Through our Global Village program, volunteers see first hand the impact safe housing has on our partner families. Svetlana, who recently travelled to Cambodia reflects on her experience.
A safe home unlocks a world of potential for families.
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.
In Cambodia, there are over 70,000 people living with HIV/AIDS and many face daily challenges around accessing housing and basic services.
Across the Asia Pacific region, there are many families who may never know the warmth and safety of an adequate, secure home. In some of the poorest communities, children are destined to remain trapped in poverty, simply because their parents struggle to provide them with food, shelter and education. Please donate today.
Meng Nat and her husband, Sambo sold their family home to pay for medical treatment after both of them fell ill. With nowhere to go, the family found themselves living in one of Phnom Penh’s many slums.
On 20 July 2015, 135 leaders from Grant Thornton Australia travelled to Phnom Penh, Cambodia to build homes for ten disadvantaged families as part of our Global Village program.
In December last year, Global Village volunteers travelled to Cambodia to build Sokhorn a new home. This is her story.
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Chea Ser is no stranger to hardship. As a child she was orphaned and started working in Phnom Penh when she was very young. She married and had three children, but now is a single mother.