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 […]
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 […]
Habitat for Humanity Australia has entered into an exciting new sponsorship agreement with ANSA Homes to help families in need across the Asia Pacific. For every home ANSA builds, they are donating funds to Habitat for Humanity Australia, to build a home for a family in Vietnam, Cambodia, and Bangladesh. ANSA, which builds throughout South […]