In October, 130 volunteers joined us to Rock the House in Yogyakarta, Indonesia. Our volunteers were of all ages, backgrounds and walks of life and were united by Habitat for Humanity’s vision of a world where everyone has a safe and decent place to live.
Habitat for Humanity South Australia recently handed over a home to a partner family just in time for Christmas.
In November, the Abbotsleigh School sent a volunteer team of 16 (2 teachers and 14 students) to Fiji. The students worked side by side Vasenai and her family to help them build a safe and decent home that can also withstand disaster.
Community goodwill has given single dad Michael McGlashan his own home for the first time since a 2010 work injury cost him almost everything. Through Habitat for Humanity, the family moved into their new home in Victoria in time for Christmas.
Myanmar (previously known as Burma) is one of the poorest countries in Asia, with around one quarter of its population estimated to be living in poverty. Housing and access to facilities such as water and sanitation, in urban areas is a growing need as more migrate to cities.
In remote Myanmar, school children can be found learning about health practices, such as washing hands and using clean bathrooms for the very first time.
Jeff De Jesus, from our International Programs team shares his experience of working on the ground in Vanuatu to build disaster resilient communities after Cyclone Pam.
Missed our photography exhibition, Home? Don’t worry. You can still discover the stories behind the photos featured in our exhibition online.
It’s the little things that make a big difference – and on World Toilet Day we are reminded of the importance and impact sanitation has on health, livelihoods and privacy and security.
If you couldn’t make it to Rock the House or just want to relive the week again, here’s a quick look at what we got up to each day.