The aim is to renovate homes of HIV/AIDS infected men, women and children in the biggest slum areas in Bangkok, Thailand. These are people who desperately need access to proper hygiene yet they struggle to remain clean and dignified in their own homes or shacks. This project will support full house renovation for two HIV/AIDS affected families in the poorest areas of Bangkok.
What is the issue, problem, or challenge?
The conditions of homes in the slums of Bangkok are poor, unsafe and unhealthy. Usually the buildings are built on suvage and next to the river, making it at risk for flooding. The materials used for construction are of low quality due to inadequate/low income. It is a significant number of HIV/AIDS cases in the slums, due to lack of information and little, if no, access to education. The two homes in the projects have a HIV-infected father and a HIV-infected daughter.
How will this project solve this problem?
By raising the money the project will be able to support two very poor families in the slums affected by HIV/AIDS. This makes it crucial to have a clean and healthy home. They will be able to renovate their homes and protect their loved ones from additional disease. The homes are missing proper windows to protect from rain and sun, there are rotten doors and unsanitary toilets and bathrooms. Also one home cannot close and lock the front door, making it unsafe to sleep at night.
Potential Long Term Impact
Supporting HIV+ affected families and providing them with healthy, safe homes we are protecting the children and give them a better chance to go to school.Going to school the children will gain self-confidence, self-respect and be empowered. Through the rebuilding project we also do home based care training - teaching the families in the slums about HIV/AIDS, protection, importance of hygiene, medicine and nutrition - give them knowledge and tools so they are not dependent upon others
This project has been retired and is no longer accepting donations.