Mehkar Housing Project
The Mehkar Housing Project in India is, after a few hiccups, progressing smoothly. Following the initial stages of the project in late 2012, when the WMO gave the go ahead for two housing projects up to the value of US$200,000 to commence in the state of Maharashtra, India, following an anonymous Zakath donation from South Africa, construction in Mehkar began, with a sum of INR 3million currently being spent on construction.
Twenty housing units of 428 sq. feet each, consisting of one bedroom, hall, kitchen and bathroom along with balcony are to be built in the initial phase.
The housing is urgently required by the targeted recipients, who are in a state of utter poverty and live in near impossible conditions. Among the intended recipients of the housing units are widows, the elderly with no means of income, families with young children and others who are living in abject poverty.
Following a visit to the site by members of the WMO Central Committee, the WMO has pledged to make available the balance funds necessary amounting to US$ 80,000 to enable the project’s completion by December 2013.