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LafargeHolcim targets 25 million affordable housing beneficiaries
  • Post by Admin on sunday, March 05, 2015

Lafarge Africa Plc says its parent company, LafargeHolcim, is targeting to make 25 million people beneficiaries of its affordable homeownership scheme globally by 2020, with Nigeria representing a significant figure.

The firm said it inaugurated its affordable housing scheme, known as Lafarge Easy Home, three years ago and so far, 30,000 people had been impacted. According to Lafarge Africa's Affordable Housing Manager, Mr. Aurelien Boyer, the scheme is open to everyone who wishes to build a house, adding that "there are no conditions, beneficiaries are, however, expected to use Lafarge cement and blocks, because we are confident in their suitability."

He said that under the scheme, beneficiaries would be provided with free designs and construction estimates through an application created for the purpose, technical advisors on site and financial assistance through partnering microfinance banks.

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