Tati Nickel Mine has pledged to build houses for two disadvantaged familes, a move which will see one of the beneficiaries, Garebihele Pataye’s days of sleeping in a leaking house coming to an end.
At a ground breaking ceremony held at the 67- year- old woman’s homestead in Matsiloje village this week, Tati Nickel Mine’s Managing director Boadan Kuzhel said the two houses which are expected to be completed by New Year, are being built from funds raised during the mine’s MD Charity walk which was held earlier this year.
“During the walk we managed to raise a total of P252 000 and it’s this money that we are using to build the two houses for the less privileged members of our community. The other house is being built for a family in Matshelagabedi”, he said.
Meanwhile Pataye could not hide her joy saying she can’t wait to sleep under the roof of her new house. She also expressed her gratitude to the mine for giving her and her family a new lease of life.
“It’s a pity that am sickly these days otherwise I would sing and dance in appreciation. I am happy that I no longer have to worry about the rain or the cold winters”, said the mother of ten