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The need in Cambodia:

  • 75% of the population live on less than $3 a day

  • 2 in 3 Cambodians are in need of decent, affordable housing

  • Over 15% of Cambodians live below the poverty line

Cambodia is home to 15 million people; more than 2.5 million of these live below the poverty line. The country is emerging from decades of conflict and inequalities still persist.

Since 2003, Habitat Cambodia has worked across the country to develop sustainable communities with decent housing, and water, sanitation and electricity access. Training promotes gender equality, income generation and appropriate responses to HIV/AIDS and vulnerable groups.

Funds from Ireland is currently focused on supporting an urban resiliency project in Phnom Phen. Habitat uses a community-driven approach to enhance the urban community resiliency through strengthening DR3 capacity building, the provision of block grants for community improvement, increased capacity on land and housing policy among the community and local authorities.

The project will also improve hygiene, sanitation and waste management through the provision of rehabilitation facilities and training related to shelter, water, sanitation, and awareness of COVID-19 prevention.

Watch this video to learn more about how Habitat's work in Cambodia is changing lives of the most vulnerable:

Support from Ireland changes lives:

"This house is safe and secure for my family. It is like a wonderful dream and has given me hope for a better future.” - Ms. Is, Habitat homeowner

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