The Housing Problem in South Africa

One in five people living in South Africa’s cities live in a ‘shack’. An informal house, meant to be a temporary solution whilst waiting for the government to provide a formal house. Unfortunately, the vast majority of people have been waiting for decades. This means that millions of people don’t have a secure roof over their head or a safe structure to protect their families from the elements and from crime. The negative physical and emotional effects are profound, but together, we can help change that.

The Solution: Project Bayit

Project Bayit helps people with means, to fund or co-finance an upgraded home for those that are under-resourced. The project is a collaboration between 2 social change organisations, Mensch and Ikhayalami, with the support of Schusterman Family Philanthropies.

Who’s Involved?

Mensch is a South African Jewish NGO that empowers the Jewish community to co-create positive change for all in South Africa. Mensch has forged a network of Jewish social entrepreneurs and works with these individuals and organisations to provide practical ways for people to ‘give back’ and improve the lives of those we live amongst.

Ikhayalami is a Mensch Network Member, a non-profit company that has developed affordable technical solutions to upgrade informal housing in South Africa’s townships. The homes they build are safe, strong, and resistant to fire, flooding, and break-ins which are sadly a common occurrence.

How your donation will help

To date Project Bayit has upgraded over 80 homes in Cape Town, vastly improving the lives of more than 250 people. Your donation in honour of Sofia and Brett’s wedding will ensure that we can continue help to provide safe, warm and dignified homes to those who need them most.

For more information about Project Bayit go to: www.mensch.org.za/projectbayit

IF YOU ARE IN SOUTH AFRICA, PLEASE ONLY USE THE SOUTH AFRICAN PAYMENT OPTION. IF YOU ARE ELSEWHERE, PLEASE USE THE INTERNATIONAL PAYMENT OPTION.

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Richard Aaron Rosenthal

$126.45 January 15, 2022

One Soul with South Africa. Freedom

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Julie Sherman

$36.00 January 14, 2022
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Erin Gordon

$55.98 January 14, 2022
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Jenny Kronick

$55.98 January 14, 2022
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Sarah Rubin

$37.33 December 30, 2021

Mazel Tov Brett & Sofia! Sending so much love on your special day, can't wait to celebrate with you soon!

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$186.55 December 19, 2021

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$186.55 December 10, 2021
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$103.65 December 9, 2021

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Alyssa Rosenbaum

$55.98 December 9, 2021

Mazel tov, and thanks for bringing such a worthwhile cause to everyone's attention!

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Zoe Jacobs

$36.00 December 8, 2021

Mazal tov on this exciting time! Wishing you both only good things - and always the opportunity to support others!

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Rachel Rothstein

$37.33 December 7, 2021

Mazal tov you two beloveds!

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Tessa Lifschitz

R1 035.00 January 7, 2022

Donation Sofia and Brett

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Emma Gottlieb

R558.90 December 28, 2021

Mazel Tov! Can’t wait to celebrate together!!

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Ivan Schewitz

R1 800.00 December 17, 2021

Dear Sofia and Brett wishing a big Mazeltov. May your life together be filled with much joy nachas and simchas.

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R18.00 August 14, 2021

Mazaltov!

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Gina Flash

R180.00 August 14, 2021

Thank you for choosing to support Project Bayit as part of your Simcha! Can't wait to celebrate with you both in December!

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jodi ramsay

R10.00 August 11, 2021

Mazal Tov on your wedding

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Richard Aaron Rosenthal

$126.45 January 15, 2022

One Soul with South Africa. Freedom

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Julie Sherman

$36.00 January 14, 2022
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Erin Gordon

$55.98 January 14, 2022
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Jenny Kronick

$55.98 January 14, 2022
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Sarah Rubin

$37.33 December 30, 2021

Mazel Tov Brett & Sofia! Sending so much love on your special day, can't wait to celebrate with you soon!

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$18.67 December 29, 2021
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Rabbi Claire Ginsburg Goldstein

$186.55 December 19, 2021

What an empowering mitzvah!

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Jay Prystowsky

$186.55 December 10, 2021
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Jeffrey/Cherri Brown/Hudson-Brown

$103.65 December 9, 2021

Congratulations!

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Alyssa Rosenbaum

$55.98 December 9, 2021

Mazel tov, and thanks for bringing such a worthwhile cause to everyone's attention!

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Zoe Jacobs

$36.00 December 8, 2021

Mazal tov on this exciting time! Wishing you both only good things - and always the opportunity to support others!

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Rachel Rothstein

$37.33 December 7, 2021

Mazal tov you two beloveds!