- Capital city – Amsterdam
- Population – 17 million
- Life expectancy – 81.7 year
- Unemployment rate – 4.9%
- GDP per capita – $ 53,900
- 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.
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
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
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.
Habitat for Humanity Netherlands,
1043 EX Amsterdam