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Largest Project Success! 

We have completed the last phase of our largest ever project in a Hong Kong - the renovation of Hong Kong Society for the Aged's SAGE Madam Ho Sin Hang Home for the Elderly in Pok Fu Lam. We were able to finish the project thanks to support from BASF. On 28 April, volunteers helped scrape away loose paint and patched wall cracks in a stuffy stairwell. A simple closing ceremony signalled this project coming to an end, resulting in a brighter, healthier, more comfortable home - a decent, dignified place for senior citizens to live in their twilight years.  

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Prudence - Join hands in creating a decent place to live
In March, 72 Prudential staffs from 11 different countries came together to build homes in Yogyakarta, Indonesia, as part of their 11th PruVolunteer programme. The staff cooperated to finish assigned tasks, mixing cement and laying bricks. Many volunteers reported the trip led to them having moments of epiphany; as they built houses with their own hands, they were reminded to cherish what they already have. Through the sharing of these meaningful memories, we hope to attract more volunteers to join hands with us in creating a world where everyone has a decent place to live.
Blooms bring joy to Grandma Ho
Avid gardeners have romantic notions of spring breezes caressing their flowers. Not so for 90-year-old Grandma Ho: "When there is a strong wind, paint flakes drop from my ceiling, hurting my flowers. It makes me sad!" She has fifteen potted plants in her living room, with orchids her favourite flowers and they bring her great pleasure. Six volunteers from the Hong Kong Institution of Engineers' Civil Division paid a visit to Lei Muk Shue Estate and helped Grandma Ho fix her ceiling. They were surprised and delighted to learn how important flowers were to Grandma Ho and how they were able to bring that joy back to her life. 
The new motivation to thrive
Nguyen Van Huy and his wife were one of the poorest families in their hamlet in Tien Phuoc district, Vietnam. Their 25 square metre house was at risk of collapse during heavy rain, and they had to ask neighbours for shelter when there was a typhoon or a big storm. “No matter how hard we tried, our income was hardly enough for basic necessities and medication for kids, let alone home repairs.”Huy said. Understanding the family’s challenges, Habitat for Humanity Vietnam provided them with a grant of approximately US$1,400 and a loan of around US$900 to build a new home which is a safe and warm place. Also has given them a motivation to thrive.
India Build 2018
Families inhabiting a slum in Bawana, situated north west of Delhi, India, live in unhygienic conditions with no toilets or clean drinking water, severely compromising their health. Some efforts have been made by government and other organisations to improve conditions since 2005, but problems have increased over time and the population of Bawana has grown. Habitat is looking for volunteers to travel to Delhi to help families in Bawana improving their living conditions. Please join us for this 'India Build'. Together, we will work with these low-income families to build strength, stability and self-reliance.

Activity: Building homes or public facilities (includes mixing cement and transporting materials)
Participants: Aged 18 or above
Date: 23 – 29 August 2018
Location: Delhi, India
Fees: HKD8,670 (excludes flight tickets & visa)
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