Habitat for Humanity and Somfy Foundation extend partnership
Bratislava, (May 21, 2020) - A new housing project of Habitat for Humanity and Somfy Foundation aims to help 30 vulnerable households in Egypt in need of housing.
In 2014, Somfy and Habitat for Humanity started a pilot project in Brazil with the objective to improve the living conditions and quality of life of single mothers. Following the successful pilot and vision of a decent place to live, this partnership has gradually expanded to seven countries: Australia, Brazil, China, Lebanon, Poland, USA, and now Egypt.
- Somfy Foundation and its local subsidiaries supported more than 250 people with better homes.
- 750 people assisted with community projects.
- Housing renovation projects help beneficiaries live in decent conditions and healthy space.
In times when home has become a front-line defence against the coronavirus, Habitat’s mission of providing access to safe, decent and affordable shelter has become more important than ever. In Egypt, nearly 20 million people live in substandard housing, which endangers safety of families and causes severe health problems.
Renovation and housing projects with partners like Somfy Foundation allow Habitat for Humanity to help the most vulnerable to have healthier living conditions, provide access to clean water and keep them safe.
Habitat for Humanity International
Driven by the vision that everyone deserves a decent place to live, Habitat for Humanity began in 1976 as a grassroots effort. The housing organization has since grown to become a leading global charity working in more than 70 countries. Habitat for Humanity works in partnership with families and individuals in need of a hand-up to build or improve a place they can call home. Learn more at habitat.org/emea or follow @HabitatEMEA.
Founded in 1969 in the Arve Valley, in the Haute-Savoie region of France, and now operating in 58 countries, Somfy is the preferred partner for window and door automation and a pioneer in the connected home. The Group is constantly innovating to guarantee comfort, wellbeing and security in the home and is committed to promoting sustainable development. Somfy Foundation aims to give everyone the dignity they deserve.