Kasturi lives with her husband and four children. Having never had the opportunity to study, Kasturi knows the value of education, so she and her husband strive to ensure that their children get a proper education. Kasturi works as a domestic worker to supplement the family income.
With the support of her employer, Kasturi started constructing her own house in Kothanur. However, the family earnings and support from her employer was insufficient for them to complete the house.
Habitat provided the family with an interest free loan and Kasturi was able to build a two-storey home. Kasturi and Selvamuthu along with their four children are now immensely happy that they have a house of their own where they can live in safety and security.
|Gokulappa and his wife Gowramma have been living in the Vijanapura slum area for over 30 years along with their two children. Their house comprised a one room enclosure with a thatched roof. Gokulappa and his wife, are both laborers and with support from Habitat they were able to build a new home for themselves. The house has a granite stone foundation, cement bricked walls, a living room, bed room, a kitchen and a toilet. Gokulappa’s family is excited that they have a house to call their own. “A home of our own will transform the future of our children and their aspirations” says a proud Gokulappa.
||Umadevi and her husband Raja live on the periphery of the new Bayappanahalli slum, along with their three school going children. Umadevi is a domestic worker while her husband earns an income as a mason. Umadevi’s family has been living in a makeshift hut with asbestos roofing along a sewage drain in the slum area. Through an interest free loan provided by Habitat they were able to construct their own house with a kitchen, hall, bedroom and a private toilet. Umadevi and Raja are grateful that their new home offers safety and security for their children in addition to a better environment in which they can study.