In August 2011, we began assisting 29 extremely poor squatter families in Kandal Province. These families were forced off their own land at gunpoint in 2005 and forced to relocate. They were given $200 per family and threatened with extreme violence. Since then, they have been living on top of a drainage ditch. Some of their homes flood more than 2 meters (6ft) deep each raining season.
Rock Foundation has built 27 new homes on stilts in this village and we are pleased to announce that 2012 was the first year in 8 years that none of these families were forced to leave their homes due to the flooding!