Making An Impact Across The Asia-Pacific Region
Every day an estimated 205 families around world have a better home thanks to the work of Habitat for Humanity, its volunteers and partners.
Habitat for Humanity’s work involves more than building new single and multi-family dwellings. Habitat “housing solutions” include rehabilitating or repairing homes, as well as incremental building – upgrading a floor or adding a new roof until a family can afford more. As Habitat seeks to meet housing needs around the globe, the organization has become active in rebuilding following natural and man-made disasters, housing microfinance, advocacy, weather proofing, disaster mitigation and preparedness, technical training, environmentally-sustainable and low-cost construction technologies, and water and sanitation projects.
Habitat began working in the Asia-Pacific region in 1983 with a pilot program in Khammam, India. Since then, Habitat has provided approximately 113,000 homes and served an estimated 565,000 around the region (as of December 2010). Every year, tens of thousands of families are helped to acquire new homes or rehabilitate or repair existing ones, as well as to access financial and technical assistance.
Habitat for Humanity helped an estimated 29,600 families in the Asia-Pacific region in the year to December 2010. That means every 18 minutes an Asian or a Pacific family has a better home and a better life thanks to Habitat for Humanity, its volunteers and partners.
Over the years, Habitat has been active in Afghanistan, Australia, Bangladesh, Cambodia, China, Fiji, India, Indonesia, Japan, Laos, Malaysia, Mongolia, Myanmar (Burma), Nepal, New Zealand, Pakistan, Papua New Guinea, the Philippines, Singapore, Sri Lanka, South Korea, Thailand, Timor Leste (East Timor), Vietnam and several smaller Pacific Island nations.
In Japan, Singapore and Hong Kong (part of Habitat for Humanity China), 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 Bangkok with satellite offices in Singapore and Phnom Penh.
Habitat for Humanity Asia-Pacific Office
Q House, 8th Floor, 38 Convent Road, Silom, Bangrak, Bangkok 10500, Thailand
Tel: +66-(0)2-632-0415 Fax: +66-(0)2-632-0445