Dam-tot-Damloop 2018: September 23

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On September 23rd one of the biggest running events in the world will take place again in Amsterdam: the Dam tot Damloop! Fifty thousand runners are able to participate in the 34th edition of the Dam tot Damloop on Sunday 23 September. What makes this event so special are the great atmosphere, the unique passage through the IJtunnel, it being one of the biggest business runs in the world, and the start and finish are located in two different cities.The main distance is 10 English Mile.

This year Habitat will bring a running team to the start for the sixth time: 20 people will run and raise funds for Habitat for Humanity Netherlands.Habitat for Humanity International is a nonprofit organization that seeks to eliminate poverty housing and homelessness from the world and make decent shelter a matter of conscience and action worldwide.

You can help! Run the Dam-tot-Damloop in our team and mobilize your network to sponsor you. Combine being active with a fundraiser! Click Join the team and run for Habitat!

All team members are asked for a registration fee of € 25 and to raise funds for Habitat, a minimum target of another € 125 for our project in Cambodia. We will arrange your starting ticket, you will get a Habitat running shirt and ofcourse we will help you with all information, tips and tricks needed to raise sponsors!

Want to know more about the Dam tot Damloop? Please check http://www.damloop.nl/en/introduction/

Rosalie van Zeijts

Do you want to join our Damloop team? 
Click 'I join the team' below to subscribe. We will ask you to pay the registration fee and you can directly start your fundraiser. Of course we will help you with all information, tips and tricks needed to raise sponsors!

What can I expect from Habitat?
We will register you with the Damloop organisation for your starting ticket and you will get a running shirt. 

Date and time
De 10 mile Damloop is on September 23rd. Starting time is not final yet, but will be around 11.00 o'clock.

What does Habitat do with the fundraising money?
This year the money raised by the Damloop team will go to a project in Cambodia. Cambodia is one of the poorest countries in Southeast Asia. After more than 25 years of civil war and oppression by the Khmer Rouge, Cambodia has been able to seriously reduce poverty in the country. However, many people living in rural areas still lack basic rights and necessities.

Habitat Cambodia is committed to improving the lives of those living in rural areas. Besides building and improving homes, Habitat also focuses on improving water- and sanitation facilities for the poorest and most vulnerable families. For these families a new, decent house means a new start. Furthermore, no longer having to worry about living conditions means that families can now fully focus on creating a new future for themselves.

With your fundraising money you will help build a new future for the families in Cambodia!

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€50 09-10-2018 | 07:22 To: Sundance Home #2 in Cambodia - Chicago Marathon 2018 I did not want to pay until I made sure you were actually going to run it AGAIN!!! You are too much Dorjath!!!
€25 07-10-2018 | 12:50 To: Sundance Home #2 in Cambodia - Chicago Marathon 2018
€50 07-10-2018 | 09:02 To: Sundance Home #2 in Cambodia - Chicago Marathon 2018
€25 06-10-2018 | 23:53 To: Sundance Home #2 in Cambodia - Chicago Marathon 2018 Good luck, bud ! So proud of you . "Keep chasing and achieving your dreams", like you used to say <3. In thoughts with you tomorrow for this big challenge !
€50 05-10-2018 | 21:03 To: Sundance Home #2 in Cambodia - Chicago Marathon 2018 Best of luck for the marathon!
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Cambodia Project Results

18-07-2021 | 10:01 Posted on: Sundance Home #2 in Cambodia - Chicago Marathon 2018 Thank you for your donations in 2018 to this important project. Here is some information from Habitat for Humanity about the results:   Hi Jill, I would like you to meet Sok Mel and her family. Thanks to your fundraiser, they now have a safe house. Sok Mel is 28 years old, her family has four members: her husband Mai, their daughter Sophy (18 months) and their son Phy (1 month). The family lives in a small village near Siem Reap, in the Angkor Thom district. Most of the people living in this village are farmers and some people go to find jobs in Siem Reap City as construction workers or as servers in restaurants. This family lives under the poverty line and gets income from informal labor. Sok Mel and Mai both work to ensure they have enough food. Sok Mel used to work at a farm, but now they have children and she is a bucket weaver. She sells the buckets at the market for $ 1,15 per bucket. It is a good job for her, because she can take car of the children and still earn some money. Mai is also a farmer, mostly in the Siem Reap district, and sometimes he works in Thailand. Their old house was very sub-standard. The walls where made of palm leafs and the roof was made of old sinc plates. Sok Mel said “Before it was difficult to live in my old house, while it was windy or raining. I always got out of my house because the roof and walls were leaking and shaking. It was not safe and the pillars were old.” After they moved into their new house and after the livelihood training from Habitat for Humanity Cambodia, Mel Sok says: “I feel extremely happy and it is changing my family completely better than before. Besides this, the repaired house provides me and my family with a new life”. She added: “I sleep well at night since I don’t worry anymore about rain and wind. I feel safe when I go far from my house to work, and my health is getting better through the education on clean water, sanitation and hygiene provided by Habitat for Humanity Cambodia.” Apart from the above support, Sok Mel understood well about how to fix the house and recognized the importance of keeping the house clean. As a result, her house is a good environment for her. “Thank you so much for supporting my family. Wishing you success in all you do.” Project overview: All Habitat houses in this project in Cambodia are built with a toilet, providing access to proper water and sanitation to enhance the quality of beneficiaries’ lives. The homeowners are now living in safe, adequate, quality dwellings with access to water, sanitation and hygiene facilities. The sense of security and the cohesion of families are enhanced through the provision of disaster-resilient housing solutions and sanitation facilities. Homepartners are also trained in good sanitary behavior and in maintaining their homes.   
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