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Homeowner stories

Armenia

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Thanks from Armenia
Habitat is grateful to all its supporters who answered the December appeal and made donations for families in Armenia. Read more

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A warm home for Christmas
“As a young couple, we could never afford to renovate our home without support,” said Siranush Karapetyan, a 33-year-old doctor from Spitak, Armenia. Read more


Bulgaria

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My home will not be my fortress
Everybody knows that children need space for moving around and playing. Read more


Kyrgyzstan

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Kyrgyzstan: Big changes for the big house
“My joy overflows even the new roof of our building,” – says Ludmila Borishevskaya trying to put into words her feelings after fully repaying a Habitat loan last August. Read more

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A warm place for special children in Kyrgyzstan
Elena Domashova is thrilled that when winter arrives in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan, this year, she will have a warm place to live. Read more


Macedonia

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Macedonia: Building homes for a better future
Every morning, Zaklina and Zoran Damjanovksi get up at sunrise to prepare their two boys, Mario and Petar, for school. Read more

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Dreams come true for 24 families in Macedonia
Simeon Gichev, 31 years old, will soon be a proud owner of his first apartment in Veles, an industrial town in central Macedonia. Read more


Romania

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Homes for orphans in Romania
Eighteen years ago Mircea Toca and his wife Lidia from Oradea, in western Romania, decided to help orphans in their country. Read more

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The Mance family from Beius, Romania
Ionut, 27, was born in a small village about 20 kilometers from Beius. His 24-year-old wife, Andreea, comes from Brasov. Read more


Russia

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Learning to hope
The life of my family began to change when a friend of mine told me that there was an organization in Ulan-Ude, which helped people own a home. Read more


Tajikistan

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Tajikistan: All about home
Snow is slowly starting to fall on the roofs of houses in Tajikistan. Families heat up their stoves and sit together in front of the fire. Read more

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Europe and Central Asia stories

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A house for children with special needs
Geri Petkova is a lovely little girl who greets all visitors with a big smile. Last year, she turned 10 but still needs more attention than her 3-year-old sister. Read more

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Turning hopes into homes
After high school Cornelia Les stayed at home to care for her sick father as her parents had separated. Read more