GLOBAL VILLAGE HOUSING
Every person deserves a place to call home!
Early 2015 I travelled over to Cambodia with my mum Jennifer to meet the team from Global Village Housing - a social enterprise that builds and gifts home to the poorest of the poor in Cambodia.
I had seen their amazing work online and just had to be involved. I love Asia and had been to many asian countries before. However it was my first trip to Cambodia and I really had no idea how much this incredible country was going to steal my heart.
Now I feel very privileged to be a part of the Global Village Housing team as the Operations Manager (Volunteer) along side Founder & Director Jason Thatcher. My role is to work closely with the small team to help raise funds, awareness and of course build and gift more houses to those in desperate need.
About Global Village Housing
Living conditions in Cambodia for the impoverished are some of the worst in the world; unsafe, unsanitary, and unsure. Not only are the housing conditions almost unlivable but people are often evicted from their homes due to government seizures, building projects and simply not being able to afford the land they are squatting on.
Cambodia is a country that has been through a lot of challenges and heartbreaking situations. Education is a big part of the solution; however without a safe place to call home - everything else can become void. Global Village Housing is a passionate and dedicated team working hard to make the right changes in Cambodia
As a community-based Social enterprise organisation with no direct government funding, Global Village Housing is reliant on the support of the community and businesses to help us deliver on our promises to give homes to those people who really need it.
Each fully insulated Global Village Housing home is pre built in our factory by local Cambodians as a flat pack for easier delivery. Once delivered onsite the house can be put together in 3.5hours. Then the final works take place, such as concrete footings, roll up sun screen, installation of the solar lighting system and also a rainwater collection system.
$3000 (AUD) is all it takes to build and gift a family a new home in Cambodia and change their lives for the better….
Global Village Housing's main goal is to provide houses and improve the quality of life for families in dire need. Sponsoring a home with Global Village Housing also gives the donors the option to get involved first hand. This can range anywhere from simple, well needed fund raising to actually taking a trip to Cambodia to meet the family you are helping and take part in the actual home build.
TOGETHER WE CAN!