Impact Asia

Making a catalytic ‘25 million people’ impact by 2020

Impact Asia – Making a catalytic ‘25 million people’ impact by 2020

While Habitat for Humanity has helped more than 2.2 million people into decent shelter in the past three decades in the Asia-Pacific region, there are still many in need. Some 800 million people in the Asia-Pacific region lack adequate housing. Many of them are exposed to natural disasters because they build less resilient structures in high-risk areas. Others suffer from health problems because of unsafe drinking water, indoor air pollution or overcrowding.

To address the immense housing need, Habitat for Humanity aims to  reach 25 million people by 2020; enabling 15 million people to secure safe and affordable homes and to engage a further 10 million as volunteers, advocates and supporters.

Habitat began working in the Asia-Pacific region in 1983 with a pilot program in Khammam, India. Habitat's housing solutions include building new homes, repairing and rehabilitating homes, as well as incremental building – upgrading a floor or adding a new room until a family can afford more. We also provide construction technical assistance, skills training and access to clean water and safe sanitation.

With the Asia-Pacific region being the world's most disaster-prone, Habitat is active in post-disaster reconstruction and in building communities' resilience against future catastrophes.

Through the Terwilliger Center for Innovation in Shelter, families have access to housing finance, construction products and services.

Habitat also advocates for housing and land tenure policies and rallies supporters to build, speak out and raise funds for decent homes through regional initiatives such as the Habitat Young Leaders Build.

We are active in Australia, Bangladesh, Cambodia, China, Fiji, India, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Japan, Myanmar (Burma), Nepal, New Zealand, the Philippines, Singapore, Sri Lanka, South Korea, Thailand and Vietnam.

In Japan, Singapore and Hong Kong, Habitat is involved in fund-raising, advocacy and organizing volunteers, along with some limited local repair and home-improvement activities.

The principal Asia-Pacific office is in Manila with a satellite office in Singapore.

Habitat for Humanity Asia-Pacific Office
3rd Floor, 111 Paseo Condo Building Tower 1, Paseo de Roxas corner of Legaspi Street
Makati City 1229, Philippines
Tel: +632 553 4455 Fax: +632 553 2233