Sarwadi and his wife Nita have always dreamt of having a house that their daughter Icha could call home. But when their income allows them to save only a few dollars a week for their daughter’s education, they never thought it would be a reality.
Mr. and Mrs. Dirjo lived in fear of wild weather for years and in 2016 their fears were validated when their home was destroyed by an earthquake.
Pawiro was one of our first Rock the House homeowners in 2016. Last month, we were lucky enough to revisit her in her Habitat home.
Congratulations and welcome home to our Rock the House 2018 teams! This year we had two teams, with a team in both Cambodia and Indonesia who each built four homes for local families. It was fantastic to see our corporate partners Boral, Arup and Southern Cross Austereo on the teams. The teams’ hard work and […]
Phoun and her husband live in this unstable thatched house made from woven palm leaves which they built with their own hands.
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 […]
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.
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.