Netherlands

Gatwickstraat 1
1043 GK Amsterdam
Netherlands

WebsiteA computer monitor with a mouse cursor displayed in the center www.habitat.nl
PhoneA smartphone +31  (020) 800-2970

 

Country Facts:

 

  • Capital city – Amsterdam
  • Population  17 million
  • Life expectancy  81.7 year
  • Unemployment rate – 4.9%
  • GDP per capita  $ 53,900

 

Habitat Facts

  • Habitat started in the Netherlands in 1993.
  • Volunteers mobilized in FY2019 400
  • Funds raised in FY2019 – 1.9 million €

 

Habitat for Humanity in the Netherlands

Habitat for Humanity Nederlands was founded in April 1993 with the goal to raise funds and awareness for Habitat’s work worldwide. The national office is located in Amsterdam. Its main donors and partners are from the corporate sector, with a strong link to banking and construction industry.

Habitat for Humanity Nederlands partners with a wide range of supporters, including individual donors, service clubs, and development organizations. Since 1993, Habitat Netherlands has supported projects in more than 30 countries around the world.

 

Habitat Netherlands’ programs

Build with the most vulnerable

Habitat’s vision is a world where everyone has a decent place to live. Habitat for Humanity Nederlands has supported many projects around the globe over the past 25 years, from installing cook stoves in Guatemala to building water kiosks in Zambia, renovating houses in Cambodia, and supporting earthquake recovery in Haïti and Nepal. The organization engages in a variety of initiatives to provide the most vulnerable families with safe and decent housing, running water and proper sanitation. 

In the Netherlands, Habitat wants to inform and educate as many people as possible about global housing problems and its own work. It involves supporters in global work, mobilizes them to build with families in need of decent homes, and motivates them to raise funds for Habitat’s international programs. 

Building trips

In a country where housing is not as much of an issue as in many other places, the most direct and impactful way to mobilize the Dutch for Habitat’s cause is by participating in Habitat’s Global Village volunteer building trips. Habitat Nederlands’ Global Village program is a successful engagement initiative with many corporate teams, service clubs, and special teams (CEOs, women, parent/child). Teams travel to one of Habitat’s projects where they work with future homeowners and local construction workers for one week. A third of Habitat’s funds in the Netherlands is raised through the Global Village program.

 

What you can do

DONATE

You can help families around the world improve their living conditions by taking one or more of the following actions:

Please click here to donate to Habitat to Habitat for Humanity Netherlands

VOLUNTEER

You can help us with your fundraising activities  in many different ways – participate in one of our building trips, run the Dam to Dam or start your own fundraiser, for example with your school. Everything is possible. Create your own fundraising page and involve your family, friends and colleagues: Click here for our fundraising platform. 

 

CONTACT

Habitat for Humanity Netherlands, Gatwickstraat 1, 1043 GK Amsterdam

+31 20 800 29 70

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