By Olivia Isibor, For Agenda Watchdog, April 29, 2020
(AGENDAWATCHDOG) – As its contribution to the ongoing COVID-19 efforts, 3000 low-income earners in Abuja have received relief materials from Pan African housing development financier, Shelter Afrique through its foundation, the Shelter Afrique Foundation.
Shelter Afrique Foundation has provided relief materials to over 4000 beneficiaries across Africa; the relief package includes dry goods, detergents, and other staple foodstuffs. The foundation has also donated palliatives to more than 4000 beneficiaries in Ivory Coast and Kenya where It has regional offices.
Shelter Afrique finds ways to support member countries during crisis situation and is mainly concerned with how the crisis will impact affordable housing in member countries. The Centre of Excellence, a unit of the organisation dedicated to research and funded by the foundation has begun anticipating the many ways the COVID-19 pandemic will reshape affordable housing in Africa.
The Shelter Afrique Foundation supports Shelter Afrique’s advocacy and research work, created in 2016 the foundation had an initial endowment of USD 1.7 million dollars and receives an agreed percentage from the Company’s profits. While active in advocacy and research, this activity marks the first Corporate Social Responsibility of the organisation that targets low-income beneficiaries.