Thuan, her brother and his four daughters live in a remote village in Vietnam, where access to improved water and sanitation facilities is a crucial need.
For Mai, life changed dramatically for the better when her new house was completed in July 2017.
In June this year, 10 volunteers from Proctor & Gamble (P&G) flew to Northern Vietnam with Habitat for Humanity to help build a home for Nguyen and his family.
For most of us when we’re feeling sick, home is like our refuge. It serves as our sanctuary where we feel safe. When we’re ill it protects us from the elements so we can recuperate.
At the age of two, Thinh developed an unknown illness that stunted the growth of the muscles and bones in her arms and legs. Her father, Giau, took Thinh from hospital to hospital in Vietnam, hoping to diagnose her condition but sadly, they were unable to find a cure for her.
There wasn’t a day that passed without Nguyen Van Phuc, 32, worrying about the security of his wife and his four children. The main supporter, Phuc relied on seasonal labour work. Their income occasionally supplemented by casual work by his wife.
Dong, 55 and her family have lived in their Quang Nam home for over 20 years. Severe weather conditions are common to Quang Nam and even though the home has been badly damaged and battered by strong winds, storms and flooding over the years, Dong is unable to afford to the repairs needed.
Miss Han, 72 has been blind and deaf since birth. She lives with her son Tu Anh, his wife and daughter in Southern Vietnam. Sadly, her husband passed away 20 years ago and her youngest son died in an accident in 2008.
Just a few years ago, life was very different for Mrs Khuong.
Team Make a Change recently returned from Vietnam. The female led team share their reflections on the journey as they neared the final build day…