Berbice single mom gets newly constructed house


Single mother Ruthel Henry is now the proud owner of a newly constructed home in the Glasgow Housing Scheme, East Bank Berbice, Region Six.

The home was constructed by Vitality Inc. through a partnership with the Berbice Cricket Board (BCB) and Rose Hall Youth and Sport Club (RHTYSC).

Ruthel Henry and her son

The 20×28 feet two bedroom flat was officially presented to Henry on Friday by Susan Rodrigues, Minister within the Ministry of Housing and Water and the Directors of Vitality Inc., Mr. Abbas Hamid, Mr. Surain Sawh, Mr. Badesh Thakur and Mahiesh Ramotar.

Minister Rodrigues commended the company for continually recognizing their social responsibilities and supporting projects that positively impact the lives of Guyanese.

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Henry is an Office Assistant and seasoned member of the BCB. She has owned the plot of land on which the home was built since 2009 but was unable to construct since. In 2018 she approached President of BCB for aid in constructing a single bedroom home, who committed to raising funds for the home.

The house

On Friday she expressed her immense gratitude for the assistance she received, as it will see her and her youngest son now living in comfort.

A cheque for the purchase of a pitch cover was also handed over to BCB Assistant Treasurer, Mr. Neil Rudder and Secretary, Ms. Angela Haniff, who were both present at the event.



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