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Tithe program




Habitat Tithe builds a WORLD where everyone has a decent place to live.

What is tithe?

  • To take at least 10 percent of what we have been blessed with and give it back to God and back to our ministry.
  • Through our Tithe program, Habitat partners are not only eliminating poverty housing from their own communities, but also eliminating poverty housing in communities around the world.

Why do we tithe?

  • The decision is based on our biblical roots as an ecumenical Christian ministry.
  • Tithing within Habitat — a global organization that seeks to eliminate poverty housing and homelessness from the face of the earth — ensures that funding reaches the countries that have both a Habitat presence and some of the greatest need.

Tithe then and now

  • At a home dedication in Zaire in 1979, our founder, Millard Fuller, received the first $200 tithe, which he used to help launch a new Habitat affiliate in Aguacatan, Guatemala.
  • From that one donation, the entire Habitat tithe program started.


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Tithes without borders

Habitat Tajikistan and Habitat Guatemala: A healthy partnership