Just over three months since Cyclone Pam tore through Vanuatu, Habitat for Humanity will be helping affected families in their recovery by distributing shelter repair kits, assisting with shelter upgrades and providing skills training.
Thirty-five year old Sakuntala lives with her son Prajwol, aged 4. Her husband left her after just five months of marriage and has not returned since. Her neighbours supported her during her pregnancy and delivery in the absence of her husband.
Asia is facing a shelter crisis as its population continues to grow with 500 million people already living in slums. That figure is set to grow to a staggering 840 million people by the end of the decade, according to Habitat for Humanity Australia.