Under the leadership of Jim and Elaine Pollock (Team Jim Pollock -July 2018) there were 18 of us all together for this year's Tabitha House Building Project in a village outside of Kampot province in Cambodia.. We built 13 houses of which funds were raised or contributed to by each member of the team. The cost for each house and also a water supply per house was $2000USD. This could be shared between two team members. Each member also paid for their own expenses such as air flights, hotel accommodation, buses, food etc
The families that had houses built for them were part of the Tabitha Savings Pogram. These families save $30USD toward materials and volunteers such as our team fund the balance of the costs. We travel to Cambodia to help finish building the houses. The result is a shared experience and understanding between cultures.
Part of the funds supplied also goes towards a water supply to enable each family access to clean water which help eliminate many illnesses. This also allows the families to increase theit income through raising livestock and growing crops year around.. We arlso feel very priveledged to be a part of paying it forward in this way..
Some highlights from this build