Mannkind Girls to Grannies Community
Phnom Penh, Cambodia
We are excited to announce the Mannkind Girls 2 Grannies Village that is currently in construction through our building partners Cambodian Childrens Fund. There will be 50 homes built in a holistic village that will house 200 women and girls. We have officially broken ground and anticipate to complete the village in November 2020. If you'd like to contribute to one of our World Housing communities please click through to make a donation. Thank you for changing the world with us!
Our communities in Cambodia feature more than just homes, they also include playgrounds, gardens, communal spaces, washhouses, and bamboo fencing throughout. We're passionate about creating spaces where families have the resources to thrive. We work closely with Cambodian Children's Fund to make sure every community we build has all the features needed for families to succeed. We are excited to announce the Girls 2 Grannies Village currently being built in the Steung Meanchey district of Phnom Pehn. Thanks to our amazing donors we raised the critical funds through World Housing's inaugural 'House Party' event. Our vision for this amazing project is to support CCF’s proven strategy to end the poverty cycle by providing the important foundation of safe housing to girls and women. This village is specifically designed for women and girls — it gives girls who have been orphaned or abandoned a supportive, safe place to live so that they can attend school instead of being forced to pick garbage to survive. It will also provide a home for the “Grannies” of the community where they can nurture the younger women and girls. This village will house 200 of these vulnerable women currently living in Steung Meanchey. “Chbab Srey”, or “Rules for Girls,” is a traditional moral code of behavior that dictates a subordinate place for Cambodian women in society. Cambodian girls face great pressure to drop out of school early to go to work in order to survive. They live in dangerous conditions picking garbage while living in slums surrounding the dump. New Story has just completed a 130 home community within the same neighborhood and in the process has developed a deep and productive relationship with the mayor and local government. Through our joint efforts, homes will be built and the local government will provide electricity, paved roads and clean water for the community of homes that are being constructed.
“Building the communities was essential. They allowed families to get back together and gave a sense of dignity and hope for the future.” - Scott Neeson, Founder of Cambodian Children's Fund