Vedesh and Shamatee came to Habitat through a special partnership with Methanex. Families are chosen from Methanex’s Mentorship Programme, in which selected secondary school children are paired with a Methanex mentor, and one family in dire need of housing becomes a Methanex’s homeowner family.
Vedesh and Shamatee’s older daughter is an exceptional secondary school student; she is the top student in her class! When Habitat met the family, they lived in a two-bedroom dilapidated termite-ridden board structure, with a leaking roof. Vedesh had been able to finish a foundation for a new three-bedroom house, but the money ran out before he could complete the entire structure. With seed money from the company and technical assistance from Habitat, the family received the needed construction materials, and they have completed their new home.