Following decades of war under the Khmer rouge, Cambodia has seen its level of poverty decline but huge inequalities persist. The food and economic crises in 2008 and 2009 led to an exodus, mostly fleeing rural poverty for the cities. This has resulted in concentrated poverty in both rural and ...
- My Story
My name is Stuart Mckie, Surveying Manager for CALA Homes.
Along with nine of my colleagues from around the UK I am part of the CALA Homes team travelling in February 2019 to Battambang in Cambodia to assist Habitat for Humanity to build homes for the local people.
Habitat for Humanity
"What we do - Our vision is a world where everyone has a safe and decent place to live, and a world where housing poverty and homelessness are eliminated. We believe that a home is a key catalyst in helping to permanently break the cycle of poverty. To achieve our vision, we build homes, partnerships, communities and networks; since 1976, we have built more than 1 million homes and served over 10 million people."
"How we do it - Housing and shelter are the cornerstone of our work, but we believe happy and healthy homes require more than bricks and mortar--they need to be part of a thriving community to really benefit the families who live there. As such our programmes support a range of home building and community projects, focusing on practical support that makes a real, tangible difference to the lives of those most in need.
It’s a privilege to have been chosen to take part in our upcoming expedition and feel sure the experience will remain with me for many years to come. Hopefully the houses that we help to build using your donations and our dubious skills will last just as long!!!
Many thanks in anticipation of your kind and generous support.