There are 1.1 billion girls in the world, and every one of them deserves equal opportunities for a better future. Sadly, around the world most girls face disadvantage and discrimination on a daily basis. On October 11, International Day of the Girl, we celebrate the potential of every young woman to be a powerful voice […]
World Habitat Day might be little known here in Australia, but it packs a powerful message that resonates with many at home and abroad.
Thanks to your support, Chhoun and his family were able to move into their new home in Cambodia last year!
For most of us when we’re feeling sick, home is like our refuge. It serves as our sanctuary where we feel safe. When we’re ill it protects us from the elements so we can recuperate.
At the age of two, Thinh developed an unknown illness that stunted the growth of the muscles and bones in her arms and legs. Her father, Giau, took Thinh from hospital to hospital in Vietnam, hoping to diagnose her condition but sadly, they were unable to find a cure for her.
There wasn’t a day that passed without Nguyen Van Phuc, 32, worrying about the security of his wife and his four children. The main supporter, Phuc relied on seasonal labour work. Their income occasionally supplemented by casual work by his wife.
Years after liberation, life was still incredibly tough for Uma Chaudhary, a former Kamaiya (bonded worker). Uma, who lives in Sarsa, Ghorahi of Dang district with her husband and their two sons, says she still found it difficult to be able to afford to provide two meals a day for her family.
Dong, 55 and her family have lived in their Quang Nam home for over 20 years. Severe weather conditions are common to Quang Nam and even though the home has been badly damaged and battered by strong winds, storms and flooding over the years, Dong is unable to afford to the repairs needed.
“I would like to wish that no one should live life like ours.
Miss Han, 72 has been blind and deaf since birth. She lives with her son Tu Anh, his wife and daughter in Southern Vietnam. Sadly, her husband passed away 20 years ago and her youngest son died in an accident in 2008.