Making a catalytic ‘25 million people’ impact by 2020
Habitat for Humanity’s work involves more than building new single and multi-family dwellings. Habitat housing solutions include rehabilitating or repairing homes, as well as incremental building—upgrading a floor or adding a new roof until a family can afford more.
As Habitat seeks to meet housing needs around the globe, the organization has become active in rebuilding following natural disasters, housing finance, advocacy, weather proofing, disaster risk reduction and preparedness, technical training, environmentally-sustainable and low-cost construction technologies, and water and sanitation projects.
Habitat began working in the Asia-Pacific region in 1983 with a pilot program in Khammam, India. Since then, Habitat has supported close to 2.4 million individuals in the region. Every year, tens of thousands of families are helped to acquire new homes or rehabilitate or repair existing ones, as well as to access financial and technical assistance.
Habitat is active in Australia, Bangladesh, Cambodia, China, Fiji, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Japan, Myanmar (Burma), Nepal, New Zealand, the Philippines, Singapore, Sri Lanka, South Korea, Thailand and Vietnam.
In Hong Kong, Japan and Singapore, Habitat is involved in fund-raising, advocacy and organizing volunteers, along with some limited local repair and home-improvement activities.
The principal Asia-Pacific office is in Manila, Philippines, with a satellite office in Singapore.