Habitat Cambodia worked with PSE in redesign the first cluster. Instead of multi-story structures, the units are now single-story. The changes which had to be made to the design of the roof and other features called for careful consideration and planning. The new one story design eliminated the need for stairwells and added three additional living units, allowing PSE and HFHC to select three more families for this first structure.
With the target for completion of late September, a team of skilled workers has been working on the building. The doors and windows are in place, and work is progressing on the roof. We also have several Global Village volunteer teams joining in over the next several weeks, and they will be focusing their efforts laying bricks for the walls of the three new units to finish work and get the original twelve and three new families moved in.
Habitat Cambodia continues to actively seek funding for Smile Village. More developments on the project will be reported in the coming issues.