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Generous Support in Difficult Times

The high school in Dhahran, Saudi Arabia, usually volunteers with Habitat for Humanity’s Global Village program. With the COVID-19 pandemic going on, there was no way they could travel to the build site. Many students know how important a decent home to protect against diseases. They decided to raise and donate funds to Habitat for home construction. In these difficult times, the school collected 16,000 USD to support Habitat programs in Lebanon and India.

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What is a slum?

In episode 3 of our podcast series, we talk about informal settlements in Africa with Charles Witbooi, Program Head for Advocacy and Volunteering Engagement at Habitat for Humanity South Africa.

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Studying by candlelight

Episode 5 is driven by young enthusiasts. Linus Wahome, founder and CEO of ManPro Systems Ltd, shares his childhood and school memories . As a family of three tried hard to provide best conditions for their children, Linus and his siblings had to share one candle while doing their homework. Fortunately, this story has a happy ending.  

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Stories from Europe, the Middle East and Africa

Africa

In Africa we empower low-income people to build a better life for themselves and their children.

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The Middle East

Our mission in the Middle East is to build a safe and stable environment where families and communities can thrive. 

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Europe

More and more people in Europe face problems to find a decent place to live. We help to make homes affordable.

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Press releases

Creating a decent place to live for residents of Peace Island in Monrovia

March 23, 2021

Habitat for Humanity and its partner organization World Hope International, along with YMCA and the government of Liberia, completed construction works of a multi-year complex slum upgrading project to improve access to water, sanitation, solid waste collection services and a community infrastructure facility to promote social cohesion in Peace Island, Congo Town.  

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Generous Support in Difficult Times

The high school in Dhahran, Saudi Arabia, usually volunteers with Habitat for Humanity’s Global Village program. With the COVID-19 pandemic going on, there was no way they could travel to the build site. Many students know how important a decent home to protect against diseases. They decided to raise and donate funds to Habitat for home construction. In these difficult times, the school collected 16,000 USD to support Habitat programs in Lebanon and India.

Read more

What is a slum?

In episode 3 of our podcast series, we talk about informal settlements in Africa with Charles Witbooi, Program Head for Advocacy and Volunteering Engagement at Habitat for Humanity South Africa.

Read more

Studying by candlelight

Episode 5 is driven by young enthusiasts. Linus Wahome, founder and CEO of ManPro Systems Ltd, shares his childhood and school memories . As a family of three tried hard to provide best conditions for their children, Linus and his siblings had to share one candle while doing their homework. Fortunately, this story has a happy ending.  

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2020 – Homes, Communities, Hope, You

Even as COVID-19 significantly impacted Habitat’s ability to build at full capacity — and likely will continue to do so in many locations well into 2021 — we still have seen great progress and positive results. In fiscal year 2020, we helped more than 5.9 million people build or improve a place to call home.

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A toilet is not just a toilet

When residents from the Dida-Yaokro and Chickwawa communities constructed toilets, their health improved, the school attendance increased and the environment got cleaner. 

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Uganda can count on its youth

Sixty-five percent of the Ugandan population is made up of young people. Like Susan, they have enormous potential. Habitat helps them to develop their talents.

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Believing in Lucy

Life had been unimaginably hard after Lucy’s mother died nine years ago. Her dad had died a year earlier. Lucy, only in the seventh grade at the time, quit school to raise her younger brothers - Bornface and Gift.

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Reducing pollution in Skopje

Skopje was named Europe’s most polluted capital in 2018 by the World Health Organization. Retrofitting buildings reduces the pollution and improves residents` health who regularly come down with pneumonia.

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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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Generous Support in Difficult Times

The high school in Dhahran, Saudi Arabia, usually volunteers with Habitat for Humanity’s Global Village program. With the COVID-19 pandemic going on, there was no way they could travel to the build site. Many students know how important a decent home to protect against diseases. They decided to raise and donate funds to Habitat for home construction. In these difficult times, the school collected 16,000 USD to support Habitat programs in Lebanon and India.

Read more

What is a slum?

In episode 3 of our podcast series, we talk about informal settlements in Africa with Charles Witbooi, Program Head for Advocacy and Volunteering Engagement at Habitat for Humanity South Africa.

Read more

Studying by candlelight

Episode 5 is driven by young enthusiasts. Linus Wahome, founder and CEO of ManPro Systems Ltd, shares his childhood and school memories . As a family of three tried hard to provide best conditions for their children, Linus and his siblings had to share one candle while doing their homework. Fortunately, this story has a happy ending.  

Read more