This article is a part ofShelter and Construction
Freedaz, 29, Sri Lanka
Living in temporary shelter as refugees after the war in 2009, Freedaz and her husband were struggling to provide for their two children. Freedaz's husband earned a pittance as a labourer and could not provide his family with the security of a comfortable home.
Through Muslim Aid's Housing Programme, Freedaz received the finances to construct a two-bedroom house, sufficient for the needs of her family.
"I am grateful with my family life," she said. "When we were facing a difficult situation in our lives, Muslim Aid provided for us. Now my children are very happy with the new house. They have enough space to live and play and I can proudly say we have a permanent, safer home."