22 December 2010 – DEXUS has put together a team to help Habitat for Humanity to fund a new campaign for 100 Australian women to travel to Nepal and help build homes for some of the poorest female-headed families in the world.
The team comprising of chief operating officer Tanya Cox, head of human resources Pat Daniels and head of marketing & communications Emma Parry has chipped in $1000 from each member as well as travel and accommodation expenses.
“We are seeking to raise together at least $15,000 in donations and welcome your support, large or small,” the team said this week.
“All donations are tax deductible and go directly to the Nepal Build fundraising campaign.”
According to a note distributed by the team, “Nepal is a desperately poor country where more than half the population earns less than $1 per day. Nepali women are particularly disadvantaged, with a life expectancy as low as 52 years.”
The project extends for 1 week from Sunday, 6 March to Saturday, 12 March 2011, to coincide with the 100th anniversary of International Women’s Day.
Click here to donate and to see how the campaign is going https://www.habitat.org.au/dexus