BancABC last week broke ground in Tonota and Mmandunyane to begin two community development initiatives earmarked for two families.
The community projects include the construction of a three roomed house for 85-year-old Seanokeng Swaki and 18 members of her family, and the erecting of a fence and water for 71-year-old Motonki Moyo.
BancABC Managing Director Jitto Kurian said,“ By providing the basic need of shelter, we hope the Swaki & Moyo Families can look forward to the future knowing fully well that they have a safe abode.”
The Member of Parliament for Tonota, Pono Moatlhodi said: “To ensure the success of any project of this nature, there has to be collaboration between the private sector and the public office, only then will we see the rehabilitation of our societies and much needed dignity being brought about to the underprivileged.”
Seanokeng is an elderly woman who lives with her daughter Annah who has nine children and seven grandchildren.
She is guardian to 18 members of her family who are all staying in the single roomed house and are all unemployed.
The bank will not only put a roof over their heads but also connect water and erect a fence around the fence at a total cost of P92, 771.95.