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Food For The Poor builds houses for 40 families

Published:Sunday | May 14, 2017 | 5:10 PM

Forty poor families are to receive two-bedroom homes by the end of the year.

The homes are to be constructed and handed over by Food for the Poor.

The funds to undertake the construction were raised from the organisation's 5K Run/Walk held yesterday from Emancipation Park in New Kingston.

Chairman of Food for the Poor, Andrew Mahfood, says 100 houses are to be built and 40 have so far been committed.

About $46.5 million was raised from Food for the Poor's first 5K Run/Walk in 2015 and $53 million in 2016. More than 100 houses were built from those funds.