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BEL in Partnership with Hand in Hand Ministries Belize, Contributes House to Deserving Citizen Print E-mail
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Thursday, 31 July 2014 00:00

Belize Electricity Limited (BEL) and Hand in Hand Ministries Belize (HHM), under its “Building for Change” Program, today handed over a house valued at approximately $18,000, donated by BEL, to Ms. Bernadine Lauriano. This is the second year in which BEL supported HHM’s program.

A team of 44 BEL employees, along with HHM contractors, worked July 16, 17 and 18 to construct the house which measures 16’ by 16’. BEL also contributed the free installation of a service entrance, valued at approximately $1,000, for electricity supply in the home.

Ms. Bernadine Lauriano, the recipient, resides on Aloe Vera Street in the Lake Independence area of Belize City, and was selected as a beneficiary of the program, based on HHM’s specific criteria. As part of the agreement, Ms. Lauriano was required to participate in the construction of her home, attend HHM education sessions, assist with the construction of houses for other beneficiaries, and socially integrate herself in her neighbourhood by encouraging peace and harmony.

“Our employees share a passion for giving back to the community and are therefore proud to have participated in the construction of this house for a deserving family,” said Mrs. Forman, Co-Chair of BEL’s Social Club Committee. “Furthermore, this initiative displays the commitment BEL has to fulfill its Mission statement which is …to provide reliable electricity at the lowest sustainable cost, stimulate national development and improve the quality of life in Belize.”