Great Britain

10 The Grove
Slough

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Country Facts

 

  • Capital city – London
  • Population – 67.8 million
  • Life expectancy – 80 years
  • Unemployment rate – 3.8%
  • GDP per capita – 40,391 USD

 

Habitat Facts

  • Established – 1995
  • Individuals served in FY2019 – 5
  • Volunteers mobilized in FY2019 – 376
  • Funds raised – £1.6 million

 

Habitat for Humanity in Great Britain

Habitat for Humanity Great Britain was founded in January 1995 as a fundraising office to raise money and awareness for the global work of Habitat for Humanity International.

Our vision is a world where everyone has a decent place to live. We seek a world where housing poverty is eliminated. 

We believe that the home is a key catalyst in helping to permanently break the cycle of poverty. To achieve this, we build homes, partnerships, communities and networks.

In addition to homes, we emphasize disaster response; water, sanitation and hygiene, or WASH; and empowerment of women.

 

Habitat Great Britain’s focus

Building homes

We build affordable, social housing to tackle urban poverty from slums to rural areas. Upgrading slums is one of our core activities in developing countries where ever-expanding informal settlements is an issue.

We work with the most vulnerable families to provide safe and decent housing. Affordable housing is key so we offer energy efficiency program, such as renovating apartment blocks in Europe, bringing safe cooking stoves to  new homes in Bangladesh, and implementing solar powered heating and electricity.

Tackling housing poverty in GB

In Great Britain, we build and renovate properties to help alleviate housing poverty. We provide project management and construction expertise to ensure that vulnerable people living in the UK have a safe and decent place to call home.

Disaster response

Our disaster relief work takes us across the world to support the communities worst hit by natural disasters. War, conflict and civil unrest also create millions of refugees, whom we often work with to rehabilitate homes and communities.

Water, sanitation and hygiene 

Our “WASH” programs aim to:

  • Build latrines and water supply systems.

  • Dig and cover sewage systems.

  • Create waste management systems.

  • Educate people about basic hygiene.

Empowering women

Habitat Great Britain believes in empowering women in the communities where we work. This is done in many ways, such as helping women to secure land rights, addressing women’s rights and landownership in slums, and helping women thrive by participating in female-only home construction events.

 

What you can do

DONATE

Please click here to donate to Habitat for Humanity GB

VOLUNTEER

Join one of the scheduled Global Village trips overseas here. Alternatively you can fundraise for us. Click here to see our fundraising ideas page.

 

CONTACT

Jemma Reid                                                           Tessa Kelly

Global Volunteering Executive                                 Head of Income Generation

[email protected]                       [email protected] 

 

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Hungary

Habitat for Humanity has been serving families in Hungary since 1996. About 33 percent of Hungary’s population is challenged by the threat of poor living conditions and social marginalization. While the number of people living in poor conditions grows constantly, incomes are further polarizing. Housing costs are an ever-growing burden for families. Many lose their homes because they are unable to meet expenses.

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Kenya

Kenya has an annual housing demand of 250,000 units with an estimated supply of 50,000 units, culminating in a housing deficit of 2 million units, or 80% deficit. Housing affordability is a key challenge in Kenya with many people unable to afford to buy or build their own home. Only 2% of the formally constructed houses target lower-income families. About 6.4 million people, or of Kenya’s urban population live in informal settlements. 

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