Volunteer Building Cambodia

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239% of $500 raised
1,199.90 Raised
13 Aug 2019 AEST
31 Oct 2019 AEDT
201 Sussex Street, Sydney, NSW, 2000, Australia
A message from the cause

Thanks to everyone who supported this years appeal. You have made an incredible difference to the lives of four Cambodian families, the full extend of which can never be fully appreciated as it is a gift that goes on giving for years.

What I am asking for and why

I am traveling to Cambodia at the end of September to volunteer with VBC - Volunteer Building Cambodia Australia. VBC works with volunteers from around the globe to build safe, dry housing for rural Cambodian families. Your kind donation will go towards building a home for these Cambodian families.

What's the cost of a home? In rural areas of Cambodia's Siem Reap, that cost is just US$2,900 (around A$3,800AUD). But the difference it can make to the life of a family living in poverty is immeasurable.

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 runs volunteer programs that 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.

No matter how large or small, your generosity makes a difference.

Contribute, donate, share. Check out this video of the team. https://youtu.be/aYhWOKEtlUk

Thank you!