Not Just Any House


Holt donors gave this family in Cambodia a safe, solid home! 

Narin and Vanna’s house was falling apart. These brothers lived with their mother, uncle, grandmother and grandfather. All six of them in a 200-square-foot space.

Raised five feet up on wooden stilts, their home was supposed to keep them safe and dry. But there were no doors to fill their entryways. The thatched walls had deteriorated. And there were foot-long spaces in between the wooden slats in the floor and walls.

This family’s old house gave no shelter from the rain and wind.

They got soaking wet in the rainy season. They had to walk carefully on the weak floor boards, and couldn’t lean up against the walls because they might break.

Their home was not safe.

But every child and family deserves to be safe in their own home. So Holt donors helped build them a new house!

But every child and family deserves to be safe in their own home. So Holt donors helped build them a new house!

This isn’t just any house, but a strong, secure one made of concrete. There are even separate rooms for sleeping and cooking. They never dared to dream of a home like this — one with secure walls and made with leak-proof roof tiles. But now their dream is a reality.

Just look at the difference between their old house and this beautiful, safe new one!

Can you imagine being given the gift of a new home? It has completely changed Narin and Vanna and their family’s life.

Thank you for helping to keep them safe. Thank you for changing their lives in such an amazing and long-lasting way!

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