Many Ghanaians live in substandard communal housing that may shelter up to 40 members of an extended family.
Single-family Habitat homes are a vast improvement.
A typical Habitat house is made up of two bedrooms and a hall, with an external latrine and washroom. Walls made of sun-dried earthen blocks and plastered with cement are built onto a concrete foundation and cement screed floor. The house is capped with an aluminum roof.
Habitat’s work in Ghana
Active in Ghana since 1987, Habitat Ghana has helped families build nearly 6,000 houses in more than 135 communities. Average house cost: US$3,010*
*House costs fluctuate.