The government of St.Vincent and the Grenadines continues to ensure that those persons in our society who are poor and disadvantaged are provided with the necessary tools to live quality Lives.
Nickerla Lewis of Langley Park Georgetown is one such person who has had her quality of life improved when she recently received the keys to a brand new two bedroom dwelling house from the Minister of Housing, Informal Human Settlements, Lands and Surveys and Physical Planning the Hon. Montgomery Daniel and members of his ministry.
Before receiving the new house, Lewis lived in an old dilapidated wooden house with her seven children and fiancé. The fiancé had purchased lands across the street to build a better dwelling house but passed away before realizing this dream. One year after he passed, Nickerla suffered two strokes in the space of a year and became wheelchair bound, having to rely on a home help provider to assist her daily.
Minister Daniel said her case was referred to the Ministry and after doing the necessary checks and assessments she was approved to receive housing assistance under the lives to live program.
The handing over took place in Langley Park on Tuesday November 5th 2019.
Minister Daniel told the API that since 2013 government has taken the task of going throughout SVG seeking out and assisting persons with disabilities and the elderly who cannot assist themselves calling the initiative ‘Lives to Live.’ The Housing Minister said that this year, they intend to do approximately twenty-two of these houses and that most of them are in the process of being completed.