Tuesday, July 8, 2008

Message from newly appointed National Director of Habitat Bangladesh

This has been a challenging year for Habitat Bangladesh; perennial floods and a horrific cyclone have kept all in the Development sector scrambling to fulfill the needs of one of the world’s poorest countries.

Yet through the challenges, Habitat Bangladesh has shown time and again that it can meet, and more importantly, rise above the difficulties modern development presents.

This year, Habitat Bangladesh built 122 homes in Bhuapur Tangail, as part of our Flood Rehabilitation Project.

We are currently building Transitional Shelters in Patuakhali, as part of our Cyclone Rehabilitation Project.

In this current financial year, we have built 372 homes as part of our Save and Build program, a significant achievement considering the impact of Cyclone Sidr not only on financial resources, but personnel as well. In all, Habitat Bangladesh has built a grand total of 642 homes this year, bringing the total number of families served in Bangladesh up to 1,706 since 1999.

I am therefore delighted to be taking over an organization that shows so much resilience and dedication in their work, especially one so committed to the values and ethics of the Habitat for Humanity family.

Together with donors, volunteers, our Advisory Board and our wonderful staff and partner families, I am looking forward to the continued growth and success of Habitat for Humanity International Bangladesh.

My best wishes to you all,

Kelly Koch
National Director,
Habitat for Humanity International Bangladesh
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1 comment:

Dishoom Rani said...

great work!

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