enable opportunity, growth and commerce. We see architecture as just a frame; people are the big picture.
This is a second fundraiser for the same project. The first one was done through generousity.com and raised $550. You can find out more on this link: https://www.generosity.com/community-fundraising/ubuntu-design-group-half-house-project
We have also been blessed to raise the first half of our funding ($10k) from Andrews University. The total cost to build this home is $20, 000 and we are raising the last half, YAY!!
People can also donate to this cause through the Andrews University website. This will be a fee-free method of donating. Here's how you can do that: Go to this link and click on the arrow with "Fund for Andrews" and you will see Architecture Ubumbulu right at the top! https://vault.andrews.edu/vault/app/pages/advancement/login/development
It's that easy!
The total of all our combined fundraising efforts is currently $11,347.
These tiers enable our donors to have a better idea of what specific contributions would go towards.
$10 - Buy a Brick
$25 - Window sills
$50 - Sand
$100 - Window
$500 - Cement
$1000 - Wall
“Don’t forget to do good and share with those in need. These are the sacrifices that please God.” Hebrews 13:16
“We are many parts of one body, and we all belong to each other.” Romans 12:5
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