Americus, Ga. - Dec. 7, 2000 - The African country of Mozambique was officially approved by Habitat for Humanity International’s Board of Directors to its global house building network during the organization’s fall meeting in Hyderabad, India.
“Expanding to new horizons, like Mozambique, allows Habitat for Humanity to reach out and work with people in need worldwide to eliminate substandard housing,” said Millard Fuller, founder and president of Habitat for Humanity International.
Mozambique is considered one of the poorest countries in the world, but the country has undertaken a series of economic reforms. Unfortunately, steps toward economic growth were severely hampered in the early part of the year when severe flooding left hundreds stranded and homeless.
Currently, four national partners have been hired and trained in Mozambique and are ready to begin the affiliate development process in four targeted communities. The short-term plan is to complete eight houses by the end of 2001.
Habitat for Humanity in Mozambique needs support from financial sponsors and volunteer laborers to build simple, decent, healthy and affordable homes with people in need of adequate shelter.
Dedicated to eliminating poverty housing, Habitat for Humanity International is an ecumenical Christian ministry founded by Millard Fuller, along with his wife, Linda. Habitat for Humanity International and its affiliates in more than 2,000 communities in 76 nations have built and sold more than 100,000 homes to partner families at no profit with zero-interest mortgages.