Non-profit company helping unemployed

People Help People (PHP) Job Creation worker Monrey Erasmus, from Eastridge, paints the outside of a house in Eastridge.

A Mitchell’s Plain non-profit company wants to help unemployed artisans find work to put food on their tables this festive season.

People Help People (PHP) Job Creation, based in Beacon Valley, started about two weeks ago with painting and rubble-removal jobs in Beacon Valley, Eastridge and Strandfontein.

Colin Lewis, one of the directors, has about 25 years of experience in the construction industry and says every cent they make is invested in the community.

“We pay the members their wage, cover the costs and if there is any profit made, then it is used in education and skills upliftment training.”

Mr Lewis appealed to the community to call on them for a quote for bricklaying, cleaning, plastering, painting and removing rubble.

“The soup kitchen queues are getting longer, and we need our people to be self-sufficient. We raise funds for the community. We work for the community. One hundred percent of the profits are used to benefit the people.”

Mr Lewis said that having owned a private company, he now wanted to help the poor.

PHP also hoped to raise funds to give food hampers to the needy, he said.

He encouraged job seekers to register their names and details with the City of Cape Town database and their database for future projects including the MyCiTi Mitchell’s Plain project, the new police station in Tafelsig, and the college in Strandfontein.

They work in Mitchell’s Plain and surrounding areas, they have vehicles and can supply sand and concrete stone.

Contact Mr Lewis at 071 957 5670 or