Each day we would be met at the bottom of the bus stairs with a beaming smile from ear to ear. Peou and her daughter Mariya would be there to greet us to say ‘Choum Reap Sor’ with hands together as a sign of respect. Their arms would be outstretched to offer their help carrying […]
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Earlier this month, Habitat staff member Annie embarked on her first Global Village build as a team leader in Siem Reap, Cambodia. Over one week, her team of 31 volunteers built three homes for families in need. Annie also over fundraised and raised an amazing $4,050. Read her reflections on this unforgettable experience below and […]
Cambodia is a vibrant country with a rich and tragic history. From the ancient wonders of the Khmer Empire to the modern horrors of Pol Pot and the Khmer Rouge, there is so much to explore and learn in Cambodia. Although the scars of Cambodia’s past are still healing, the resilience and optimism of the […]
Zoe Nelson-Carey, Habitat’s National Partnership Manager travelled to Cambodia in June this year to scope out projects that are changing lives for the better and see how more corporate can support this work.
Hem Kim would worry day and night about her family’s living condition, her children’s education, and how they would pay the rent. With a new home from Habitat for Humanity, a great burden has been lifted from Hem Kim’s shoulders and she is able to focus on her family’s future.
Imagine raising a young family in a house made of nothing but palm leaves, with no clean water, sanitation or a locking door.
Chen is a 47-year-old farmer who lives in Kortrackeut village in the Angkor Chum district with his wife Som Pohn and their 15-year-old daughter who goes to the local high school. He was a solider and lost his right leg to a landmine blast in the war decades ago.
When Habitat for Humanity Australia Ambassador, Angela Catterns, first met Njor, it was in the slums of Phnom Penh in Cambodia. Njor lived with her children and elderly father in the only place she could afford: a small, poorly built shack.
Passionate and committed supporters like Lucy (18), help make our work possible. At just 15, Lucy joined us in Cambodia and got her hands dirty, working alongside a family to help build a safe and decent place to call home. What did you take away from the Cambodia build in 2019? It was a life changing experience. I met the most incredible people, worked harder than I ever have […]