Kala Lamgade and her family lived on the banks of the river Bring, and lost their home due to the devastating floods. Surviving on daily earnings of Rs.350-500 (approx $3.50 – $5.00) as a labourer, Kala did not earn enough to support herself, her 5 children, and extended family members. She made the heart-wrenching decision to send her three eldest children to work before they completed their schooling. But even with the combined family income, Kala’s family could not afford to rebuild a safe, strong home. Habitat worked alongside Kala, offering a pathway to strength and stability. By bringing together the community, government agencies and other NGO’s, Habitat is able to serve families like Kala’s who couldn’t easily access support otherwise. Watch the clip below to see what having a decent place to call home means to Kala, her daughter, and other families in their own words.
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