In Bangladesh’s capital Dhaka more than 20% of the population, or 3.4 million people are estimated to be living in urban slums. Chasing employment in the city and pressures on land in one of the most densely populated countries in the world, contribute to growing numbers of people moving into informal settlements as there are […]
Mithu and her son, Som both lost their homes to the devastating Nepal earthquakes in 2015. In April 25th and May 12th, 2015, devastating earthquakes with recorded magnitudes of 7.8 and 6.8, respectively, hit Nepal leaving more than 8,790 people dead and around 22,300 injured. Mithu and her husband. Mithu’s son, Som, and his family. […]
21 year old Cambodian Sophorn is the single father of Phanha, his 3-year-old daughter. After his wife passed away in 2014, they moved in with Sophorn’s parents and siblings.
Chameli’s family home was reduced to a pile of rubble after the 2015 Nepal earthquakes.
In March this year, myself (Jordan Green) and four other Arup Australasia staff members took part in a Habitat for Humanity Australia build in Nuwakot, Nepal. As an organisation, Arup has been working with Habitat for more than 12 years in Australia and abroad to build stronger communities. We found ourselves in Nepal through Arup’s […]
June 1st marks the Global Day of Parents which is a day to appreciate all parents in all parts of the world for their selfless commitment to children and their lifelong sacrifice towards nurturing this relationship. Be inspired by some of the amazing parents that we work with in the Asia Pacific.
Like so many other people around the world today, Loem lived in an unsafe and unsanitary slum … before friends like you stepped in and changed his life forever.
Where would we be without our mothers? Here are some inspiring stories of mothers that we work with across the Asia Pacific.
Habitat for Humanity staff member, Dan recently travelled to Nepal to meet some of the families we are working with. Here, he met Khatis.
Following the 2015 earthquake, Pipaltar was one of the worst-hit villages in the Kavre district – only two out of its 89 houses were left standing.