My Name is Taha Abd El Badaie Abd El Aziz and I am 35 years old, my family consists of 4 members me, my wife and 2 Daughters. I work as a Tok Tok driver; my monthly income is EGP 150 which is definitely not enough for our family. House consists of 2 floors, walls are made of mudbricks; the roof is made of thatch and covered with wax polish. It also consists of 2 rooms, small reception and a curtain covered restroom.
My Village is Nazlet Hanna, and what I like the most about it is the cooperation and linking between the people of the village, and also the support the people give each other in their difficult circumstances. I applied for receiving a loan/ support from Habitat’s Egypt housing project to improve my housing and living conditions and health state, and hoping to protect my family from the risk that we were exposed to, like the existence of harmful insects that may penetrate and enter our house. When it used to rain in winter, the rain used to fall upon us from the roof as it was made from thatch and wax polish, before the intervention the house was inhumane for us to live in as it was made of mudbricks so it was really easy for any environmental conditions to barge in to our house.
Before the intervention as well my wife, my daughters and I sometimes used to sleep in the Tok tok that I used to drive for my work in order to protect ourselves from the rain, insects. Etc. but after Habitat’s intervention the situation has totally changed, and we become to have a humane respectful house with a door to protect our safety, as well as having a room of our own me and my wife separated from our daughters to have our own privacy. As well as having a renovated humane restroom with a door to provide privacy.
House after Intervention:
House has been renovated with blocks, and a concrete roof, building a steely gate and a door for the house, 3 windows and 3 rooms’ doors have been renovated, and installing a new Sewage system connection and a new electricity connection. The healthcare program that was offered by Habitat like the lab tests, medical examinations and covering medications, nutritional meals and awareness sessions, And as for me after going through the lab tests, we discovered that I have a percentage of salt crystals, and I am persevering on the medication the Doctor has provided me with and I am improving as well.
As I have described earlier how my and my family’s life has been before the intervention, but after Habitat’s support our life is improved and our housing, living and health conditions are in a better state. I also wish to witness my situation and my neighbours and all the people of the village as well to have well living conditions in a respectful secured hygienic home.