Lalita is 72 years old and lives alone in a shelter scrambled together with tarpaulin and branches that she had found locally. In 2017 she was swept away by a huge flood, but was luckily saved by her neighbors. “My only request is to build a house with a higher plinth level so when I […]
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 […]
In recognition of International Women’s Day, Habitat for Humanity Australia mobilised 465 corporate volunteers from 18 different companies to renovate women’s crisis accommodation and build homes for vulnerable women in Australia.
Habitat for Humanity’s Water for Women project strengthens community resilience and inclusion. Community members are involved in the design of the project, which aims to increase fair access to WASH for 50 communities. Over 4.5 years, this project will address the WASH needs of those most marginalised in Fijian communities, most vulnerable to natural hazards […]
The year 2018 was known as Indonesia’s deadliest year since 2007, according to its national disaster mitigation agency. At least 4,231 people died or were declared missing. The figure includes fatalities in the earthquake and tsunami that hit Central Sulawesi and the earthquake that affected Lombok Island. Habitat for Humanity Indonesia’s responses are as follows: […]
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 […]
Access to clean water is essential to a safe and decent place to call home. Over several years we worked in Bangladesh with Habitat for Humanity Bangladesh to improve community access to safe water and hygiene.
Your support means mothers like Ponikem can offer her children and grand-children the safety of decent shelter.