Habitat for Humanity Cambodia
In partnership with homeowner families, Habitat for Humanity Cambodia builds, rehabilitates and repairs simple, decent homes with the help of volunteer labor and donations of money, materials and other gifts-in-kind.
Habitat houses are sold to home partner families at no profit. Home partners repay through affordable, no-profit and mortgage loans. Their monthly loan repayments go into a local revolving fund to be used to build still more Habitat homes. In short, Habitat for Humanity is not a giveaway program.
Home partners invest hundreds of hours of their own labor- “sweat equity”- into building their Habitat homes, and the homes of others. Additional “muscle” for construction comes from local and international volunteers. Volunteers hail from corporations, churches, universities, schools and numerous other organizations.
Home partner families are selected based on their level of need, their ability to repay their mortgage loans and their willingness to work in partnership with Habitat, regardless of race, religion, gender or ethnic background.
HFH Cambodia provides shelter expertise and experience to a range of partner organizations so that families live fully transformed lives in decent homes in thriving and secure communities.
Since Habitat for Humanity International registered a branch office in Cambodia in January 2003, Habitat for Humanity Cambodia has built over 1,000 homes and served over 3,000 families through our housing and community development programs in Phnom Penh, Siem Reap, Kandal and Battambang.
The closure of a Steung Meanchey dumpsite in 2009 left hundreds of families without homes and their source of income – as garbage pickers …
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