Phan Dinh Phuc, his wife Do Thi Tung and their two children live in a remote village in Tien Canh commune, Tien Phuoc district, Quang Nam province, in Vietnam. His wife Tung is unable to work due to a disability, so Phuc’s limited earnings as a seasonal labourer are their main source of income. This made it hard for them to cover the cost of basic necessities and school fees, with nothing left to build a decent home.
With the encouragement of his relatives, neighbours, the local authority and a commitment by Habitat for Humanity Vietnam, Phuc decided to build a house based on a Habitat design. The 36-square-metre house consists of one living room, two bedrooms and a detached bathroom. Not only were Phuc and his family overjoyed about this significant change in their lives, but so was everyone else in their community who knew their family hardship.
The house was completed before Lunar New Year and become a blessing for Phuc’s family. Phuc believes the future of his family will be as stable as the firm bricks laid in their home’s walls.