There was joy when a spite of a poor woman who did not have a roof above the head was ended when a Good Samaritan h

The 38 years unemployed Elisa Mulaudzi of Tshitungulwane village outside Louis Trichardt in Limpopo was staying with her four children in a dilapidated small one-roomed mud house when a contractor discovered her and changed her life for better. A contractor, Tshipuliso Barnabas Tshisikule of Ridakule Civil Engineering and Construction only learnt about Mulaudzi 's living conditions when he was constructing toilets in the village as part of the Vhembe District's sanitation project programme.

"When I reached Mulaudzi's house I realized that I would not be doing justice to construct a toilet for the family when they did not have a descent place to stay, a house to sleep in. I was very touched by the family's poor living condition. I decided to build her a house," said Tshisikule.

He said he wanted to restore dignity of the Mulaudzi family. "It is our responsibility as contractors to reach out to the rest of the society, uplifting the lives of the poor community members," he said.

According to Tshisikule, the house costed R120 000.

Tshisikule had been allocated a contract to build 500 units of toilets in the village. He did not just build a house for the family but also fitted it with furniture.

Mulaudzi said she appreciate that at least out of thousands of people out there, there was somebody out there with a heart of gold. "I don't know how I can thank Tshisikule, the man just made my dream come true. She cried thinking that her Four month old baby girl now has a place to stay. "At times I did not know where to run to with my little girl when it rains and during strong winds," she sobbed.

She further outlined that: "This man came from far to rescue me and my family. May the heavenly God bless him."

Mulaudzi said having a place to hide her head Is a dream come true and she feels greatly honored.

The Mayor of Makhado Local Municipality Mavhungu Luruli who officially handed over the house said her municipality welcomes the partnership. She said: "Government on its own, alone cannot do it but if other stakeholders get involved and emulate what Tshisikule has done, a lot can be achieved."

She urged other business people to get involved in changing the lives of the poor for a better. She added: "This is what the ANC meant when it said together we can do more."

The Limpopo Department of Agriculture donated trees and vegetable seedlings which were planted at the back yard that surround the house during the event.

A mud one roomed house which the Mulaudzi family used before they were built a new house<br />
A new house which a contractor, Tshipuliso Barnabas Tshisikule of Ridakule Civil Engineering built for the family Makhado Municipality Mayor Mavhungu Luruli officially handing the keys for the new house to Elisa Mulaudzi while a contractor Tshipuliso Barnabas Tshisikule and other community members looks on