Homeowner Impact Stories

New Beginnings

New Beginnings   Vajira and her family moved into their first own home constructed through the Kalutara Housing Project lead by Habitat for Humanity on the 1st of April 2018. Vajira was compelled to be the breadwinner of her family because her husband had an...

A Mother’s Dream

A Mother’s Dream Perinparasa takes care of a household with 7 vibrant members in it. She is a daily wage laborer and works regularly at nearly by paddy fields. Her husband is a fisherman and spends most of his time at the coast of Batticaloa looking for work to...

The Road to Recovery

The Road to Recovery Sujeewa beams with glee as she welcomes guests into her first home owned by her family, after years of living in houses that were rented. Sujeewa’s husband Susil (48) is a cancer survivor, who currently owns a rickshaw and takes hires to bring a...

A Dream Come True

A Dream Come True Sudarshani and Indika live in their new Habitat home with their four children aged 17, 11, 8 and 4 and Sudarshani’s elderly mother. The family of seven previously lived in a single room temporary shelter made of wooden planks, which Indika had...

Hope of the Next Generation

Hope of the Next Generation Upon being displaced in Batticaloa after the civil war for eight months, 52 year old Kumaraguru explains how extremely “happy and hopeful for this new chapter in life” he is. Kumaraguru lost his boutique shop; his only source of income...

Hope of a Brighter Tomorrow

Hope of a Brighter Tomorrow Mohanaledchami is expecting her second child in early August, and is currently preparing for this new addition to her life. She lives with her husband, her daughter (10), her mother and her mother in-law; and they are a very close-knit...

A Place to Call Home

A Place to Call Home Sivarasa is a hardworking man who takes care of not only his wife and 3 children, but also his parents. His father (78) and his mother (72) are excited to see their grandchildren grow up in a home that is theirs as a family, and take pride in the...

Ruby

Ruby Ruby is a vibrant young lady who works at the CSEB Production Yard in Batticaloa in a supervisory capacity while simultaneously playing a role of a SME representative. Ruby has been working at the yard for nearly 05 months and takes pride in being able to work in...

Sathiyaran

Sathiyaran Sathiyaran (47 years old) and her husband Thiyagarasa are parents to 5 children, 3 of whom are married and living with their own families. Their youngest daughters live with them at present, while one daughter (22) is looking for a job so she can help to...

Sinnathamby Sathasram

Sinnathamby Sathasram Prior to shifting into their conventional home constructed by Habitat for Humanity Sri Lanka through the European Union funded housing project, Sinnathamby, his wife and four daughters lived with extended family and was gradually able to build a...