Volunteers from IFM Investors will be travelling to Cambodia in June 2018 to help Volunteer Building Cambodia build a simple, sturdy Khmer-style wooden house with to provide shelter and security for a local Cambodian family living in need. Poor education, lack of skills and a shortage of job opportunities mean many rural Cambodians are still living in extreme poverty with inadequate shelter.
IFM Investors is funding the cost of the house build, and you can also contribute and support your colleagues and help further the impact on the family and local community, by donating to this fundraiser for Volunteer Building Cambodia. We would love to extend our contribution and make this house a home - your donations could enable the add-on of :
• US$295 will fund a toilet for the home we build
• US$240 will fund solar power to the home (to power 3 lights, 1 fan and 1 phone charger)
• US$200 will fund a clean water well
Additional donations can also contribute to providing these amenities to other homes in the community and supplies for Volunteer Building Cambodia's Community Centre. Here, language lessons are offered to local children and to adults who may never have had the opportunity to be educated, thus adding to their vulnerability.
What's the cost of a home? In rural areas of Cambodia's Siem Reap, that cost is just US$2,900 (around A$3,800). But the difference it can make to the life of a family living in poverty is immeasurable, as 15-year old 'P's' story relays.
A simple, sturdy Khmer-style wooden house provides shelter and security for Cambodian families living in need. Poor education, lack of skills and a shortage of job opportunities mean many rural Cambodians are still living in extreme poverty with inadequate shelter.
Volunteer Building Cambodia run volunteer programs which involve a week of building a house to replace the fragile structures that offer little protection from the elements. This not only provides a home for families living in poverty - improved living conditions change lives, through better sanitation, increased security, better sleeping arrangements and healthier living. Children in secure homes are less likely to get sick and more likely to attend school.
Your donation will directly help improve the living conditions of rural Cambodians:
US$2900 is all it costs to fund a house build, and the basic human right of a secure shelter for a family.
US$295 donation pays for a toilet, improving hygiene and sanitation and reducing health risks.
US$200 pays for a well, ensuring a family, or sometimes a number of families, have access to clean drinking water.
VBC gratefully accept smaller donations, which contribute to supplies for our community centre and the ongoing running costs of Volunteer Building Cambodia.
No matter how large or small, your generosity makes a difference.
VBC work with volunteers from around the globe to build safe, dry housing for rural Cambodian families. Volunteers work under the guidance of a skilled building team to construct a house in as little as one week.
Check out the video to see VBC in action.
Check out VBC's Benojo profile page to see other opportunities from VBC and how you can change a family's life.