Every house has a story

Every house has a story

The tale of House #265 is woven of love and builds a bridge between cultures Every home has a story and that is certainly true of all VBC houses. We’ve built more than 270 houses and the combination of different family elements and different volunteer groups means...
VBC – Celebrating house 200

VBC – Celebrating house 200

VBC – Building a better futureIt’s celebration week for VBC this week.We’ve reached a major milestone as we build our 200th house this week.Our achievements:Four and a half years.200 houses40 wells85 toiletsA warehouseA community Centre with four classrooms, computer...
The difference a house makes

The difference a house makes

If you ever wondered what difference a VBC house makes to a family – you just have to spend some time with P.This quietly spoken 15-year-old is the youngest of five girls and is so relieved to have a new home to live in, and significantly better living conditions that...
VBC staff retreat

VBC staff retreat

Sandwiched between the week building house #200 and a week where we had nearly 100 volunteers building five houses, we went on a staff retreat – to the beach! This might not sound like a big deal to many, but most of our team had never been to the beach. In fact, some...
VBC celebrates P’chum Ben

VBC celebrates P’chum Ben

The streets of Siem Reap are quieter this week. It’s P’chum Ben, the biggest holiday in Cambodia and a time when families get together, people return to their hometown and visit pagodas to offer thanks and most importantly, to feed the hungry ghosts. This Buddhist...
VBC builds Virginia’s Village

VBC builds Virginia’s Village

As so often happens with Cambodia, this story started with a holiday and turned into a long love affair. The Lazzeri family – like many before them – came to Cambodia on vacation and fell in love with the country and it’s beautiful people. That one trip inspired them...