The greatest concern for mother of four, Daw Than, is that her children are healthy and safe.
Daw, a housewife and her husband U San, a casual labourer live in Phar Pain, Mon State with their three children. U San works in an orchard garden and earns 2500-3000 Kyats each day and Daw takes care of the children and household.
Habitat for Humanity will be working with six villages in Myanmar: Kyauk Yae Twin in Kyaikhto Township, Phar Pain, Ma Cha and Win Phone villages in Thaton Township and Mar Lar Poo and Thet Kel Kyin villages in Bilin Township. In a recent exploratory trip, villagers shared stories of the conditions in Mon State.
A holistic approach to housing, including safe and reliable access to water and sanitation, is critical to addressing the many challenges faced by the families and communities we work alongside. With many of our usual activities affected by the spread of COVID-19 last year, the communities we serve found ways to adapt, and we have been inspired […]
San San is a 55 year old widow living in a basic shack with her 11 year old son in Dala, Myanmar. San San’s home was destroyed by Cyclone Nargis in 2008. Her only source of income is doing odd jobs around the community and she only earns about 3,500 Myanmar Kyat (AUD$3.50) a day. […]
Imagine have to decide whether to save money to improve your home or to purchase essential water that is likely unclean…what would you do?