Fire in Masiphumelele

Shortly before Christmas, a major fire raged in the township. Over 1000 shacks burned and about 6000 people lost their homes. We were able to provide fast help through our association and thanks to many donations we were able to support the supply of the affected people with food and hygiene packages. We replaced many mattresses, blankets, pillows, towels, crockery, cutlery and necessary household supplies.

The City of Cape Town is putting up prefabricated shacks made of corrugated iron. We will use part of the donations to insulate the shacks and make them habitable.

We have already provided the first families who have already moved into their new shacks with gas stoves, chests of drawers and household items. We want to continue to support the other families. The distribution of aid and hygiene packages will also be maintained.

Status: January 2021