House Building @ VBC 23rd-27th September 2019

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Thank you so much for your kind donation, you have helped build a house for a poor family in Cambodia!

What we are asking for and why

Fundraising for Volunteer Building Cambodia Australia

What is Volunteer Building Cambodia Australia?

Volunteer Building Cambodia Australia (VBCA) is an Australian Registered Charity with tax deductible status (DGR Status) which enables donor to claim a tax deduction on any donations made to VBCA. VBCA was formed to support the work of Volunteer Building Cambodia. It is a Cambodian registered charity run by Cambodians for Cambodians. Its main activity is building clean, dry and safe housing, as well as providing toilets and wells.

How mush does it cost to build a home?

In rural areas of Cambodia's Siem Reap, VBC can build a house for just US$3,000 (around AU$4,550). But the difference it can make to the life of a family living in poverty is immeasurable.

Poor education, lack of skills and a shortage of job opportunities mean many rural Cambodians are still living in extreme poverty with inadequate shelter. A simple, sturdy Khmer-style wooden house provides shelter and security for Cambodian families living in need. Volunteer Building Cambodia runs volunteer programs which involve a week of building a house to replace the fragile structures that offer little protection from the elements. This provides not just a home for families living in poverty, but improved living conditions that change lives, through better sanitation, increased security, better health, and an improved ability for children to attend school and receive an education, breaking the cycle of poverty for future generations.

How can I help?

In 2019 VBCA is hoping to help build 10 houses and is aiming to raise at least AUS40,000.

You can donate here to a current house building project by simply hitting DONATE and making your contribution.

Or, you can create your own individual, team or company fundraiser by clicking the FUNDRAISE button and customizing your own fundraising campaign.

If you're interested in taking part in a build project yourself as a volunteer, see our profile page for other ways to get involved.

Thank you for helping us change lives.