A FAMILY of 14 in Ixopo on Monday received the donation of a four- room house, built by a construction company and a local hardware store. Construction company KZN Construction and the Tri Circle store donated building materials to help the family to get shelter. The family was identified as “needy” by locals, who took the initiative and approached businesses for assistance. The Gift of the Givers Foundation also donated groceries to the family and other members of the Carisbrooke community. Members of the foundation pledged to supply school uniforms to Carisbrooke Full Service School next week. Ubuhlebezwe Local Municipal deputy mayor Elizabeth Ngubo was grateful for the support given by the private sector, saying: “This is truly a great achievement during the centenary birthday of Former President Nelson Mandela and Mama Albertina Sisulu, who both believed that actions of ordinary South Africans can create great change, when we see government working with private companies to the betterment of the lives of South African citizens.”Ubuhlebezwe Municipal manager Gamakhulu Sineke, Ward 2 Councillor Mondli Nkontwana, and Khulekani Mayeza from the Department of Education witnessed the handover of the house to the family. One of the family members, Mandlakayise Ndlangisa, who is wheelchair-bound, received the keys for the new house. He thanked God for sending good Samaritans in aid of their situation. The family had previously been living in an unstable mud house.