Habitat for Humanity Netherlands funds new project
More than 120 people welcomed the start of a Habitat Netherlands funded project that will provide water and sanitation training and housing improvements in northern Bangladesh.
The Habitat Bangladesh regional office in Mymensingh, about 140 km north of Dhaka, organised the project inception ceremony last month (January 2014) at the conference hall of Upazila Parishad, Mymensingh Sadar.
Habitat Bangladesh's national director John Armstrong introduced guests, including government officials, NGO representatives and Community Based Organisations (CBOs) leaders - all of whom spoke positively about the upcoming project and its benefits to the community.
International Women's day
Habitat for Humanity Bangladesh celebrated International women’s day on March 8. To celebrate the day HFH Bangladesh organized Women Build at Savar. Twenty local and ex-pat womengot their hands dirty and promoted the involvement of women in the construction of Habitat houses. They worked tirelessly carrying sand, breaking bricks and mixing cement to help build homes for two elderly couples in need.