Project Development Progress of Home Construction for the Poor

     On 8th to 10th February 2022, The SDG Project Team of Regional Development Community (RDC) visited the Home for the Poor project site in Sabah.
    Two H4P houses are being built in two different locations, namely Kg Kayau, & Kg Belatik, Papar, Sabah. This construction project has started in early February 2022. The progress to date is the construction of house foundations in Kg Kayau and site clearance in Kg Belatik. Construction of the foundation of the house in Kg Belatik is expected to begin in early March 2022. . Based on the use of the “timber frame” system, the contractor needs 2 months to complete the project. 

Home for the Poor Overview

build houses for 10 families

In many parts of the Asia Pacific region, we have discovered that families of sometimes up to 8 or more people are living in houses that are very impoverished, without proper living quarters, clean water, and sanitation.

The Project Objectives

In the immediate term, RDC plans to embark on assisting marginalized communities under extreme poverty. This community is in a vicious cycle due to low-income, poor education background and marginalization.

a) The first step is to assist the community to have proper living conditions and future generations could improve their livelihood to grow further out of poverty.

b) A proper house consisting of 3 bedrooms with a family area, kitchen bathroom, with proper sanitation will be built for them.

This project shall fulfil United Nation SDGs (Sustainable Development Goals) that is no. 1 No poverty, No. 2, Good health and wellbeing and No. 3 Clean water and sanitation.

Location of the Project

Initially the project will be in Sabah. Certain parts of Sabah are still under conditions of extreme poverty. Numbers of houses to be constructed depending on availability of the funds. The following is the proposed construction schedule for 5 houses;

The Project Cost:

The budget includes material supply, workmanship, transportation, operation cost and management. In the initial stage, Regional Development Community Berhad (RDC) intends to build 10 new houses.

The cost for each house is RM50,000, with a total of RM500,000 to be raised.