UAE developer to build free houses for refugees in Kenya during Ramadhan

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UAE developer to build free houses for refugees in Kenya during Ramadhan


UNHCR representative Houssam Chahine (left); Arada representative Ahmed Alkhoshaibi (centre) and TBHF director Mariam Al Hammadi with TBHF Humanitarian Envoy HH Sheikh Sultan bin Ahmed Al Qasimi (standing) during the sugning of the partnership. PHOTO | COURTESY

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Summary

  • The programme, launched in partnership with The Big Heart Foundation (TBHF), seeks to build a home for refugee families for every house sold in Arada’s Masaar master community during the month of Ramadhan.
  • According to the company, homeowners who buy a house in Masaar community in Sharjah during the month of giving will also be allocated a home that will be built on their behalf in Kalobeyei.

United Arab Emirates-based property development company Arada has launched an initiative dubbed ‘Home for a Home’ that will see it build homes for hundreds of refugee families in the Kalobeyei settlement in Kakuma, Turkana county, during the period of Ramadhan.

The programme, launched in partnership with The Big Heart Foundation (TBHF), seeks to build a home for refugee families for every house sold in Arada’s Masaar master community during the month of Ramadhan.

The Big Heart Foundation is a UAE-based global humanitarian organisation dedicated to helping refugees and people in need worldwide.

According to the company, homeowners who buy a house in Masaar community in Sharjah during the month of giving will also be allocated a home that will be built on their behalf in Kalobeyei and will receive updates about construction progress at the Kenyan home.

Ramadhan is the ninth month of the Muslim year during which strict fasting; worship, giving, and prayer are observed.

“This initiative reflects Arada’s strongly held belief that successful private-sector companies have a duty to act in dynamic ways to solve global challenges. Our partnership…

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