Chhon Chhuot, 38, with her 6 children, lives at Tatrai in Kampong Preah village, Kampong Preah commune, Sangke district, Battambang province. She was married in 2010, however, in 2013, her husband died from a motor accident. Since then, she has to play both roles as a mother and father of the family.
Chhuot and her 6 children were living in a small house in a narrow alley, without a toilet. She is a farmer and an informal laborer, earning 25,000 riels (USD 6.30) per day for cover the family’s expenses including her 6 children’s schooling. Living in a poor condition, she often finds it difficult to access social service.
In 2018, she encountered a Participatory Approach for Safe Shelter Awareness (PASSA) committee, a partner of Habitat for Humanity Cambodia. The committee recommended her family to Habitat Cambodia, who decided to make her a beneficiary for a new house, however, she does not own
Now Chhuot and her children have a secure and safe place to call home. With smiling face, Chhuot said “Without support from Habitat Cambodia, my family situation would be never better as we cannot earn to build a new house for my children to stay. We would like to thank Habitat Cambodia for supporting us both new house and latrine and made a difference life for my family”.