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.

International Payments: PayPal (Sofia and Brett)

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Raoul Blumberg

April 19, 2022

Amount Donated
£93.28
On the occasion of your wedding Sofia and Brett K.
LZ

Lynn Zeemont

January 21, 2022

What a wonderful way to celebrate your wedding. The best of wished from the Temple Beth El Sisterhood.

Amount Donated
$373.08
On the occasion of your wedding Sofia Z.
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Richard Aaron Rosenthal

January 15, 2022

One Soul with South Africa. Freedom

Amount Donated
$126.45
JS

Julie Sherman

January 14, 2022

Amount Donated
$36.00
On the occasion of your wedding Sofia and Brett K.
Erin Gordon

Erin Gordon

January 14, 2022

Amount Donated
$55.98
JK

Jenny Kronick

January 14, 2022

Amount Donated
$55.98
On the occasion of your wedding Jenny K.
SR

Sarah Rubin

December 30, 2021

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

Amount Donated
$37.33
On the occasion of your wedding Brett K.
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Anonymous

December 29, 2021

Amount Donated
$18.67
On the occasion of your wedding Brett Kopin & Sofia Zway.
RG

Rabbi Claire Ginsburg Goldstein

December 19, 2021

What an empowering mitzvah!

Amount Donated
$186.55
On the occasion of your wedding Marvell G.
JP

Jay Prystowsky

December 10, 2021

Amount Donated
$186.55
On the occasion of your wedding Sofia/Brett Z.
JB

Jeffrey/Cherri Brown/Hudson-Brown

December 9, 2021

Congratulations!

Amount Donated
$103.65
AR

Alyssa Rosenbaum

December 9, 2021

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

Amount Donated
$55.98
MZ

Maia Zway

February 20, 2022

Amount Donated
R931.50
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Tessa Lifschitz

January 7, 2022

Donation Sofia and Brett

Amount Donated
R1 035.00
For Sofia and Brett's Wedding Stan L.
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Emma Gottlieb

December 28, 2021

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

Amount Donated
R558.90
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Ivan Schewitz

December 17, 2021

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

Amount Donated
R1 800.00
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Anonymous

August 14, 2021

Amount Donated
R18.00
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Gina Flash

August 14, 2021

Mazaltov!

Amount Donated
R18.00
For Sofia and Brett's Wedding Sofia & Brett F.
GF

Gina Flash

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!

Amount Donated
R180.00
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jodi ramsay

August 11, 2021

Mazal Tov on your wedding

Amount Donated
R10.00
For Sofia and Brett's Wedding Jodi C.
RB

Raoul Blumberg

April 19, 2022

Amount Donated
£93.28
On the occasion of your wedding Sofia and Brett K.
LZ

Lynn Zeemont

January 21, 2022

What a wonderful way to celebrate your wedding. The best of wished from the Temple Beth El Sisterhood.

Amount Donated
$373.08
On the occasion of your wedding Sofia Z.
RR

Richard Aaron Rosenthal

January 15, 2022

One Soul with South Africa. Freedom

Amount Donated
$126.45
JS

Julie Sherman

January 14, 2022

Amount Donated
$36.00
On the occasion of your wedding Sofia and Brett K.
Erin Gordon

Erin Gordon

January 14, 2022

Amount Donated
$55.98
JK

Jenny Kronick

January 14, 2022

Amount Donated
$55.98
On the occasion of your wedding Jenny K.
SR

Sarah Rubin

December 30, 2021

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

Amount Donated
$37.33
On the occasion of your wedding Brett K.
Anonymous User

Anonymous

December 29, 2021

Amount Donated
$18.67
On the occasion of your wedding Brett Kopin & Sofia Zway.
RG

Rabbi Claire Ginsburg Goldstein

December 19, 2021

What an empowering mitzvah!

Amount Donated
$186.55
On the occasion of your wedding Marvell G.
JP

Jay Prystowsky

December 10, 2021

Amount Donated
$186.55
On the occasion of your wedding Sofia/Brett Z.
JB

Jeffrey/Cherri Brown/Hudson-Brown

December 9, 2021

Congratulations!

Amount Donated
$103.65
AR

Alyssa Rosenbaum

December 9, 2021

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

Amount Donated
$55.98