A Mauritian couple will have a new bathroom and have part of their house rebuilt thanks to The Fine & Country Foundation, which has given £2,921 to Caritas Ile Maurice, which supports the homeless and poverty-stricken in Mauritius.
The resident, Sharon Milate, is 38 and lives Cite La Cure, in the Port Louis district, with her husband Mackenzie, who used to work as a mason, but can no longer do so following an accident.
Their house has fallen apart, the timber poles which support the iron sheeting on the roof are ridden with rust and holes. There is no electricity or running water in the house. Each time the rain pours, she has to seek refuge in a Government Centre because the water rotted the floor, making the house unsafe.
Olivia Bathfield from Fine & Country Mauritius said, “‘I am so proud to be part of the Fine & Country family and the opportunity to work with The Fine & Country Foundation.
We will help change a couple’s life – a powerful notion. I couldn’t imagine how poor this couple was until I visited them at Cité La Cure.”