Building Solid Foundations in Zambia
I love the solid floor in our new home. It keeps out the damp and all the insects.Brenda Chanda, Habitat homeowner, Zambia
Brenda Chanda lives with her grandmother Christine and her siblings in the Chazanga compound in Lusaka, Zambia’s capital city.
Before partnering with Habitat for Humanity, Brenda’s family lived in a mud-brick house that caused the family many problems. This house was overcrowded, did not have locks on the doors, leaked during the rainy season and failed to keep out bugs and mosquitoes. One day, this house collapsed and the family were left without a home to call their own.
The Chanda family partnered with Habitat for Humanity after this devastation occurred.
The family now live in a decent, safe and healthy home that not only protects them from the elements, but also allows them to live a prosperous and secure life.
Brenda’s sister Beauty loves sleeping and playing in the new house, especially on the couch. She can play and study in peace.
Brenda is much happier and healthier in her new home, saying, “I love the solid floor in our new home. It keeps out the damp and all the insects.”