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Video Gallery - Africa/Middle East

Cote d’Ivoire

Established in 1999, Habitat for Humanity Côte d’Ivoire seeks to break the cycle of poverty by working with homeowners to provide safe, dry and secure homes, with decent sanitation.



In Egypt many families live in overcrowded conditions and substandard housing. The people are exposed to the elements.


Habitat for Humanity Ethiopia began construction in 1993 and has since expanded to build houses in 11 communities. One of the groups Habitat works with is the ex-leprosy affected.

In Ethiopia Habitat for Humanity has started a pilot water and sanitation project to help some of the inhabitants of the slums of Addis Ababa.


Since its formation in 1987, HFH Ghana has successfully re-housed thousands of families in safe, affordable homes and has become a specialist in its field.


Habitat for Humanity Jordan is helping to address the risks associated with overcrowded housing conditions in the country.


Habitat For Humanity Kenya launched the Internally Displaced Persons program to build new houses for 335 families of those who have been forcibly removed from their homes.


In Lebanon Habitat for Humanity has started a microfinance program to assist families with repairs to their homes - ensuring a safe environment for parents and children.


Habitat for Humanity Lesotho has served 462 families since 2001.


Habitat Madagascar has built over 2247 houses in the East, Central Highland, West, South Highland and Northwest regions. This video tells the story of the slum upgrade in Moramanga, focusing on Randriamamazo Arsene and his family.


Learn about Habitat for Humanity Malawi. Malawi is a country of immense beauty, but also extreme poverty. Habitat for Humanity Malawi has 18 affiliates that operate in the country and has served more than 7 000 families since 1986.


Formed in 2000, Habitat for Humanity has improved over 1000 homes. Habitat Mozambique has expanded its program to provide housing to the most vulnerable group─ caretakers, orphans and vulnerable children who have lost parents to HIV/AIDS.

South Africa

Since its formation, Habitat for Humanity South Africa has provided shelter for more than 10 000 people and brought volunteers together across racial, economic, cultural and social divides. This is the story of how that involvement changed the lives of the Mlangeni family in Mfuleni, Western Cape

Habitat for Humanity’s Jimmy Carter Work Project 2002 was held June 3-7, 2002, in Durban, South Africa with thousands of volunteers joining former U.S. President Jimmy Carter and his wife, Rosalynn, to build 100 houses.

Volunteers from all over the world answered Archbishop Desmond Tutu’s call. On 30 May 2010, 12 more South African families were handed the keys to safe, decent homes and the Archbishop thanked everyone that had helped to make the Desmond Tutu Community Build such a success.


HFH Uganda has served over 6,700 families since 1982. Here the National Team wish you a very Merry Christmas and thank you for your support for Habitat.

Habitat for Humanity Uganda supports mainly low-income groups with loans for houses and improvements to existing homes.Watch a video about HFHU’s Housing Microfinance Program.

In 2007 HFH Uganda stated segregating its beneficiary families after a realization that some families i.e. the elderly, orphan-headed households and some widows, despite having a willingness to pay, were financially incapacitated. This realization led to the launch of the Orphans and Vulnerable Children program.


Through the international women’s build, Habitat For Humanity Zambia aims to raise over $500,000 for Orphans and Vulnerable Children. This is the story of Dorcas Phiri and her siblings that was told at the event Launch in March 2010.


Egenia Sakala (75) takes care of her four grandchildren, who lost their parents. In July 2010 a Global Village volunteer team from Bristol, UK, built them a new house. Watch a video about Egenia and listen to her family sing a hymn.

Orphans and Vulnerable Children in Africa and the Middle East

Habitat for Humanity Africa and the Middle East needs to find innovative ways to address unique challenges in our area, such as orphans and vulnerable children.

Global Village Volunteering Program

See what people are building through our Global Village program.

Messages from our CEO

Our International CEO, Jonathan Reckford speaks about voluntary engagement, vulnerable groups and housing microfinance.