Maria and her husband Joseph were active members of the society of the homeless ‘Jana Awaboda Kendraya’ as they had no house of their own and they had to constantly relocate – after a decade in the society they received a 12.5 perch land through the society, yet they had no way of building a proper house on the land and they had to endure a lot of hardships.

In 2012 Maria and her family were overjoyed to learn that they had been selected as Habitat beneficiaries. Finally their family of seven had a home of their own and they no longer had to shift from house to house and pay rent.

Maria’s youngest son Promod (17) was diagnosed with down-syndrome, and all seven of them shared one room for 8 years until they were selected as Habitat beneficiaries one again and their house was finally complete. Promod now finally has his own space and privacy enabling him to thrive.

Maria says this new chapter in their life has brought them immense joy “We are so thankful that Habitat helped us for the second time, my family can now live peacefully”. – Maria (2020)

We are so thankful that Habitat helped us to complete our home. We now have enough space for the entire family to live peacefully under one roof. Habitat changed our life.

Maria

Paththeyamwatta 2020