Whānau roll up their sleeves

In December 2020, the Trust helped a local Porirua family to renovate their home.

The work included installing a new kitchen, upgrading the bathroom, laying new floor coverings, upgrading the electrical system and providing exterior handrails.

With help from Dulux, the family repainted the interior. They were so excited to be learning new skills and look forward to the next step — repainting the exterior.

Mum, Chalajia, feels that none of this work would have been possible before the Trust stepped in.
She is amazed by the transformation and grateful for the Trust’s assistance.

In the past, her two sons would ask if they could get a new home. “There’s none of that talk these days,” she says. With the new carpet, the family have already noticed how much warmer the home feels and the feel very blessed.

Newly refurbished living room
Bathroom before
Bathroom after