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Follow these links to see the work of Habitat for Humanity in the Africa and Middle East region in action in these audio-visual files.

All for a Purpose (Kenya)

Habitat for Humanity Kenya has launched a project to help house people displaced by post-election violence. In the wake of the disputed results of the east African country’s 2007 presidential election, violence broke out, and ethnic communities that were considered “strangers,” or settlers in certain areas, were forcefully evicted and their houses burned. As a result, more than 1,000 people were killed, and more than 600,000 people were displaced from their homes.
Follow the story of Linet Gesara Maroko
as it appeared in Habitat World.



Vida Normal (OVC Mozambique)

HIV/Aids rob millions of children of their parents and leave them without security and shelter. In Mozambique Habitat for Humanity has an Orphaned and Vulnerable Children program to supply these vulnerable children with decent shelter.
See why Misery, an orphan in Mozambique, changed her name to Innocencia

Looking after the least of these (Lesotho)

In the small, mountainous kingdom of Lesotho, more than 80 percent of the population works in subsistence agriculture, and young boys shepherd small flocks of sheep and goats as their ancestors did. Such scenes may lull observers into a false sense of timelessness. But the modern day has moved into Lesotho with a vengeance: Urbanization has happened too quickly and the HIV/AIDS pandemic has turned a bad situation desperate. In this nation of 2 million, officials estimate there are 180,000 orphans, defined as children who have lost one or both parents. About 100,000 are orphans because of AIDS.
Read the story and see the slideshow
of Mantsane Tsatsi and the seven HIV/Aids orphans she is taking care of in her Habitat house as it appeared in Habitat World.



New Beginnings (Madagascar)

In Madagascar, the wisdom of building incrementally — moving people out of deplorable housing one solid step at a time — is deeply rooted in the culture. Long-term loans such as mortgages are not as common here — where most families survive on less than US$2 a day — as in other parts of the world. To reach more people in need, Habitat for Humanity Madagascar has adapted its traditional Habitat model of homeownership to facilitate more modest projects done over time.
In urban areas where building has begun, Habitat Madagascar also has broadened its focus to include infrastructure improvements — installing drainage ditches, paving walkways, providing safe drinking water and laundry points, creating garbage receptacles.
See the work done in Moramanga in Madagascar.




Pictures: Steffan Hacker