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When home is a refugee camp

Beirut`s labyrinthine slum, Shatila, has been built over decades by people fleeing conflict and poverty. It is on prime real estate, in the middle of the city, yet is largely hidden from Lebanese society.

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She owns - we prosper

Allowing women in Africa to own land and houses would help reduce homelessness and slum area growth. They have raised their voices about it in Brussels during the European Development Days.

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Read about Habitat's work in Europe, Middle East, and Africa.

A remarkable woman

Mamolelekeng is a remarkable woman. She's 82. And she is single-handedly raising five orphaned great grandchildren by herself.

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One loan at a time

Nditty is building her dream home thanks to the program that is helping thousands of Kenyans build low-cost and affordable housing. Now she is also a proud owner of twelve cows and a greenhouse.

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Destitute and homeless

After the death of her husband, local laws forced Bertha and her five children out of their home. Now, they consider their new Habitat home 'a miracle'.

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