Increasing capacity in Sri Lanka
Thanks to funding from the Indian government, Habitat for Humanity Sri Lanka has launched one of the largest housing projects in its history. Habitat Sri Lanka will build 4,000 houses with internally displaced people in the Batticaloa district of the country’s Eastern Province. These houses are the second phase of the India-supported, multiple-agency project, which aims to help 50,000 families build homes by 2015.
Partnership pays off for Habitat
As we shared in our May issue, shoppers at 1,100 jcpenney locations were given the option during the month of May to support Habitat by rounding up their purchase total to the next dollar. The end result: more than $1.1 million in donations for Habitat for Humanity.
Award-winning report in South Africa
In June, Habitat for Humanity South Africa’s 2011 Annual Report won a Silver Lion at the Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity. This is the fourth award the report has won, with a Gold and a Bronze won at the 2012 Loerie Awards and a Bronze at the International Clio Awards earlier in 2013.
Working toward inclusion in Romania, Indonesia and Kyrgyzstan
Habitat for Humanity was honored with InterAction’s 2013 Disability Inclusion Award. InterAction is an alliance of U.S.-based nongovernmental organizations that work in developing countries to overcome poverty and improve quality of life. The award recognizes member organizations that have worked to improve inclusion and specifically recognizes Habitat programs in Romania, Indonesia and Kyrgyzstan.
“My story, my country and my rights” in Colombia
In the village of Suba, in the city of Bogota, Habitat for Humanity Colombia has partnered with the local municipality for a project called “My story, my country and my rights.” The project affords Colombians displaced by internal armed conflicts the opportunity to tell their stories through workshops and recreational activities. By focusing on historical memory, health, labor and housing for these families, the project is helping Habitat Colombia to develop a more comprehensive program for helping such communities.