Impact stories

From SARS to COVID-19

From SARS to COVID-19

“I started my career during SARS. During that time, many employers hired domestic workers to help with disinfecting their households, creating many job opportunities since everyone paid close attention to personal hygiene. During this pandemic, employers are also...

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Supporting families living in Subdivided Units

Supporting families living in Subdivided Units

Grandpa and Grandma Wong are in their seventies and have been waiting for public housing for many years. They are currently living with six other families in a subdivided house with poor hygiene. Not only are the rooms small, but there are also mouse trails in the...

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Living in a world without barriers

Living in a world without barriers

At the beginning of the year, through referrals from partnering social workers, we paid two visits to Mr. Wong, who lives in Shan King Estate, Tuen Mun. We enjoy our home visits so we can get to know the people we serve, before delivering our home services. Our first...

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Tong’s home filled with love

Tong’s home filled with love

Oi Man Estate is the first generation of public housing in Hong Kong, and people started living here in 1974. After 40 years, many units have deteriorated severely with spalling concrete from the ceiling. Since 2016, we have partnered with Oi Man Neighborhood Elderly...

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A plastic bag as a hat for cooking

A plastic bag as a hat for cooking

Grandma Chan has to use a plastic bag to cover her head when she cooks. “On windy days, the loose paint chips of the ceiling will fall. I have to cover my head with a plastic bag when I cook,” Grandma shared her cooking strategy in a Shanghainese accent. Grandpa Chan Hai Lai and his wife have lived in Kwun Tong Tsui Ping Estate for more than eight years.

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Selflessness and solitude

Selflessness and solitude

Leaning against the wall and holding a handrail, Grandma Hon slowly sat down on the public corridor. The 87-year-old widow kept looking into the house and said in a shy smile, “I’m very grateful to have so many of you coming to help me. You are all awesome. Thanks for...

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