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Update: Sher FPC Community Housing project

7 February 2022 Mariska Braam

The Sher Fairtrade Premium Committee is an independent workers initiative that allocates a share of their budget to support community projects. In 2021 the committee decided they wanted to help to improve the housing situation for some of the impoverished community members in Ziway. In close collaboration with the town administration, families in need have been selected to benefit from the project where 16 new apartments will be built. Sher FPC will pay for all materials and Sher Ethiopia has agreed to donate in the form of labour by the construction team.

Recently the foundations have been finished, and we have now started erecting the walls. We hope to finish the project by April says Andualem Abera (Construction Supervisor and General Assembly Chair Person).