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Irish women outnumber men on African charity project

This year’s Building Blitz by the Niall Mellon Township Trust (NMTT) to build homes in South Africa will see far more Irish women than men volunteer their help.

Women will outnumber men by three to two in the charity effort, which aims to build 75 new homes for some of the country’s poorest residents.

More than 500 Irish volunteers will construct houses in Mbekweni, a township near Cape Town.

Following last year’s project, founder of the NMTT, Niall Mellon, said volunteers enjoyed a week that "changed their own lives and the lives of all those whom they have housed, met, sang and wept with in South Africa".

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