With a strong foundation to raise his family, Ngalimin now dreams of a brighter future
However, 45 minutes outside the bustling city are families in great need. Habitat works in the foothills of ‘Yogya,' transforming bamboo shelters with dirt floors and without access to water or electricity into safe and functioning homes.
The majority of families in the community earn an unsteady income of $5AUD a day, which in most cases is barely enough to go toward the essentials such as food, water and schooling. There isn’t enough to repair their homes, let alone build a safe, new place to live.
“If not for you, I couldn’t change these conditions” said Subadi, whose home was built with the help of Rock the House volunteers in October 2016. “It feels like a dream. I am very thankful to the people who helped me build this house.”
“Spending a week working alongside fellow Australians and families in need of safe housing was a truly rewarding experience,” said Suze, “ To everyone looking for a way to give back and make a difference – make 2017 your year to volunteer!”
Now, we’re calling on you again to help build a rock solid future for generations to come.
Anchored by the conviction that safe and affordable housing provides a path out of poverty, Habitat has built or repaired over 800,000 homes, serving more than 6.8 million people worldwide since its founding. Habitat for Humanity Australia is one of more than 70 international Habitat offices.
Since 2001, Habitat for Humanity Australia has sent over 4,000 volunteers overseas to build homes for families in need.