“I can now sleep at night without worrying about the house and the future”

Robert and his son Ashton have been living with the problems caused by sub-standard plumbing for several years, having to boil hot water to use for washing and doing clothes washing by hand. Life has been difficult for them following the death of Robert’s wife from cancer a few days short of Ashton’s fifth birthday. Robert has also recently undergone cancer treatment and is still dealing with the effects of chemotherapy.

Several local contractors came on board and provided their services at a reduced or cost price. Robert will repay the cost of the project to Habitat at an affordable level so that the funds can be used to help other families. To help with repayments, a downstairs space has been spruced up ready to rent out. Finally, the inside of the house will receive a make-over with donated paint a team of 8 willing volunteers. Robert is overwhelmed with what has been done and says he feels like a different man who can now sleep at night without worrying about the house and their future.