PwC India and Habitat for Humanity India give people of Manipur homes and hope

Nov 21, 2016

51 reconstructed houses and a Community Centre were handed over to the residents of Tamenglong District who were affected by the 2016 earthquake

Imphal: As part of its disaster response efforts, PwC India and its NGO Partner, Habitat for Humanity India, furnished 51 reconstructed houses and a Community Centre on 21 November 2016 for the people of Manipur’s Tamenglong District, enabling them to rebuild their lives after the devastating earthquake struck the region, beginning of this year.

Through the partnership, more than 155 beneficiaries will gain access to simple, affordable, and disaster resilient homes.

In addition to rebuilding homes with sanitation units, awareness sessions on the importance of health and hygiene were also undertaken through the Behaviour Change Communication (BCC) programme.

Post the handover ceremony, health and hygiene kits were handed over to each family.

On this occasion, Jaivir Singh, Vice Chairman, PwC India Foundation said, “It's heart warming to sponsor this intervention with Habitat for Humanity India as it helps us reach our goal of reaching out to the displaced and rebuilding lives. By providing the people of Manipur hope by means of a sturdy roof over their head, we remain committed to building a stronger future in communities affected by natural disasters.”

Rajan Samuel, Managing Director, Habitat for Humanity India said, “Earthquake-hit Manipur saw many families impacted, where basic needs of food, shelter, health and sanitation needed to be addressed urgently. We are grateful to the PwC India Foundation’s support which helped us move swiftly from recovery to the rehabilitation phase, giving those displaced a chance to rebuild their homes and lives.”

The people of Tamenglong District offered their gratitude to PwC India and Habitat for Humanity India for the endeavours taken to raise awareness for the need that still exists in the region.

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