August 24, 2008 § Leave a comment
Siem Reap, Cambodia – an hour drive out into the countryside, away from the temples of Angkor Wat.
Once there was a woman with one glass eye. She had nine children and lived in a thatch-roofed hut. During the rainy season, her family would have to hold a plastic sheet over their heads in the night whilst they slept.
One day, her husband burnt himself alive in the hut, taking away the only working man in the household and their only means of shelter.
In April 2008, they were singled out by a grassroots organisation for aid and were provided with a 4 x 5m brick house. The total cost of their new home was US$1250.