Izingolweni family finally get a ‘home’

2016-02-11 06:00
PHOTO: supplied SBV members at the handover of the house and donations to the Izingolweni family.

PHOTO: supplied SBV members at the handover of the house and donations to the Izingolweni family.

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ENDURING winter in a leaking one-room hut is a thing of the past for the Izingolweni family of six, thanks to SBV Cash in Transit Security staff, businesses and the public.

Patsy Chetty of SBV said when their team decided to help the family they realised their dream of building them a house was possible.

However, their needs went beyond the building, they also needed food, clothing and furniture.

“The old hut was small and dark and we could not believe this family of six slept there. One can only imagine how the children did their school work,” said Chetty.

SBV officially handed over the donations to the family and at the event was the Izingol- weni chief who conveyed the gratitude of the family to those who made this possible.

Pillay said they helped settle the family in, which gave them a feeling of relief, knowing that any inclement weather wouldn’t affect them.

“We are now relieved the family has food to last them a month or so, however, they are still in need of basic furniture - wardrobes, beds and mattresses and a table and chairs.

“Since the handover people have called us asking how they can help.

“The children now have uniforms and shoes and others have pledged to assist,” she said.

Chetty extended a very big thank you to the people who made all of this possible.

“We would like to thank everyone­ for the support - Sonya and her family from Protea Park, Pep stores in Southcoast Mall, Georgie of Thekwini­ Stores, Carly Kirby of Tyson Properties and a host of people who did not want to be named.

“It took a few people many hours of hard work, often working into the night. Some staff and helpers even put in a few hours before going to work in the morning.

“A special thank you to Msiya­ [SBV CIT], the man with a big heart who made it all possible.

“Thank you Msiya for allowing the staff of SBV and the community to be a part of your dream.

“Your dream was for this family to be warm this winter.

“Sir, we salute.”

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