Mannkind Girls to Grannies Community
Phnom Penh, Cambodia
We are excited to announce the Mannkind Girls to Grannies Village has been completed. Working with our building partners Cambodian Children's Fund, there are 50 new homes funded and built by World Housing in a holistic village that houses 200 women and girls. We have gifted these homes and will continue to provide updates on the girls and grannies that live in this amazing community. 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 to Grannies Village built in the Steung Meanchey district of Phnom Pehn has been gifted and there are 200 women and girls living in safe homes. Thanks to our amazing donors we raised the critical funds through World Housing's inaugural 'House Party' event. Our vision for this amazing project was 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 houses 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.
“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