Meet Fran, soon-to-be owner of Habitat for Humanity’s 60th home in Victoria. Fran is a single Mum and full time carer to her sons, 12-year-old Ibrahim, who is deaf, and 5-year-old Maurice, who is autistic. With both boys needing full time care, Fran hasn’t been able to work for many years. This has made obtaining stable housing a real challenge and the dream of owning a home almost impossible. Read this article
For 20 years, Myint has lived in Myanmar’s Dala Township. Her home is cobbled together with now torn tarpaulins, rusted corrugated iron and old bamboo – materials which unsurprisingly do not offer sufficient protection from the elements. During the wet season, Myint’s home floods, bringing water in through the roof, and floor, soaking her family and what little possessions they have. Read this article
For most of her adult life, Jacque has been a single mother to her five children and has provided care for several other children as well. Jacque lived in public housing for many years before moving into a private rental 4 years ago. Jacque worked in Aged Care until a crippling work place injury left her unable to work. Read this article
Community goodwill has given single dad Michael McGlashan his own home for the first time since a 2010 work injury cost him almost everything. Through Habitat for Humanity, the family moved into their new home in Victoria in time for Christmas.