Stories

Read about Habitat's work in your community and around the world.

Solar streetlamps bring security, opportunity

In Canaan, an informal settlement in Haiti of families displaced by the deadly 2010 earthquake, Habitat installed 200 energy-efficient streetlamps in capital-area neighborhoods and now is working to create a pool of qualified residents in each neighborhood to maintain them.

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Love never quits

It was 1942, and on the outskirts of the rural South Georgia town of Americus, a radical experiment began. Koinonia Farm was the culmination of the lifelong passions of farmer and biblical scholar Clarence Jordan. On that farm, among rows of pecan trees, after years of struggles caused by boycotts and persecution, the seeds for Habitat for Humanity were sown.

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