Learn and Build in the United States,
Mozambique, Trinidad and Tobago
Eighty volunteers between the ages of 16 and 18 traveled together to work as participants in Habitat’s Learn and Build Experience. Teams of 16 built in one of six locations: Milwaukee; Arkansas’ Saline County; Winston-Salem, N.C.; Washington, D.C.; Trinidad and Tobago; and Mozambique. Hear from participant Mallory Kenna, who built in Mozambique.

 

Reaching more families in Tajikistan
In fiscal year 2013, Habitat Tajikistan partnered with more than 5,000 families — almost half the country program’s cumulative total of more than 12,000 families served since 1999. This capital growth was fueled mainly by a partnership with leading Tajik microfinance institution, IMON. Habitat Tajikistan supports families through new house construction; the repair and renovation of homes and multi-apartment blocks; installation of water filters in remote rural communities; disaster mitigation in earthquake-prone areas; and the offering of professional training and locally manufactured construction materials.

Habitat’s 2014 Carter Work Project will be in Texas.

Carter Work Project 2014 location announced
As the October 2013 Carter Work Project came to a close in Oakland and San Jose, Calif.; Denver; New York City; and Union Beach, N.J., the location for the 2014 event was unveiled. Next year, the Carters and their fellow volunteers head to North Texas to build with Dallas Area Habitat and Fort Worth’s Trinity Habitat.
Advocating for change in Hungary
Nearly one third of Hungarian families struggle to pay for housing, according to Habitat Hungary’s Annual Report About Housing Poverty for 2012. The report was created to provide an overview of problems and trends based on available data and to assess policy developments with regard to housing poverty.