In October last year, Sceggs Darlinghurst sent 53 students and 10 teachers to Siem Reap in Cambodia to help build 5 homes for vulnerable families in Siem Reap, Cambodia. The common problem for these families was that most lived in housing shelters made of wood and palm leaves, leaving their homes vulnerable to the harsh […]
Rampati and her husband dreamt that they would earn enough money for their three daughters to go to school, but two and a half years ago things changed. Rampati’s husband worked away from home and would come back to see the family every few months. On one of these visits, he was brutally attacked and […]
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 […]
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 […]
The plight of those struggling to afford rental accommodation is leading to ever greater demand for social housing. Alternative financing arrangements such as group collateral, used in some of the poorest countries in our region, may be something we can learn from.