Cambodia Housing Projects
Around 80 per cent of Cambodia’s population lives in rural housing. Traditional houses are usually raised stilt homes made of wood to protect the occupants from flooding and mud slides, but due to widespread poverty, houses are often rotting and leaking. It’s not uncommon to find tiny little shacks made of grass and sticks that are home to families with up to nine children. Without any income it is impossible for these families to buy the materials needed to upgrade their houses. Camp Cambodia has undertaken a programme to replace as many of these houses as possible with a simple construction that can be built reasonably quickly but will provide a good standard of shelter and security for those in need.