Gathimba Edwards Foundation house building project finishes ahead of schedule

Gathimba Edwards Foundation house building project
The Gathimba Edwards Foundation volunteers outside their completed homes. Photo: Facebook/GathimbaEdwardsFoundation

The 25 Gathimba Edwards Foundation house building volunteers, who travelled to Kenya to build new homes for families in Karatina, have completed their project ahead of schedule.

Working tirelessly under the supervision of volunteer project manager Darren Cocker, making his third trip to Kenya, two Kenyan families now have a roof over their heads and a secure home for the first time.

This year’s build comprised of two semi-detached properties creating four homes, two of which will provide separate accommodation for older boys and the whole community came to celebrate the official handing over of the newly built properties.

Prior to the trip, the 25 guests fundraised to allow the Aberdeen based charity, which is dedicated to improving the lives of hundreds of underprivileged Kenyan families, to buy an acre of land and building materials for the homes.

Following the building work in Karatina the team will visit The David Sheldrick Elephant Orphanage in Nairobi, spend a day relaxing by the hotel pool and visit Nairobi National Park.

If you would like to volunteer for the next house building project, the next one is scheduled to take place between 21 July and 2 August 2018. For more details, check out the Gathimba Edwards Foundation website.

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