KOICA funds new project
In March 2014, Habitat for Humanity Bangladesh (HFHB) launched a KOICA funded project in Dhaka and Gazipur Districts to improve health through housing, water, sanitation, and hygiene intervention. HFHB works to mobilize communities so they are aware of and eager to take action andachieve a socio-economically secure, improved & healthy housing condition for vulnerable families including addressing the challenges of water and sanitation conditions as well as the unsanitary environment in their lives. In 4 sub-districts of Dhaka and Gazipur district with high rates of poverty, HFHB will strengthen 4 community-based organizations in 4 sub-districts, responsible for tracking and encouraging changes in community members’ understanding and practice of healthy living.
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.