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Housing Need in Cambodia
While poverty has decreased significantly in recent years, many Cambodian families are hovering only just above the poverty line of US$1.25 per day. Nearly three quarters of Cambodia’s population was still living on less than US$3 a day in 2011, according to the World Bank. Poverty is largely concentrated in the rural areas though urban poverty may be rising.
Habitat for Humanity Cambodia has enabled more than 18,000 families to build strength, stability and self‐reliance through innovative, durable, affordable housing solutions and human settlement interventions since 2003. By partnering with Habitat for Humanity Cambodia, families can also receive livelihood training such as agriculture, animal husbandry, business management and other initiatives including liquid soap production and handicrafts, in order to increase daily income and family savings.
Global Village is Habitat for Humanity’s international volunteer program. Teams travel to over 40 countries to work alongside communities, build housing solutions, and experience local culture. Our goal is to change the lives of the people we serve, as well as the lives of the volunteers.
To join a team or learn more, visit www.habitat.org/gv.
About Habitat for Humanity International
Driven by the vision that everyone needs a decent place to live, Habitat for Humanity began in 1976 as a grassroots effort on a community farm in southern Georgia. The housing organization has since grown to become a leading global nonprofit working in more than 1,300 communities throughout the U.S. and in more than 70 countries. Families and individuals in need of a hand up partner with Habitat for Humanity to build or improve a place they can call home. Habitat homeowners help build their own homes alongside volunteers and pay an affordable mortgage. Through financial support, volunteering or adding a voice to support affordable housing, everyone can help families achieve the strength, stability and self-reliance they need to build better lives for themselves. Through shelter, we empower. To learn more, visit habitat.org.
This post contains information provided by Habitat for Humanity International and Habitat for Humanity Cambodia. Their help and support is much appreciated.