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Learn about Habitat for Humanity

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.

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

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

2014 Annual Report

Habitat for Humanity has helped more than 1 million families -representing 5 million people- improve their living conditions through Habitat’s housing since the organization was founded in 1976.  

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.