Habitat for Humanity Hong Kong

Long awaited new home for family in Yaojia

Yaojia Township of Jiange County is located in one of the poorest areas in China. In 2016, over a thousand of rural households still lived in the dilapidated mud-houses. From January 2017 to June 2018, Habitat China partnered with 48 low-income rural families to build safe, adequate and affordable houses through provision of interest-free housing loan, volunteers and house construction.

Xingzhi Zhang (alias) is one of our partners. Xingzhi got bone cancer and lost his right leg 20 years ago. His wife is a migrant worker in Beijing to support the family, their son and a daughter also left their father too when they have grown up and become migrant workers. Although they worked very hard, they were still unable to afford to build a new home and Xingzhi had to live in the dilapidated mud-house for almost 40 years with Xingzhi’s old parents.


Habitat China lent RMB20,000 interest- free loan to realize Xingzhi’s dream for a new home. He said, ” If I still lived in my old house, I might have no place to sleep as the old house was unsafe and leaked seriously. ” Xingzhi’s new home is built with tap water, a separate toilet and kitchen. With the loan, Guozhi installed a seating toilet, which is much more convenient for a person with disability.

Xingzhi wishes to repay the loan as soon as possible, as he wanted to be the ‘love messenger’ – who give money back to the community housing fund, in order to circulate the money and send a caring message to his neighbors who in need of safe and affordable housing.


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