Samoa Housing Corp. awarded

By Deidre Tautua-Fanene ,

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CONGRATULATIONS: C.E.O Samoa Housing Corporation, Mata’utia Rula Levi, Minister Lautafi Purcell and Chairman of the Samoa Housing Corporation Board, Tuilaepa Eti Faaolotoi.

CONGRATULATIONS: C.E.O Samoa Housing Corporation, Mata’utia Rula Levi, Minister Lautafi Purcell and Chairman of the Samoa Housing Corporation Board, Tuilaepa Eti Faaolotoi. (Photo: Deidre Tautua – Fanene)

The Samoa Housing Corporation (S.H.C.) is celebrating sweet success.

The Corporation has been awarded a Merit Award by the Association of Development Financing Institution in Asia and the Pacific (A.D.F.I.A.P.) during their 40th Annual Meeting held in China.

The award recognises consistent exercise of corporate social responsibility, in relation to the Corporation’s “HAS Build Project II.” The organisation has used the project to improve many lives of many people in Samoa.

Chief Executive Officer of S.H.C., Mata’utia Rula Levi, said the award also recognised their work in partnership with Habitat New Zealand and A.D.R.A. Samoa to build resilient homes for people who are in need.

“The project aims to provide better, stronger homes, which are better able to withstand natural disasters,” she said.

“The Habitat Build Project is a venture between the Samoa Housing Corporation, Adventist Development and Relief Agency (A.D.R.A.) and Habitat for Humanity, New Zealand."

“So the A.D.R.A. Samoa and Habitat New Zealand will provide the labor while we provide the money to do build the project, so we are the ones who are at risk but we don’t look at it that way but instead we want to help our people who are in need."

“In the past few years, there have been local and overseas awards for leadership and the achievements in the Corporation as well as recognition of their strong role in assisting their clients into affordable housing.”

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