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A Strong Foundation for a Bright Future

A Strong Foundation for a Bright Future

Each time a cyclone hit, Lutfa and her children, had to hurry to a cyclone shelter or...

Khadiza finds strength and dignity in disaster-resilient home

Khadiza finds strength and dignity in disaster-resilient home

Like many women in Bangladesh, Khadiza is the head of her household while her husband works as...

Story of Eti

Story of Eti

Eti got married at a tender age of 14 when she was still in secondary school. She...

A healthy home for Mina's family

A healthy home for Mina's family

Young bride Mina moved to her in-laws’ home in Akrail Village of Shakua Union of Trishal Upazila...

A comfortable home for Maya Rani

A comfortable home for Maya Rani

Maya Rani is more than 80 years old, living a life of struggle. She has aged but...

Building the foundation for a better future

Building the foundation for a better future

Bidhan Dhali, a former bus driver, who lost both his legs 12 years ago is still a...

Peace after the Storm

Peace after the Storm

If Promila had not received Habitat for Humanity Bangladesh’s support through the project funded by the Abinta...

Terrors of Monsoon

Terrors of Monsoon

Roksana's house was a feeble structure made from mud and thatched roof. It was dim, dark and...

A tiny shed; five people to accommodate

A tiny shed; five people to accommodate

Rekha Akhter, a 35 year old single mother, struggling through life. Abandoned 7 years ago by her...

Rani’s home is her strength

Rani’s home is her strength

Imagine a day without basic amenities in life. A day without food, shelter, clothes, medical treatment...

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Lutfa Begum House 3

Each time a cyclone hit, Lutfa and her children, had to hurry to a cyclone shelter or a relative’s home. While they were able to return home in Bangladesh’s Patuakhali district after a few days, Lutfa felt more stressed. “We didn’t have enough money to repair our house as my husband earned so little,” she said. Her husband Sha Alam Hawlader works as a laborer in the capital city Dhaka, earning 6,000 taka (almost US$70) a month, and returns home every two or three months.

As their old house was cramped, stuffy and dimly lit, Lutfa’s three children struggled to find space to do their homework and study. The constant need to evacuate only made things worse. “My children were not interested in studying,” she said. But her children became more motivated after she built a disaster-resilient home with Habitat for Humanity Bangladesh in November 2021. Her family was among 74 families who rebuilt their homes and lives in a project supported by the Korea International Cooperation Agency’s Humanitarian Assistance program.  

“My children set up their study desk inside the house. They can study on the veranda in the day. At night, they can do their schoolwork inside a well-ventilated room. “The house is well ventilated, and my children like it,” said Lutfa. She added, “I want my children to be well-educated and have good jobs in future.”

Habitat for Humanity Bangladesh

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