Urmila’s husband suddenly disappeared one day in 2003. The Maoist war was still raging in the country and disappearances were quite common during those days. Some people told her that he got killed, but Urmila has neither heard from her husband nor seen his dead body in the decade and a half since he went […]
Thu’s house is nestled alongside a small road. At first impression, her home looks like a temporary hut where she has been sheltering her family for five years. 5 years ago after suffering from violence caused by her alcohol-addicted husband, she took her little girls to escape and started a new life with Sang (13 […]
Jema, Romel & Isla, are our 65th Partner family to join the Habitat for Humanity Victoria community. With nine month old Isla, they will be making the move to Yea, and calling Lot 16 Prospect Rise their home. Currently, they are living in a high-rise housing commission unit in Fitzroy. The living conditions are stressful […]
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.