Welcome news from Lesotho: Habitat house is complete!

For those of you who read our post A dream deferred:  Political unrest delays Habitat build in Lesotho — you can imagine how excited we were to open an email from Kelle Shultz, Director of Habitat for Humanity Knoxville.  In that email were pictures forwarded from Setoko Hlabathe, the Habitat Host Coordinator in Lesotho — pictures of the now-completed house in a little village near Maseru, Lesotho.

Habitat House Lesotho

The Habitat house in Lesotho is finished! And we’re celebrating halfway around the world!

Many people in Lesotho gave it their all to complete this home, built entirely by hand of concrete block and mud.  The project began with Habitat for Humanity, but was interrupted by an attempted coup to oust the prime minister of Lesotho.

Habitat House Lesotho

The children who will live here — in their newly finished home in Lesotho.

But now, we’ve come full circle.  The house is finished.  The family has a new home. And three deserving children face blue skies and white clouds as they look to the future from their doorstep! It’s a new day!

For more about our travels in Lesotho and South Africa, check out the Page at the top of this blog.  And thanks for stopping by.

Click here for A dream deferred:  Political unrest delays Habitat build in Lesotho.

13 thoughts on “Welcome news from Lesotho: Habitat house is complete!

  1. Jill's Scene

    I’ve heard of Habitat for Humanity here inNew Zealand, Rusha. I imagine it would be very satisfying to be part of a project like this. Congratulations on your part in building this house for these three children.

    1. Oh, the Places We See

      Thanks for commenting, Jill. A friend of ours built in New Zealand just a couple of years ago. I wish we could have gone, too, because I really would love the opportunity to see the country. Habitat is in many parts of the world. It’s known as Habitat International or Habitat Global Village. It is, as you said, very rewarding to build a home for someone who truly needs one. And we’ve been lucky to have had the opportunity. Best wishes for a great week ahead!

    1. Oh, the Places We See

      It IS nice to see something come full circle. I’m also hoping that the doorstep can be finished a bit and some landscaping added. (Does that sound too much like a woman, or what?) Thanks for your comment. It’s great to know that friends all over America share in our joy.

      1. NW Frame of Mind

        I agree, a solid front step and a few plants will really add a homey touch. Maybe it’s a woman (or great minds) thing but I think they will appreciate it. 🙂

  2. Amy

    Have given the three children a safe place, a hope, and much love… Congratulations! Thank you for sharing such a moving story, Rusha!

    1. Oh, the Places We See

      You are quite welcome. It’s so nice to know that people I haven’t even met are as thrilled as we are that this family has a better place to live. We appreciate your concern for the project and for the kids.

    1. Oh, the Places We See

      Thanks so much, Curt. You are right. It is a good chance at a better life. The house seems quite sound and in a safe neighborhood — with a spectacular view. I’m so very happy for the family. Thanks for commenting.

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