Family in Kenya

What we do

Europe, Middle East and Africa

We are a global, nonprofit housing organisation with more than 40 years of experience working with people in poor places in over 25 countries throughout Europe, the Middle East and Africa.

Our experience and geographic reach are unique, as is the range of housing solutions and strategies we can deliver. Our solutions include advocacy, microfinance products and disaster relief and mitigation.  

We work with our partners - funders, donors, fellow faith organisations and people in local communities to help solve their specific housing problems. We also seek to influence the way housing and related shelter issues are assessed, prioritized and funded by local, national and international governments and inter-government forums. 

Because the housing poverty challenge is so large, no single organisation can solve it. Because housing problems vary depending on where people live, no single product works everywhere.  

This is why we need your help as a funder, a donor or a volunteer.

To learn more about our work, you can read our stories. You can also contact us to find out how we can work together with families in the world’s poorest communities to build better homes and better lives.

“In my professional life, I have seen housing strengthen health, education, families, communities and economies.”
— Ron Terwilliger, Habitat for Humanity International Board of Directors Member and Chair emeritus

Housing Microfinance

Habitat collaborates with partner microfinance institutions and helps them develop housing loans, provides trainings to homeowners on managing their loans, and offers construction assistance.

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Energy efficiency

Habitat for Humanity is working with USAID to pioneer new ways to help communities overcome the legacy of poorly built, energy inefficient housing stock of multi-apartment buildings, and to create strong, stable and healthy communities for the future.

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Disaster Response programs

Our disaster response teams assess options for responding as quickly as possible in the wake of a disaster. Learn more about our disaster response efforts and how you can help.

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Join people in your own community and all over the world who are advocating for access to safe and affordable housing. Become a Habitat for Humanity advocate.

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Vulnerable Groups

Vulnerable groups often face poverty and exclusion, even in the developed countries of Europe. Whole communities are deprived of opportunities and pushed to the margins of society.

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Families who partner with us build their own homes alongside volunteers, pay an affordable mortgage and are grateful for your help.