05 Jul 2018
Le Dai Nghia, National Consultant
We went back to visit beneficiary households of the Damrey Housing Rehabilitation and Recovery project in Phu Hoa district, Phu Yen province on an early June morning, two months after the inaugural ceremony. The first commune we visited was Hoa An where the first houses had been completed and handed over to beneficiary families. As we crossed the wide field, we could see glimpses of the new roof on Ms Suu's new home, shaded by tall casuarina trees. The long and narrow country lane leading to Ms. Suu’s house was lined with more casuarina trees. At last, we reached Ms. Suu’s house, and before us stood a tall, sturdy and beautiful house. Ms. Suu was standing at the entrance, and welcomed us with a happy smile. She invited us into her home and gave us a tour of the house she had dreamed about.
"Thanks to the project, my two children and I now have a spacious and safe house to live in. The project and authority officials definitely made my dream come true” said Ms Suu. “Now my children and I feel more secure and comfortable living in this storm-and flood-resilient house, that we do not need to evacuate when …