Late September we had the honor to witness the handing over of 16 newly constructed apartments to impoverished people in Batu/Ziway town. The project involved the demolition of old, dilapidated housing structures and their replacement with decent stone houses.
About 18 months ago, the Sher Fairtrade Premium Committee initiated the project which was funded by the purchase of Fairtrade roses. The consumers choice for Fairtrade roses enables the FPC to empower communities and to help the vulnerable to live truly decent lives. These 16 apartments will ensure a healthy living environment for elderly and disabled persons by providing them with decent housing and clean sanitary facilities that they previously lacked.
As a company we contributed to the project by making all labor available for free. So, a big thank you to the construction team and all others that did a tremendous job.
In the presence of Mayor Mr. Gezahegn and Mr. Boniface Lwanda (ECAN Flower Manager of Fairtrade Africa), the houses were handed over to the old residents. A great achievement by the Sher Fairtrade Premium Committee!