FURNISHING HOMES FOR SLUM DWELLERS

by Hand to Hand Foundation Vetted since 2018 Top Ranked Effective Nonprofit

Summary

This project aims to provide the essential household furnishings, to make it possible for underprivileged families presently living in a slum in Pattaya to move into eight single room units which the Hand to Hand Foundation has built. These families are often uneducated and therefore have limited employment opportunities to be able to provide these necessities for themselves. The housing remains the property of the foundation and homeless families can stay until they are financially stable.

$7,000
total goal
$865
remaining
61
donors
1
monthly donor
1
month

Challenge

There are currently at least 140 slum communities in Pattaya where people suffer from extreme poverty without adequate access to food, water, power and housing. This project will address the needs of poverty and homelessness for families and the elderly in Pattaya City. By providing furnished housing we give the elderly and sick a place to die in dignity and children a safe and healthy environment to grow up in. These basic furnishings enable the families to maintain hygienic living conditions.

Solution

Providing decent living conditions alleviates poverty, improves health and allows the residents to access basic government services such as health care, education and public works. The furnishings will improve the sanitary conditions these families live in, which will lead to better health. Many children living in the slum cannot enroll in school because they do not have a permanent residential address and these houses will enable them to do so.

Long-Term Impact

Providing housing which enables children to enroll in school will impact their future by providing a vehicle for them to break out of the poverty cycle. As educated citizens they will have employment opportunities in the future to become self sufficient. The elderly and sick will not only have access to medical services but also a cleaner and safer environment in which to live. Improving the quality of life and stability for people from the slum provides them with basic human rights.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a PDF file (projdoc.pdf).

Resources

http:/​/​www.handtohandpattaya.com
Hand to Hand Foundation website
Hand to Hand Promotional Video
What we do on a weekly basis

Organization Information

Hand to Hand Foundation

Location: Pattaya - Thailand
Website: http:/​/​www.handtohandpattaya.com
Project Leader:
Margaret Grainger
Pattaya, Chonburi Thailand
$6,135 raised of $7,000 goal
 
68 donations
$865 to go
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