Renewed home and life for Nazma
Nazma Khatun, 45, shares one room with her 18-year-old son in one of the many urban slums in Dhaka. The one solitary room is used for sleeping, cooking and living. With just two small windows, it's humble, but it's home. And today it's much easier to clean, more hygienic and stable after an overhaul from a Habitat for Humanity program.
Johora learns about the importance of child health
Johora Khatun 60, learned of Habitat for Humanity in a community meeting in Harinadi village. Later she attended training on water and sanitation arranged by Habitat for Humanity Bangladesh. She learned that during the first few years of life, children are at risk for enteric infections due to poor water quality, sanitation conditions, and hand washing practices.
Rokeya's health improves
Rokeya Khanom's health problems have eased since the mud floors in her home were replaced with cement in May. Suffering from heart problems, Rokeya had to sweep the floors twice daily and also carry out a weekly maintenance routine to ensure the floors were well kept.