Habitat homeowner in garden, Guatemala

About us

Latin America and the Caribbean

Habitat for Humanity is a non-governmental, non-profit global organization, that works so that people have a decent place to live. Habitat has an active presence in 16 countries in Latin America and the Caribbean , as well as unique partnerships throughout the region.

Latin America and the Caribbean

In 1979, Habitat for Humanity opened its doors in Guatemala, the first country in Latin America and the second country outside of the United States (after the Democratic Republic of Congo). Today, Habitat for Humanity has served almost 450.000 families in Latin America and the Caribbean through home construction, renovations and critical home repairs or increased access to improved shelter through products and services. 

Our mission…

Seeking to put God’s love into action, Habitat for Humanity brings people together to build homes, communities and hope.

Our vision…

A world where everyone has a decent place to live. 

Where we build

Families around the world partner with Habitat for Humanity to build places they can call home.

What we do

Habitat for Humanity does much more than build houses. Learn about the five different areas in which we work. 

Annual Report

Since 1976, Habitat has helped 6.8 million people find strength, stability and independence through safe, decent and affordable shelter.

Contact information

Habitat for Humanity International
Latin America and the Caribbean office

del Hotel Best Western Irazú
300 al noreste y 100 este
La Uruca, San José
Costa Rica

Phone: +506 2296 8120
Email: lac@habitat.org