Our thoughts and prayers are with the people of Sulawesi, Indonesia who were hit by a magnitude 7.5 earthquake and subsequent tsunami on Sept 28. Waves of up to 6 metres hammered the coastline, causing massive destruction. It is now clear that Habitat’s response to the earthquake and tsunami in Indonesia will be significant. The […]
Phoun and her husband live in this unstable thatched house made from woven palm leaves which they built with their own hands.
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A Habitat for Humanity project providing clean, gender-specific toilet facilities and hygiene awareness training is transforming the lives of school girls in northern Bangladesh.
Sopheap lives with his wife, Tum, and their 3 month old daughter in Cambodia. While Tum looks after their daughter, Sopheap works as a construction worker, earning around $100 AUD a month. However, work is sporadic and his income varies month to month. “In a month, I can only work 7 to 15 days,” Sopheap […]
This post was taken from Habitat for Humanity International. There are many ways of measuring and categorizing poverty — and no simple, unified definition.
With no collateral, credit history or access to formal financial institutions, the majority of families living in poverty are “unbanked” and unlikely to qualify for traditional banking services. This means that no matter how hard they work, it is almost impossible for families in developing communities to build a brighter future.
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 […]