Tuesday September 25, 2012, marked another important milestone for the families of Maai Mahiu Internally Displaced camp as Dow Chemical and Habitat for Humanity Kenya officially handed over keys to 25 families’, beneficiaries of Dow Chemical’s donation.
Dow Chemical Kenya Country Leader, Ahmed Dualeh and his commercial team as well as the Habitat for Humanity Kenya team graced the occasion. During the ceremony, Mr. Dualeh noted that the handing over of the 25 houses was the beginning of a long term relationship between Dow Chemical and Habitat for Humanity Kenya. “I am happy to see, what we started some few months ago, has finally yielded fruits. The strong walls and floors of these houses symbolize our great commitment towards HFH Kenya of enabling many families have access to decent shelter”, said Mr. Dualeh.
On his part, HFH Kenya National Director, Robert Karanja thanked the Dow Chemical team for taking part in this great initiative. He commended the Dow team and all organizations that did respond to the plight of the 335 families and urged them to join hands with Habitat in its efforts of eradicating poverty housing in the country.
As the event came to a close, the Dow Chemical Country Leader together with the local community planted a tree as a symbol of the new partnership between Dow and Habitat for Humanity Kenya. The community thanked the two organizations and all well wishers for helping them rebuild and restore their lives.
In recent years, both Dow Chemical and Habitat for Humanity have established a global partnership that has enabled both organizations to address housing issues around the world.
Thank you Dow Chemical for your kind donation and look forward to a continued partnership in years to come!