- Capital city – Berlin
- Population – 80+ million
- Life expectancy – 81 years
- Unemployment rate – 3.8%
- GDP per capita – $50,800
Find more country facts on: CIA The World Factbook – Germany
- When Habitat started in Germany – 1998
- Volunteers mobilized in FY2019 – 243
- Funds raised (2016-2019) – €6+ million
Habitat for Humanity in Germany
Habitat for Humanity Germany began operations in 1998. The national office is based in Cologne with nine staff members and five people on the board of directors.
Our work is primarily focused on raising funds for the international projects of Habitat for Humanity as well as a Global Village volunteer sending program to help construct homes.
Habitat Germany has developed good relations with a number of corporate partners. Among many supporters in Germany are corporations such as SAP SE, Henkel AG & Co. KGaA and Hermes Germany GmbH. By donating or volunteering, German companies engage to fulfill their corporate social responsibility.
Habitat Germany’s focus
Foundations, organizations and institutions
Habitat Germany has established relationships with institutions and foundations. It is a member of the U.N.-affiliated Global Compact Network in Germany that brings together industry and nonprofits. It is also actively raising funds for emergency relief work, such as the 2015 Nepal earthquake, and is a member of Aktion Deutschland Hilft, the country’s No. 1 relief coalition. The Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development officiates as an aid donor for Habitat Germany as well.
In Germany, Habitat works through building long-term corporate relations with leading businesses by raising funds and sending volunteers on corporate volunteering construction trips.
HoffnungsBAUer – Initiative HopeBUILDer
Habitat Germany has established an initiative especially designed for the social responsibility of corporates from the construction and real estate industry. As “hopebuilders” the members of the initiative pool their engagement and support Habitat’s work as well as participate in corporate volunteering construction trips.
Habitat Germany partners with international schools and clubs in Germany, Austria and Switzerland. Every year through Habitat’s Global Village volunteer program, around 15 teams of students and teachers travel to various parts of the world to build or renovate homes alongside low-income families in need of decent shelter. Work with Habitat allows school and corporate volunteer construction teams to raise their social responsibility and strengthen community spirit through service learning.
Habitat Germany offers up to three open trips annually for any person interested in volunteering. Everyone can join such a team to help build homes abroad, meet new people and join the Habitat spirit.
What you can do
Habitat for Humanity Deutschland e. V. | Auf dem Berlich 30 | 50667 Köln | Deutschland
T +49 (0)221 5795950 | F +49 (0)221 57959529 | [email protected]