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Corporate Hands | Food For the Poor and NCB Foundation donate house to family of six

Published:Thursday | July 13, 2017 | 7:00 AM
Darcia Palache (in pink) shows off the keys to her new home as she poses with representatives of NCB Fouindation and Food For the Poor in front her home built by the team. This year, the N.C.B. Foundation has donated over $2 million towards this initiative.

Darcia Palache and her five boys now have a permanent roof over their heads, thanks to the assistance from Food For the Poor Jamaica (FFP) and the NCB Foundation (NCBF). The dwelling is one of 100 that FFP aims to construct from proceeds of its 2017 5K event, and the first of four donated by NCBF.

Located in Denbigh, Clarendon, the family of six recently received a brand new, fully furnished two-bedroom house outfitted with a solar system, water tank, indoor kitchen and a bathroom with proper sewer system. Prior to this, she was allowed to sleep at a neighbour's house at nights, but had no access to the premises when the owner is not home.

Palache, along with her children, moved into their home in June 29.