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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Raoul Blumberg

Amount Donated
£93
On the occasion of your wedding Sofia and Brett K.
LZ

Lynn Zeemont

Amount Donated
$373
On the occasion of your wedding Sofia Z.
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Richard Aaron Rosenthal

Amount Donated
$126
JS

Julie Sherman

Amount Donated
$36
On the occasion of your wedding Sofia and Brett K.

Erin Gordon

Amount Donated
$55
JK

Jenny Kronick

Amount Donated
$55
On the occasion of your wedding Jenny K.
SR

Sarah Rubin

Amount Donated
$37
On the occasion of your wedding Brett K.
Anonymous User

Anonymous

Amount Donated
$18
On the occasion of your wedding Brett Kopin & Sofia Zway.
RG

Rabbi Claire Ginsburg Goldstein

Amount Donated
$186
On the occasion of your wedding Marvell G.
JP

Jay Prystowsky

Amount Donated
$186
On the occasion of your wedding Sofia/Brett Z.
JB

Jeffrey/Cherri Brown/Hudson-Brown

Amount Donated
$103
AR

Alyssa Rosenbaum

Amount Donated
$55
MZ

Maia Zway

Amount Donated
R931
TL

Tessa Lifschitz

Amount Donated
R1 035
For Sofia and Brett's Wedding Stan L.
EG

Emma Gottlieb

Amount Donated
R558
IS

Ivan Schewitz

Amount Donated
R1 800
Anonymous User

Anonymous

Amount Donated
R18
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Gina Flash

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

Gina Flash

Amount Donated
R180
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jodi ramsay

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

Raoul Blumberg

Amount Donated
£93
On the occasion of your wedding Sofia and Brett K.
LZ

Lynn Zeemont

Amount Donated
$373
On the occasion of your wedding Sofia Z.
RR

Richard Aaron Rosenthal

Amount Donated
$126
JS

Julie Sherman

Amount Donated
$36
On the occasion of your wedding Sofia and Brett K.

Erin Gordon

Amount Donated
$55
JK

Jenny Kronick

Amount Donated
$55
On the occasion of your wedding Jenny K.
SR

Sarah Rubin

Amount Donated
$37
On the occasion of your wedding Brett K.
Anonymous User

Anonymous

Amount Donated
$18
On the occasion of your wedding Brett Kopin & Sofia Zway.
RG

Rabbi Claire Ginsburg Goldstein

Amount Donated
$186
On the occasion of your wedding Marvell G.
JP

Jay Prystowsky

Amount Donated
$186
On the occasion of your wedding Sofia/Brett Z.
JB

Jeffrey/Cherri Brown/Hudson-Brown

Amount Donated
$103
AR

Alyssa Rosenbaum

Amount Donated
$55