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. […]
For 20 years, Myint has lived in Myanmar’s Dala Township. Her home is cobbled together with now torn tarpaulins, rusted corrugated iron and old bamboo – materials which unsurprisingly do not offer sufficient protection from the elements. During the wet season, Myint’s home floods, bringing water in through the roof, and floor, soaking her family […]
Access to clean water doesn’t just benefit a communities health, but has a wide range impact of families in developing communities. Habitat for Humanity’s International Program Manager, Sophie Cooke explains…
With the support of donors including Jackie Maxted, the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade and Habitat for Humanity supporters, we recently completed our water, sanitation and hygiene program in Mon State, Myanmar.
Myanmar (previously known as Burma) is one of the poorest countries in Asia, with around one quarter of its population estimated to be living in poverty. Housing and access to facilities such as water and sanitation, in urban areas is a growing need as more migrate to cities.
In remote Myanmar, school children can be found learning about health practices, such as washing hands and using clean bathrooms for the very first time.
The greatest concern for mother of four, Daw Than, is that her children are healthy and safe.
In the Delta region of Myanmar, we are working to improve community knowledge through water, sanitation and hygiene training and providing access to clean water sources.
June 1 marks Global Day of Parents. To celebrate, we are taking a look at some of the amazing parents around the world who work tirelessly to provide the best for their families, despite the difficult conditions or situations they may face.
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.