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About Habitat for Humanity




Where we build
Habitat for Humanity has an active presence in 16 countries in the Latin America and Caribbean region, as well as unique partnerships throughout the region.

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

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.

2011 Annual Report
Habitat for Humanity served a record 81,399 families worldwide in fiscal year 2011 through construction, rehabilitation and repairs.

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). Some thirty years later, some 30,000 houses have been built in Guatemala and the organization has touched the lives of many people across the region.

From any point of view, Habitat for Humanity in Latin America and the Caribbean is a story of success. More than 100,000 families, in over 20 countries, have been served in the region.

In addition, excellent partnerships are being developed in the different countries throughout the region, as well as in the rest of the world. These experiences—both personal and financial—reflect a profound commitment to Habitat’s mission. Each year more people become involved throughout the region, and the work extends beyond borders.

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